The College of William & Mary, and the universities of Delaware, Vermont, and Virginia are the major public university leaders in the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad, while Michigan State, Minnesota, UCLA, UT Austin, and Indiana are the top five public schools with the most students studying abroad, in absolute numbers.
Given the generally larger size of undergrad enrollments in public universities, it is difficult for public universities to make the top 40 list in the percentage of students studying abroad, and William & Mary, Delaware, Vermont, and Virginia are among the smaller high-profile public institutions in the nation.
The percentages of undergrads studying abroad at those four schools are as follows:
–William & Mary, 38.1 percent
–Delaware, 34.7 percent
–Vermont, 32 percent
–Virginia, 30.4 percent
The major public universities with the highest number of students studying abroad as these:
–Michigan State, 2,577
–UT Austin, 2,350
–Penn State, 2,087
Future posts will discuss the latest trends in student travel, such as favorite locations and duration of study abroad.