The number of Indian students studying in the US has doubled since 2015, according to new data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
According to the latest report, more than 2.7 million Indian students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities last year, a 4.5 percent increase from the previous year.
The growth rate is the highest in the world and a marked increase from 2014 when it was just over 900,000 students.
The new figures were published in the latest edition of the Higher Educational Statistics (HEAS) Quarterly Report, released Tuesday.
The total number of students in the United States in the 2018-19 academic year was 1.39 million, up 0.5 percentage points from the same period in 2017.
While the overall number of enrolled students increased from 3.25 million to 3.36 million, the increase was more dramatic for lower- and middle-income students.
About 7.3 percent of students enrolled at public colleges and in universities were Indian.
Nearly one-quarter of students at private colleges and institutions were Indian, up from 4.2 percent in 2017, the HEAS report found.
In the 2017-18 academic year, more students attended public colleges than private colleges.
The number attending private schools was higher than the national average, but the number attending public colleges was lower than the number at public universities.