ERIC Number: ED377754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Students in Higher Education: Comparative Statistical Data for 1980 and 1990.
This paper presents an analysis of the number of university students attending institutions outside of their country of origin, focusing on the changes in such attendance between 1980 and 1990. Five tables present information on: (1) foreign students by region of origin; (2) percentage distribution of foreign students by region of origin; (3) major host countries of foreign students; (4) foreign students in major host countries and percentage distribution by region of origin; and (5) foreign students by major countries of origin. The global number of foreign students rose from 915,859 in 1980 to 1,177,583 in 1990, an increase of 29 percent. Approximately 60 percent of these students were from developing countries. Nearly 90 percent of all foreign students are enrolled in developed countries. In 1980 the largest number of foreign students originated from Europe and the Soviet Union, while in 1990 the majority came from Eastern Asia and Oceania. An appended table provides data on major host countries of foreign students for the years 1980 and 1985 through 1990. (MDM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Statistics on Education.
Identifiers - Location: United States