The Council on Graduate Education reports that total foreign enrollment in US grad schools increased by 1% last year, reversing three years of post-9/11 decline. More significantly, first year foreign enrollment grew by 12%. A few more points of interest:
- First-time enrollment of students from India increased 32% and from China 20%. These two countries were the leaders in foreign enrollment.
- "Increases were highest in Engineering in both first-time (22%) and total enrollment (3%), followed by Business (first-time up 10%, total up 1%)."
- "The survey reveals that the [three-year] degrees have become less of an issue, and more likely to be considered, than they were just one year ago."
For a more detailed discussion of the survey, please see "Foreign Graduates Enrollment Up" at Inside Higher Ed.