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ERIC Number: EJ873934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Security and International Students: Visa Policies and Declining Enrollments
Community College Journal, v75 n4 p28-31 Feb-Mar 2005
For large numbers of international students, U.S. community colleges are the gateway to U.S. higher education. Community colleges offer lower cost, high quality programs in a wide variety of disciplines in smaller class sizes. At the same time, admission requirements are more flexible than at four-year institutions. International students seeking a U.S. bachelor's degree can spend their first two years at a community college (receiving an associate degree) and then transfer to a four-year institution for their final two years of study. The latest "Open Doors" report (November 2004) issued by the Institute of International Education, reports a 10 percent decrease in the number of international students enrolled in associate degree institutions in the U.S. This article presents the opinions of community college administrators across the country, solicited by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), about the possible reasons underlying the recent decline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A