Statistics – Off-Campus Study at St. Olaf

2013-14 Off-Campus Study Participation Statistics

  • 786 unique St. Olaf students participated in a total of 810 off-campus experiences.  24 students participated in two programs during the year
  • International Independent Study (I/S), Independent Research (I/R), and Academic Internship participants are included as noted
  • 810 is a decrease of 4% from the 844 participants in 2012-13.  Short term participation rose from 589 to 622 students, but semester programs fell from 255 to 188
  • Semester participants made up 23% of the total, with Interim and Summer participants comprising nearly 77%
  • Domestic participants made up approximately 10% of the total, with 90% of students choosing international experiences

Class of 2014 Off-Campus Participation

Of the 785 seniors, 586 (or 73.4%) participated in at least one off-campus study program.  Of those students, 205 participated in 2, 3 or 4 off-campus experiences.

Open Doors 2014 (based on 2012-13 participation)

The 2014 Institute of International Education Open Doors Report published in November 2014 ranked St. Olaf #1 among baccalaureate institutions for total number of study abroad students with 739.  Note that the Open Doors Report excludes international student participants and participants in domestic off-campus study programs, so total participation as measured by IIE is lower.