Students from 90 nations are attending St. Cloud State fall semester 2015.
Of the 1,219 international students, 703 are undergraduates, 380 are graduate students, 132 are non-degree students and four are pursuing doctoral degrees.
That total represents a 9.1 percent increase from 2014. Graduate students from other lands jumped 32.4 percent, year over year.
Top nations-of-origin include Nepal (195), Saudi Arabia (179), India (168) and China (104). Students from Nepal are up 70 from last year, a 56-percent increase.
St. Cloud State’s total enrollment — a headcount on the 30th day of the semester — is 15,461, up from 15,416 in 2014.
St. Cloud State’s international student enrollment is ranked nationally among master’s granting institutions, according to the Institute of International Education.
According to a 2013-14 Institute of International Education report, the Minnesota’s 13,765 foreign students and their families contributed a net of $354.2 million to the state economy.
One St. Cloud State’s 1,832 graduate students is from Montenegro, a mountainous nation in the Balkans of southeastern Europe. It’s about the size of Central Minnesota and has a population of less than 700,000.