2018-19 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

February 11, 2019

The lists of more than 170 U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars abroad in academic year 2018-2019 are now available and highlight the Fulbright Program’s strong institutional diversity and impact on American communities. 

The lists are compiled by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, and are organized by the 2018 Carnegie Classification.  

Topping this year’s lists of institutions that sent the most U.S. Students abroad on the Fulbright Program are: 

Doctoral and Research Universities
Brown University (RI) 

Master’s Colleges and Universities
St. Edwards University (TX) 

Bachelor’s Colleges
Williams College (MA) 

Specialized Institutions
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

Fulbright Students are recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals.

Topping this year’s lists of institutions that sent the most U.S. Scholars abroad on the Fulbright Program are: 

Doctoral and Research Universities
University of South Florida-Main Campus

Master’s Colleges and Universities
College of Charleston (SC) 
Appalachian State University (NC)

Bachelor’s Colleges
Colgate University (NY)
Middlebury College (VT) 
Trinity College (CT) 

Specialized Institutions
The John Marshall Law School (IL)
Vermont Law School
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

Fulbright Scholars are faculty, researchers, administrators, and established professionals.

Twenty-six U.S. community colleges also sent Fulbright U.S. Scholars abroad in 2018-2019 and are recognized in the top producing lists.  To see a full list of the institutions by category, visit the Fulbright Top Producing Institutions website.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 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 2,000 U.S. students, artists and early career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants annually to study, teach English, and conduct research overseas, and more than 800 U.S. scholars, artists, and professionals teach or conduct research overseas through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program annually.

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