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H1B application count breakdown by undergrad and grad levels ?

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Hi guys .. So I know that USCIS annually publishes how many industrial H1B applications were received, however I can't find any place which gives a breakdown of that number in terms of how many applications are for candidates who did a Masters degree in the US (and hence have a second try at the 20k lottery), and how many applications are for candidates who did a Bachelors degree in the US, or didn't do any degree in the US (who can only fight for a spot in the first 65k lottery) ..

For example, this year USCIS stated that 233,000 applications were received. However I don't how does this number breakdown according to the aforementioned criteria.

Does anyone know where to get such stats ?

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http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/Reports%20and%20Studies/H-1B/h1b-fy-12-characteristics.pdf

Although page 14 differentiates petitions by education level, I did not read to see if it included location of the degree received

Perhaps you can read it and see if you need more information

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Thanks for that. Is there is a similar document for FY 2015 (i.e. which gives the stats for last year's H1B lottery) ?

Plus, you're right - there's no real way to determine how many of those MS/PhD candidates got their advanced degrees in the US.

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Most go to Indian outsourcers and not many of their employees would be educated in the US.


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