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U.S. Department of State Announces the 2023-2024 Top Producing U.S. Colleges and Universities of Fulbright Students and Scholars – United States Department of State

In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to higher education and study abroad, the U.S. Department of State has recognized 170 higher education institutions in 37 states and the District of Columbia that have the highest number of candidates selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Programs for the 2023-2024 academic year. Fulbright Top Producing Institutions are diverse institutions that engage with the Fulbright Program, ensuring its broad impact on American communities across the country.

The institutions with the highest number of U.S. Scholars within their classification were California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, California), Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont), the Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania), Salem State University (Salem, Massachusetts), and Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington).  Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, Oregon), and Chief Dull Knife College (Lame Deer, Montana) were also recognized as top producers among special focus institutions and tribal colleges, respectively.  Fulbright U.S. Scholars are faculty, researchers, administrators, and established professionals who teach or conduct research in affiliation with institutions abroad.

The institutions with the highest number of U.S. Students within their classification were Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine), Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), and the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Georgia).  Fulbright U.S. Students are recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals who participate in study/research exchanges or serve as English teaching assistants in local educational institutions abroad.

Twelve U.S. institutions had the distinction of being a top producer of both Fulbright U.S. Students and U.S. Scholars:  Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona), Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine), the George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont), North Carolina State University at Raleigh (Raleigh, North Carolina), Reed College (Portland, Oregon), Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), University of Maryland – College Park (College Park, Maryland), University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Amherst, Massachusetts), and University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California).

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad.  Fulbrighters exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections, and work to address complex global challenges.

Interested media may contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at eca-press@state.gov.

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