The number of Indians studying in the US has increased for the sixth consecutive year, reaching 202,014 in 2018.
According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released on Monday, Indians make up over 18 per cent of all international students in the United States.
India provided the second-highest number of graduate students and jumped up to third place in undergraduates, it said.
Speaking at the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Charisse Phillips said, "Indian students are looking for a great education and the United States offers the best return on this investment."
USIEF hosts centres in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.
In 2018-19, US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students for the fourth consecutive year.
The top places of origin for international students studying in the United States were China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. The top host states were California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
Open Doors is published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), which has conducted an annual statistical survey on international students in the United States since its founding in 1919.