Pepperdine Ranks No. 1 in the Institute of International Education's 2015 Open Doors Report

November 23, 2015  | 1 min read

Pepperdine topped several of the data sets released in the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released this month by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

In the newly released numbers, Pepperdine ranked number one for undergraduate participation in U.S. study abroad programs at doctorate-granting universities. Pepperdine topped the list by advancing from its 2014 ranking of number six. The 2015 Open Doors Report estimated that 86.5 percent of all undergraduate students at Pepperdine University studied abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year, a 27.5 percentage point increase over the 2012-2013 academic year’s participation of 59 percent.

This year, Pepperdine also maintained its ranking at number two on the list of longest term durations of U.S. study abroad at doctorate-granting universities.

Of 17 top Fields of Study of U.S. Study Abroad Students listed by the 2015 Open Doors Report as most pursued by U.S. study abroad students Pepperdine offers 16, with the exception of agriculture.

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 as determined by the 2015 Open Doors Report.

All data was obtained from a census based on a survey of approximately 3,000 accredited U.S. institutions. View the full 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange here.