Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Fulbright U.S. Student Programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to support academic exchanges between the United States and over 160 countries around the world.

Each year, ECA, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, recognizes the U.S. higher education institutions with the highest number of applicants accepted to the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs. These “Fulbright Top Producing Institutions” lists are organized by Carnegie Classification. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists in its online edition.

The lists are published in an interactive format on the Fulbright Top Producing Institutions data site, where users can view the lists by Top Producing category and institutional type for both the current and previous years.  Since 2020-2021, the data reflect the total number of awards offered by institution whereas data from prior years reflect the number of awards accepted.

Fulbright Top Producing Institutions for the 2022-2023 year were published on February 10, 2023.

Topping the 2022-2023 lists of Research, Master’s, Bachelor’s institutions with the largest number of U.S. students offered Fulbright awards are Georgetown University (DC), Salisbury University (MD), and Bowdoin College (ME). Eight specialized institutions, topped by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), were also listed as Fulbright U.S. Student Top Producing Institutions. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides awards to college graduates, graduate students, and early-career professionals for individually designed study or research programs and English teaching assistantships abroad.

Colleges and universities with the largest numbers of faculty, administrators, researchers, and professionals who were selected for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards in the Research, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degree categories are University of Arizona and The Pennsylvania State University (tied for first), University of Houston-Downtown (TX), and Kenyon College (OH).

Twelve U.S. community colleges, topped by the Lone Star College System (TX), and ten special focus four-year institutions, topped by University of California – San Francisco (CA), which specializes in medical and health sciences, were also recognized as 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Top Producing Institutions. View the full list of institutions by category.

Congratulations to all institutions whose students and faculty received Fulbright awards, and thank you to the Fulbright Program Advisers, Fulbright Scholar Liaisons, and others for their successful efforts in advising their students and faculty.

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