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April 28, 2023Washington, DC, United StatesStudent and Exchange Visitor Program

ICE releases 2022 SEVP annual report

Outlines analysis of international student populations, new student trends

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released its calendar year 2022 Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) annual report on April 26, detailing the international student population. This report highlights calendar year 2022 data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a web-based system that includes information about international students, exchange visitors, and dependents while they are in the United States.

The total number of SEVIS records for active F-1 and M-1 students was 1,362,157 in calendar year 2022, an increase of 10.1 percent from calendar year 2021. While this increase is significant, these figures remain below pre-pandemic numbers, which were 1,523,758 in calendar year 2019.

All four regions in the United States saw an increase in international student records from 2021 to 2022. California continued to host more international students than any other state.

All continents saw an overall increase in the number of students coming to the United States last year. International F-1 and M-1 students came from every continent in the world other than Antarctica, and from more than 227 countries and territories. The number of international student records from China and India made Asia the most popular continent of origin. However, China sent fewer students in 2022 in comparison to 2021, while India sent more students.

The full SEVIS by the numbers report can be viewed online, and additional SEVIS data can also be viewed in the SEVP Data Library.

ICE reviews SEVIS records for potential violations and refers cases with possible national security concerns to its field offices for further investigation. Additionally, SEVP’s Analysis and Operations Center analyzes student and school records for administrative compliance with federal regulations related to studying in the United States.

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