Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Conducted every five years, the Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses study 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 it includes two- and four-year, public and private, degree-granting institutions.

2022 Edition

Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses: 2022 Edition shares the top-line findings from the 2021 Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey, which was organized around the six key areas of the ACE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization: institutional commitment and policy, leadership and structure, curriculum, faculty support, partnerships, and mobility. The 2022 iteration of Mapping examines information from 2016 to 2021 and is distinctive because of the unique circumstances and time frame in which data was collected; relative to past years, the COVID-19 pandemic made internationalization efforts extremely difficult for our institutions. While the data identified areas of decline, it also showed notable resiliency in many areas that are highlighted throughout the analysis. This report also includes findings about respondents' perceptions of the future of internationalization.

Report, Survey Instrument, and Tables

​Infographics and Data Visualizations

Past Editions

Past editions of Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses show how policies, practices, and perspectives on internationalization and global engagement at U.S. colleges and universities have changed since the first report was released in 2003.

Explore Past Editions

2022 Edition Webinar Recording

In "Mapping Internation​alization: Recommendations and Implicati​ons for Higher Education," ​experts shared the report findings and unpacked the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was recorded on November 8, 2022.

Watch the Recording​​

​Interactive Tool

How do internationalization and global engagement at your institution compare with that of similar colleges and universities? Use this interactive tool to get a snapshot of what you can learn from the Mapping data.​​


This research is generously supported by Acumen, part of Sannam S4; IES Abroad; and Navitas.