WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — According to the latest quarterly report on international student trends from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, there are 1.23 million international students in the U.S. with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying at 8,697 schools.

The report highlights the November 2016 data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, a web-based system that includes information about international students, exchange visitors and their dependents while they are in the United States.

According to the data, the international student population in the U.S. increased 2.9 percent compared to just a year earlier. California, New York and Texas had the highest international student enrollment in the United States, with the largest number of students in these states coming from China, India and South Korea. International students in these states chose to major in business and engineering more than any other field of study.

From the report:

Seventy-six percent of all international students studying in the U.S. pursued bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees. California, New York, Texas and Massachusetts were the top states for enrollment at these educational levels. When compared to the previous year, the following states saw the most notable percentage growth in international students pursuing higher education degrees: international students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Alabama increased 13.3 percent, international students pursuing master’s degrees in Virginia increased 21.4 percent, and international students pursuing doctoral degrees in Oregon increased 20.5 percent.

Among U.S. schools, New York University, the University of Southern California, Northeastern University, Columbia University, and Arizona State University had the largest international student populations. More than 11,500 international students enrolled at each school in November.

You can read the report in its entirety here.