International Students and Study Abroad at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

New Trends and Directions


  • Julie Baer
  • Krishna Bista


Historically Black Colleges and Universities, International Students, Study Abroad, and Open Doors, International Education


Drawing upon data from Open Doors®, this chapter highlights the characteristics of international educational exchange at HBCUs as of the most recent academic years.  It provides insights into both inbound international students attending HBCUs as well as outbound U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit from HBCUs.  The chapter provides statistical insights on the profile of international exchange at HBCUs compared to national trends, such as international students’ academic levels, place of origin, field of study, and primary funding source as well as U.S. study abroad students’ destination, duration of study abroad, and student characteristics.


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Author Biographies

Julie Baer

Julie Baer is a Research Specialist at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she manages the data collection and analysis for Open Doors and conducts specialized research for IIE program teams on strategic program design and planning. Her areas of expertise include analyzing trends in international academic mobility in U.S. higher education across sectors and using geospatial analysis to highlight trends in educational access. Ms. Baer holds an EdM in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BS from Centre College. She was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Malaysia in 2012. E-mail:

Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA. He is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students. He has published more than 75 articles and book chapters, and 15 books. He holds master’s degrees in higher education (Troy University) and English education (Tribhuvan University) and a doctoral degree in educational leadership/higher education (Arkansas State University). E-mail: 



How to Cite

Baer, J., & Bista, K. (2021). International Students and Study Abroad at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: New Trends and Directions. STAR Scholar Books. Retrieved from

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