ERIC Number: ED263839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-6
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Foreign National Students at Colleges and Universities in the United States and in the Mid-South: Boon or Bane?
Clark, Sheldon B.; Finn, Michael G.
Characteristics of foreign national enrollments in colleges and universities in the U.S. Mid-South are discussed, along with implications of the presence of foreign nationals for colleges and the U.S. labor market. Enrollments of foreign nationals by field of study in 1982 are examined, along with their representation at the graduate level in science and engineering. Data are also provided on: enrollments by state and by type of institution (public and private, two- and four-year); the percentage of U.S. degrees awarded to foreign nationals in four selected disciplines; the percentage of foreign nationals who received U.S. science and engineering degrees during 1976-1979 who were in the U.S. work force in 1982 by five disciplines; and foreign nationals as a percentage of all Ph.D. new entrants into the U.S. labor force, 1980-1981, by four disciplines. Highlights are as follows: (1) 1982 and 1984 foregin student enrollments in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee increased at a greater rate than for the nation as a whole; (2) Louisiana has a much larger percentage of foreign students than expected; and (3) many of the foreign nationals trained in U.S. colleges enter the U.S. labor market. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Tennessee