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ERIC Number: ED538366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
BC International Student Revenue Grows Again. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2012-EF-02
Kuehn, Larry
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
After two years of decline, the tuition from international students increased in 2010-11 and reached more than $129 million. The revenue from international students has more than doubled in a decade, from $55.5 million in 2001-02. This revenue is the most significant source of funding for K-12 education in BC outside of direct grants from the provincial government. While not all the resources from this tuition go directly into education services, school districts reported in 2010-11 that a total of 381 teaching positions exist as a result of international students being in the school system. The number of international students in grades K-12 in 2010-11 was reported at 8,812. International tuition is a source of significant inequities among school districts. Some boards in the Metro Vancouver and South Island areas receive significant supplements from international students, while many small and rural areas receive none. Appended are: (1) "Staff by year and program code: Off-shore students 2010/11"; (2) Total Full-time equivalent (FTE) by Grade-Secondary. "Student Statistics--2011/12 Province--Public and Independent Schools Combined"; and (3) "BC off-shore tuition-fee revenue, 2010-11". (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)