ERIC Number: ED234654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Controls Over Foreign Students in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions Are Still Ineffective; Proposed Legislation and Regulations May Correct Problems. Report to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The recruitment of foreign college students and the controls over foreign students in the United States were reviewed. The General Accounting Office interviewed officials and studied the files of the Department of Education (ED), the Department of State, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). In addition, information was obtained from 13 higher education institutions with large concentrations of foreign students. Attention was directed to: foreign student enrollments and their home country, monitoring and control by INS, recruitment of foreign students and whether admission standards were being lowered, the percentage of foreign students attending state-supported schools, and the cost of foreign students to the federal government. It was found that in 1980-1981 about 300,000 foreign students were enrolled in about 2,700 U.S. colleges. Recent criminal investigations have disclosed illegal practices in connection with the recruitment of foreign students and foreign students fraudulently receiving federal financial aid. Actions have been taken or have been proposed that address previously reported questions about the ability of the INS to adequately monitor foreign students and the institutions they attend. Additional findings and statistical data on foreign students are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Crime, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Government School Relationship, Postsecondary Education, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.