Carroll Ranked in Top Five for Study Abroad

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 5/2/2018

Categories: University News


Young woman in traditional Japanese dress Carroll University’s commitment to international education is evident in new rankings of schools with undergraduate students studying abroad. In the latest report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), Carroll University is ranked fifth among all universities with master’s programs for student participation in study abroad.

IIE’s Open Doors study reveals findings from approximately 3,000 accredited U.S. institutions during the 2015-16 academic year. The institute, a global non-profit dedicated to promoting international education, listed Carroll fifth among all colleges and universities offering master’s programs, with 70.9 percent of its undergraduate students participating in study abroad opportunities. Nationally, only 13 schools in that category saw more than fifty percent of their students study abroad. 

According the report, 325,339 American students received academic credit last year for studying abroad in 2015/2016, an increase of four percent from the previous year. In addition, the authors of the report write that the population of U.S. students studying abroad is growing more diverse, with more students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

In addition to the fifth place ranking by share of students studying abroad, Carroll is ranked 34th on the list of institutions by total number of study abroad students, with 430 students doing short or long term study abroad. Finally, Carroll placed 17th among institutions by short term duration study abroad, with 397 students doing a short term foreign visit.

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