ERIC Number: ED340426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
International Student Profile.
In an effort to augment the information needed for decisions regarding policy, funding, programs, and services, Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) conducts periodic studies of its foreign student population. This report profiles international students at M-DCC for closing fall term 1990-91, and provides national data comparisons among institutions of higher learning for opening fall term 1989-90. In addition, colleges and universities in Florida are also compared with each other. Study highlights include the following: (1) California continues to lead the nation in absolute numbers and percent of international students in two-year institutions (n=13,129 or 25%), followed by Florida with 8,529 international two-year college students; (2) for the past 6 years, M-DCC has led the nation in the number of international students; (3) both at M-DCC and nationwide, business management is the most popular program among international students; (4) 87% of M-DCC's international students come from Latin America; (5) for opening 1989-90 fall term, 386,850 non-citizens were enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the United States; (6) from 1965 to 1989, there was an overall increase of 1,117% in international students at M-DCC; (7) at closing fall term 1990, resident alien enrollments at M-DCC were at an all-time high of 13,805 or 71% of the international students at the school; (8) 137 countries were represented by M-DCC's international students; and (9) the greatest numbers of refugee/asylee students were from Nicaragua and Cuba. Detailed data tables are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.