Number of foreign college graduates staying in U.S. to work climbed again in 2017, but growth has slowed
A record 276,500 foreign graduates received work permits under the Optional Practical Training program in the U.S. in 2017, up from 257,100 in 2016.
East Coast and Texas metros had the most H-1B visas for skilled workers from 2010 to 2016
The employment of high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas centered in large East Coast and Texas metro areas in fiscal 2010-2016.
New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession
Salaries have risen for high-skilled foreign workers in U.S. on H-1B visas
U.S. employers planned to pay high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas a median salary of $80,000 a year in fiscal year 2016.
Higher share of students than tourists, business travelers overstayed deadlines to leave U.S. in 2016
About 629,000 foreign visitors who were expected to leave the U.S. in fiscal 2016 were still in the U.S. when the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
More foreign grads of U.S. colleges are staying in the country to work
Read key facts about foreign graduates of U.S. colleges working in the country under the Optional Practical Training program.
Key facts about the U.S. H-1B visa program
Almost 1.8 million H-1B visas have been distributed in fiscal years 2001 through 2015. Here are some key facts about the current H-1B visa program.