Friday, December 12, 2008

UST remains among top five in national study-abroad participation study

The Institute of International Education’s “Open Doors Report 2008” recently released its annual report about U.S. students who study abroad during college. It shows that, once again, the University of St. Thomas remains among the leading American institutions for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad.

The Open Doors Report 2008 analyzes data from the 2006-07 academic year, in which St. Thomas’ participation rate, 61.1 percent, was again ranked fifth nationally among doctoral institutions. The rate is based on the number of undergraduate students who participated in study-abroad programs (665) and the number of undergraduate degrees conferred (1,089).

These rankings mark the fifth year that St. Thomas has been ranked as a “doctoral/research” institution, a category that typically includes much larger schools. This year’s top five schools mirrored last year’s results, with Yeshiva University in New York coming in first, followed by the University of Denver, Wake Forest University and Dartmouth University. Just behind St. Thomas were the University of San Diego, the University of Notre Dame, Duke University, American University, and Georgetown University and Pepperdine University tied for tenth place. St. Thomas Bulletin

This is a quite long and interesting article with information on the rankings of other programs and other Minnesota colleges and universities.

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