|Fiscal Year||H-1B Petitions Approved Under Cap|
1Final count for FY96. INS reported in August 1996 that the 65,000 cap had been reached. Upon reconsideration of its methodology, INS determined that certain amended petitions and applications for extension of status had been improperly counted toward the cap. It is likely that H-1B usage for fiscal years prior to 1996 also inaccurately includes these petitions.
2Cap reached September 1, 1997. 5,099 approvals rolled over to FY98.
3Cap reached May 11, 1998. 19,431 approvals rolled over to FY99.
4INS announced June 15, 1999 that enough petitions were pending to reach the cap. Only petitions filed prior to mid-April are being approved under the cap. Over 40,000 are expected to roll over to FY00.
|Fiscal Year||Growth in H-1B Demand|
|Bachelor Degree Total/Aliens||Masters Degree Total/Aliens||Doctoral Degree Total/Aliens|
|Computer & Information Services||24,098/2,165||10,151/3,839||867/395|