ERIC Number: ED212245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Survey Summary: Students and Scholars from the People's Republic of China in the United States, August 1981.
Fingar, Thomas; Reed, Linda A.
A survey of 313 American colleges and universities thought to have accepted students and/or scholars from the People's Republic of China (PRC) was conducted in March 1981 by the U.S.-China Education Clearinghouse. Usable responses were received from 164 institutions. The responses indicated that a total of 3,467 PRC students and scholars were served from 1978 through 1981. Of this total, 399 were undergraduates, 656 were graduate students, and 1,945 were visiting scholars. Twenty-six percent of the scholars and students from China attend schools in the Far West (primarily in California); the next heaviest concentrations are in New York, New England, and the upper Midwest). Most students and scholars from China are concentrated in relatively few schools. A large majority of all PRC students and scholars are in mathematics, physical science, or engineering disciplines; a far smaller proportion are in the life sciences. However, graduate students in the humanities have increased from 0.5 percent in 1979-80 to 15 percent in 1981-82. Sixty-five percent of the PRC scholars on American campuses in 1979-81 were fully supported by the Chinese government and an additional seven percent received partial support. Additional information covers: English language skills, admissions policies and procedures, visas, and agreements between Chinese and American institutions. (SW)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Faculty, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, International Educational Exchange, Majors (Students), Researchers, School Surveys, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Teacher Exchange Programs, Undergraduate Students
U.S.-China Education Clearinghouse, 1860 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($1.00 each, 5 for $2.00; 10 for $3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.; National Association for Foreign Students Affairs, Washington, DC. China Education Clearinghouse.
Identifiers: China; United States