Pepperdine Ranked Number One in Institute of International Education 2015 Open Doors Report
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The Institute of International Education released its 2015 Open Doors Report on International
Educational Exchange on November 16. Pepperdine University topped several of the data
sets, ranking number one for undergraduate participation in U.S. study abroad programs
at doctorate-granting universities, advancing from its 2014 ranking of number six.
The 2015 Open Doors Report estimated that 86.5 percent of all undergraduate students at Pepperdine studied abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year, revealing a 27.5 percentage point increase over the 2012-2013 academic year’s participation of 59 percent.
Pepperdine also maintained its ranking at number two on the list of longest term durations of U.S. study abroad programs offered through doctorate-granting universities.
The report contained a section entitled “U.S. Study Abroad: Fields of Study,” which outlined the top 17 fields of study and the percentage of students involved in earning degrees in each of the fields. Pepperdine offers degrees in 16 of the 17 fields of study listed.
Additionally, of Pepperdine’s seven global programs offered, five locations—including the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Germany, and Argentina—placed in the Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students.