The number of international students studying at US colleges and universities hit an all-time high of 1.09 million during the 2017-18 academic year.
But data captured in the most recent Open Doors report from the Institute of International Educational Exchange (IIE) shows that new international student enrollments continued to fall— a trend first observed three years ago.
It’s officially International Education Week (#IEW2018), a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education worldwide.
At NACAC, we are celebrating this week (Nov. 12-16) by featuring stories from our members about the impact of international education, why they chose to work in international education, and what international education means to them.
Interested in exploring educational options outside the US?
NACAC’s newly updated Guide to International University Admission features country profiles and admission advice for 13 destinations that have proven popular among US students seeking full degrees outside their home country.
“Extremely disappointing” are the words NACAC used to describe Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.
In a statement released to the press, the association expressed concern that the 5-4 decision would allow for discrimination against individuals based solely on their nationality and/or religion. Three earlier iterations of the ban — which prohibited travelers from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the US — had previously been struck down by lower courts.
Does your college use agents to recruit international students? A new series of resource papers from NACAC is designed to help ensure institutions remain in compliance with the association’s recently revised code of ethics.
The first paper, which examines trends in commission-based international student recruitment, was released this week.
Preliminary figures from the Institute for International Education (IIE) showed a 6.9 percent decrease this fall in the number of international students studying in the US.
The downturn comes on the heels of “a decade of explosive growth in foreign student enrollment,” according to the article.
“Just as many universities believed that the financial wreckage left by the 2008 recession was behind them, campuses across the country have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, this time brought on, in large part, by a loss of international students,” the Times noted. “Schools in the Midwest have been particularly hard hit — many of them non-flagship public universities that have come to rely heavily on tuition from foreign students, who generally pay more than in-state students.”
Preliminary figures from fall 2017 support earlier data showing that the number of international students studying in the US has flattened after more than a decade of growth.
American colleges and universities reported a 6.9 percent decrease in the number of new international students pursuing higher education in the US this fall, according to survey data released this week by the Institute for International Education (IIE).