|Almost one in 7 foreign student in the United States is Indian, making them the largest foreign student group in the country in 2006, even though their numbers dipped 5 percent from the previous year.
Texas is by far the most popular state for Indian foreign students, followed by New York, California and Illinois. However, Indians constitute a higher proportion of the total foreign student body in South Dakota, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Indians don’t take to U.S. islands, however. The only areas where Indians did not make the top 10 list of foreign students are Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. They did nudge into 7th place in the Virgin Isles, but only with 3 students.