Fulbright Top Producing Institutions 2020-2021


The U.S. Department of State has announced the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students—those institutions in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest numbers of their U.S. students (young professionals with a bachelor’s degree) and scholars (faculty, researchers, and administrators) awarded Fulbrights for the 2020-2021 academic year, in the February 15th online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. In response to COVID19 Program adaptations, the 2020-2021 Top Producing data reflects the total number of awards offered, rather than the number of awards accepted as has been the criteria in past years.

The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. More than 2,200 U.S. Students and 900 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators are awarded Fulbright awards annually. In addition, some 4,000 Fulbright Foreign Students and Visiting Scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research, or teach their native language in U.S. institutions of higher education.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 400,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.

In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates activities relevant to the Fulbright Student Program and Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. You can find out more about the Fulbright Program at us.fulbrightonline.org, or on the U.S. State Department's Fulbright website.

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Congratulations to all those institutions whose students and faculty received Fulbright awards this year and especially to those listed in this year's Top Producing Institutions lists. We would like to thank the Fulbright Program Advisers and Fulbright Scholar Liaisons for their successful advising of students and faculty.

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