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ERIC Number: EJ1141092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
International Student Mobility: Trends in First-Time Graduate Enrollment
Figueroa, Carmen I.; Morales, Betsy; Sharma, Anand D.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v8 n2 p55-63 Fall 2012
The academic programs at the graduate level are increasingly interested about the enrollment management challenges in terms of international student mobility. Understanding fundamental enrollment concepts to attract international students provides the essential key to consider the competitive environment concerning university resources, academic program potential, complex cultural dynamics, and workplaces among others. Based on a six-year quantitative and descriptive statistical study, this paper addresses the trends of first-time graduate enrollment and patterns of international student mobility by faculty at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Results revealed the sustained trend of graduate enrollment of international students mainly from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean among others. Moreover, the presence of international graduate students adds a dimension of diversity to UPRM between teaching and research undertakings that enhance the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and Business Administration. The international student mobility has a consistent tendency mainly in the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences. This consistency resembles the quality and reputation recognized by educational institutions and organizational world rankings. In-depth, understanding the trends related to international graduate enrollment and mobility should be considered by institutional leaders and administrators at UPRM to make knowledgeable decisions and to effectively set priorities to recruit highly qualified international students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico; Argentina; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; France; Germany; Haiti; Honduras; Israel; Italy; Mexico; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Peru; Russia; Syria; Spain; Uruguay; Venezuela
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