State Department Announces Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 11, 2019


The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that the lists of more than 150 U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars abroad in academic year 2018-2019 are now available. The lists highlight the Fulbright Program’s strong institutional diversity and positive impact on American communities.

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the lists, which are organized by Carnegie Classification.

Topping this year’s lists of Research, Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Special-focus 4-year institutions that sent the most U.S. students abroad on the Fulbright Program are Brown University (RI), Saint Edward's University (TX), Williams College (MA), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL). The University of South Florida-Main Campus, College of Charleston (SC), Appalachian State University (NC), Colgate University (NY), Middlebury College (VT), Trinity College (CT), Northern Virginia Community College (VA), and CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY) sent the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Research, Master’s, Bachelor’s and Baccalaureate/Associate categories.

Twenty-six U.S. community colleges and several special focus four-year institutions also sent Fulbright U.S. Scholars abroad in 2018-2019 and are recognized in the top producing lists. For a full list of the institutions by category, please visit the Fulbright Online website.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists, and early career professionals in more than 100 fields of study receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards annually to study, teach English, and conduct research overseas. More than 800 U.S. scholars, artists and professionals teach or conduct research overseas through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program annually.

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