2015-16 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

March 8, 2016
Fulbright U.S. Scholars-Students Each year the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, releases the list of higher education institutions sending the most Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars abroad. For academic year 2015-16, the list highlights the strong institutional diversity within the Fulbright Program. Here are the top institutions in each Carnegie Classification category:
 
Fulbright U.S. Student Program (recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals) 
Doctorate-Research Level
1. Harvard University, Massachusetts - 31 grantees
2. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - 29
3. Northwestern University, Illinois - 26
3. Yale University, Connecticut - 26
 
Master’s Level
1. Saint Edward’s University, Texas - 10
 
Bachelor’s Level
1. Pitzer College, California - 21
 
Fulbright U.S. Scholar-producing institutions (faculty, researchers, administrators, and established professionals) 
Doctorate-Research Level
1. Arizona State University-Tempe - 10 grantees
2. University of Florida - 8
3. University of Massachusetts, Amherst - 7
3. Cornell University, New York - 7
3. Florida State University – 7
 
Master’s Level
1. Eastern Michigan University - 5
 
Bachelor’s Level
1. Bucknell University, Pennsylvania - 4
 
Community Colleges
1. Northern Virginia Community College - 2
1. Austin Community College, Texas - 2
 
This year, The Chronicle of Higher Education also published a feature article that focuses on the Fulbright Program’s efforts to diversify the students and scholars who participate.
 
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 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 1,800 U.S. students, artists and early career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research overseas, and more than 800 U.S. scholars and established artists and professionals teach or conduct research overseas through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program annually.