Higher education has become one of America's fastest-growing exports.
The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China, according to the latest data.
Close to 900,000 international students studied in the U.S. during the 2013-14 school year, up 8 percent from the previous year, according to an annual survey by the Institute of International Education. The group partners with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to collect the data.
Of the world's 4.5 million higher education students who study abroad, the U.S. hosts more than any other country. But just slightly more than 4 percent of all U.S. undergraduate and graduate students are international students.