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ERIC Number: EJ989660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-12
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
China Continues to Drive Foreign-Student Growth in the United States
McMurtrie, Beth
Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov 2012
This article discusses the results of the latest "Open Doors" report from the Institute of International Education. The report states that thousands of mainland Chinese students in pursuit of an American education helped drive up international enrollments at colleges across the United States. Double-digit growth from China, primarily at the undergraduate level, along with a steady uptick in Saudi Arabian students are largely responsible for the increase in international enrollments to 764,495, a 5.7-percent rise over the year before. These drivers are so significant that for the first time in 11 years there are more international undergraduate than graduate students in the United States. However, arrivals have declined from some of the other countries that typically send many students. Aside from China and Saudi Arabia, numbers from other countries that American colleges rely most on for international students either declined or saw marginal growth. That includes South Korea, where enrollments have hovered around 72,000 for several years, and Japan, where enrollments plummeted 41 percent in five years. India, which once sent more students to the United States than any other country, continues to flatline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; India; Japan; Saudi Arabia; South Korea; Turkey; United States; Vietnam