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51,310
The number of Iranian students enrolled at U.S.
universities during the 1979-80 academic year,
when Iranian enrollment peaked. Iranian enrollment
subsequently declined to a low of 1,844 in 2000-01
before starting to climb once again.

GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT

HASAN ALMASI ON UNSPLASH

IRAN

Beginning in the 1960s, Iran was
consistently among the top five
sending markets of international
students to the United States.
Iranian student enrollment peaked
in 1979-80, before a sharp decline
following the breakout of the
Iranian Revolution, hostage crisis,
and subsequent closure of the U.S.
embassy in Tehran.
Forty years later, tensions
remain high. The U.S. embassy has
not reopened, so Iranian students
who want to study in the United
States must travel to another
country to apply for a student
visa. The Trump administration's
2017 travel ban further strained
diplomatic efforts and international exchange initiatives.
Despite these challenges,
Iran is one of the world's most
promising markets for outbound
students, with a highly literate
and educated population. Iran's
age demographics-about half of
the population is under the age of
30-and the wide gap between the
demand for postgraduate education
opportunities and the available
spots at Iranian institutions drive
the country's outbound trends.
By investing in Iranian students,
institutions around the world
can model the positive impact of
educational exchange.

318
Percent increase in Iranian enrollment at U.S. universities
between 2007-08 and 2017-18; most recently, 12,783
Iranian students were studying in the United States.

98
Literacy rate among Iranians aged 10 - 49, according
to 2018 comments from Ali Baqerzadeh, head of Iran's
Literacy Movement Organization.

2018
Year that UNESCO awarded its Confucius Prize
for Literacy to Iran's Literacy Movement Organization
in recognition of the program's "consolidated teaching
of literacy and...computer skills."

52,000
Estimated number of international students enrolled
at Iranian universities in 2017; the top sending markets
were Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

48
Percent growth in Iranian enrollment at Canadian
universities in 2018.

Sources: British Council, Institute of International Education,
Tehran Times, UNESCO, Financial Tribune, ICEF Monitor

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From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Iran
Quick Questions
Feature: Africa’s Education Evolution
Feature: Mental Health: At Home and Abroad
Feature: The Faces of International Education
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment Management
International Education Leadership
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