- The latest "Open Doors" report from the Institute of International Education shows that the 5.7% increase of international enrollments at U.S. colleges last fall to 764,495 was primarily the result of double-digit growth from China and a slight increase in Saudi Arabian students.
- For the first time in 11 years, the number of international undergraduate students topped the number of international graduate students.
- Overall, the number of international students in the United States rose faster in 2011 than either of the previous two years, but numbers from countries like South Korea, Japan and India that the U.S. has relied on in the past for international students have either declined or experienced marginal growth.
From the article:
The story, once again, is China. Thousands of mainland Chinese students in pursuit of an American education helped drive up international enrollments at colleges across the United States last fall, according to the latest "Open Doors" report from the Institute of International Education. 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. ...