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Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses

December 30, 1899


The 2016 survey is now closed.

Data collection for the 2016 Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses study has been completed.  We exceeded our survey response rate goal, and are currently working on data analysis.  

The new Mapping report will be available in 2017. Stay tuned!

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About the Study

Conducted every five years, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses assesses the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyzes progress and trends over time, and identifies future priorities. It is the only comprehensive source of data and analysis on internationalization in U.S. higher education, and includes two- and four-year, public and private, degree-granting institutions.  Thus far, the survey has been administered in 2001, 2006, and 2011.

Mapping addresses many aspects of campus internationalization. These include activities and efforts in each of the six categories of ACE’s Model for Comprehensive Internationalization:

  • Articulated institutional commitment
  • Administrative leadership, structure, and staffing
  • Curriculum, co-curriculum, and learning outcomes
  • Faculty policies and practices
  • Student mobility
  • Collaboration and partnerships

2016 Updates

The 2016 Mapping survey addresses emerging issues and explores in more depth themes that have received increasing attention in recent years. Examples include:

  • “Pathways” programs for international students
  • Enrollment trends in international joint and dual degree programs
  • Strategic planning for and management of international partnerships
  • Sources of funding for internationalization efforts
  • Read more

"To realize comprehensive campus internationalization in U.S. higher education requires data collection that charts the progress we are making in the preparation of all students, faculty and staff to engage a more globally interdependent world with skill, wisdom, and responsibility.  ACE’s Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses project is an indispensable tool in realizing that goal."

- Gil Latz, associate vice chancellor for international affairs, Indiana University

Previous Editions

2012 Mapping Report Cover

(Survey conducted in 2011)
Full report (PDF)
Highlights summary (PDF)
Data table (PDF)

2008 Mapping Report Cover

(Survey conducted in 2006)
Full Report
Survey highlights (PDF)


(Survey conducted in 2001)
Full Report
Sector-specific reports:
- Community colleges (PDF)
- Liberal Arts (PDF)
- Comprehensive (PDF)
- Research (PDF)

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