ERIC Number: ED240913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Policy Changes: Foreign Students in Public Institutions of Higher Education.
Barber, Elinor; Battle, Ed
Trends in foreign student enrollments and the policies of public colleges toward foreign students were surveyed as a followup to a 1981 survey. Of 1,491 colleges that received questionnaires, 904 responded. Special attention was focused on differences in the patterns of results for: institutions with large foreign student populations, institutions with high rates of growth of foreign students, and states with the largest number of foreign students. Research concerns pertained to foreign student services, admissions and enrollments, and tuition policy. Findings include the following: the adequacy of services for foreign students has decreased; changes with regard to financial assistance and qualifications for admission are more likely to be adverse than favorable; changes in policy introduced by the institutions with the largest numbers of foreign students depart from the norm but the direction of their impact is not consistently either positive or negative; among the states with the largest concentrations of foreign students, only New York stands out as having made it more difficult for foreign students to come; and the institutions where the foreign student population is growing at a relatively rapid rate appear to encourage this growth and are clearly not taking actions to restrict it. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Ancillary School Services, College Admission, Educational Policy, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Students, Higher Education, School Surveys, State Action, State Colleges, Student College Relationship, Tuition
Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.