An early indicator of what’s to come
Colleges and universities in the U.S. could see a sharp decline in enrollment of international students if initial figures from a survey are an early indicator of what’s to come.
Nearly 40 percent of responding U.S. institutions are reporting a drop in international student applications, particularly from students in the Middle East, according to initial findings from a survey of 250 schools. Declines are also reported for students from China and India at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Those figures are a reversal of about a decade of steady increases in applications from international students, which pushed the number of international students studying in the U.S. over 1 million last year.
Posted on 03/16/2017 at 08:06:00 AM