Each year, ISSS creates an annual report that includes a statistical overview of the international students and scholars on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and summaries of the office's services and programs for international students. The statistical section is based on the reporting requirements of the Institute of International Education publication Open Doors, and the statistics are collected by the Office of Institutional Research.
For the Open Doors Foreign Student Report, international students must be 1) enrolled by the end of the second week of classes of the fall semester and 2) on a valid non-immigrant visa, which excludes permanent residents, refugees, asylees, undocumented immigrants, and students with an unknown immigration status. Unlike the Open Doors report, the data in the ISSS Annual Report does not include students on OPT or CPT.
For the Open Doors Foreign Scholar Report, international scholars must be: 1) employed at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities sometime during the fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th) and 2) on a valid non-immigrant visa during that time.
For more information about the data included in the ISSS Annual Report, review the notes at the end of the Annual Report.