Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016
Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.
Where do foreign student graduates work in the United States?
Explore the movement of international graduates in the 61 metro areas where at least 5,000 foreign graduates applied and were approved for OPT.
Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges
The federal Optional Practical Training program saw a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields between 2008 and 2016.
Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations
Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.
Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Many minority students go to schools where at least half of their peers are their race or ethnicity
Large shares of black and Hispanic public school students in the U.S. attend schools where their own race or ethnicity accounts for at least half of students.
Hispanic dropout rate hits new low, college enrollment at new high
The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, a decline that comes alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.
About a third of Americans would tell a high schooler seeking career advice to enter a STEM-related field
In giving career advice to high schoolers, younger Americans encourage them to follow their dreams while older adults tell them to get jobs in a STEM field.
How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing
The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.
Republicans much ‘colder’ than Democrats in views of professors
More Republicans offer a cold than warm view of college professors when asked to rate them on a “feeling thermometer.”