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ERIC Number: EJ780038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Number of Foreign Students Bounces Back to Near-Record High
McCormack, Eugene
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n12 pA1 Nov 2007
The number of international students enrolled in American colleges and universities rose by 3.2 percent last fall--the first significant increase since 2001. Those results appear in the latest edition of "Open Doors," an annual report on international academic mobility published by the Institute of International Education and supported by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. According to the report, there were 582,984 foreign students in the United States in 2006--an increase of 18,218 over 2005, and only 3,339 fewer than the highest number recorded. Those students contributed an estimated $14.5-billion to the U.S. economy, according to the institute. The number of new international students rose 10 percent last fall, following an 8.3-percent jump the year before. Higher-education officials attribute the growth to stronger recruitment efforts by universities, the rising numbers of students who seek education abroad, and continued efforts by the U.S. government to smooth the visa-application process. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States