Online Bachelor's Degree Programs With the Most International Students

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For international undergraduate students both overseas and studying in the U.S., online learning can be a good choice, enabling them to pursue an education at a U.S. institution without having to leave their country of residence or travel to attend class.
In 2014-2015, a total of nearly 10,000 international students were enrolled in the more than 120 online ranked ​bachelor’s degree programs that reported these data to U.S. News.
[See five tips for researching online programs as an international student.]
Fort Hays State University ​was the online bachelor’s degree program with the highest percentage of international students, at 43 percent in 2014-2015, according to U.S. News data. With 7,180 students​ enrolled in Fort Hays’ program, more than 3,100 were international​, making it the only online bachelor’s degree program in which international students comprised more than a quarter of the student body.
Meanwhile, the programs with the next largest percentages of international students had lower total enrollment and therefore had far fewer international students. ​​​​​Lawrence Technological University, for instance, which had the second-highest percentage …