THE ENROLLMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT US INSTITUTIONS HAVE DECLINED ACCORDING TO REPORT
THE ENROLLMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT US INSTITUTIONS HAVE DECLINED ACCORDING TO REPORT.
A recent report has just declared that for the first time in 12 years, International Students Enrollment to Institutions in the US have declined
Schools in the US have hosted over one million international students in 2016/2017, nevertheless, the overall number of fresh students enrolling in the USA has dropped.
Open Doors released a new report that suggests growth is slowing down. The overall percentage increase was just 3% as opposed to 7 – 10% in previous years.
Though the USA has been a favourite choice for many students wanting to study abroad, It is the first time the number of newly international registered students declined in 12 years of reporting this data from Open Door.
What is the Reason Behind the Decline in New Enrollments?
It is known that International students bring diversity to a country but they are also crucial when it comes to the economy. According to statistics, the international student community at USA higher education institutions’ contributed $36.9 billion to the economy of the United States as well as providing support for about 450,000+ jobs during 2016/2017 academic year. Source: NAFSA report.
50% of the total registered international students in the US are made up of Indian and Chinese students. However, suggestions that Canada is seeing to emerge as the number one study destination among the Asian students and even Africans pushing the USA off its position.
One major challenge most of these countries have is maintaining top talent in a field of fierce competition.
IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman told The Pie News, “as more countries become active hosts of international students and implement national strategies to attract them, the competition for top global talent in higher education and the workforce will only intensify.”
One other reason for this decline can be tied to the reduction of large Government scholarships in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. This has prompted a massive decrease in the number of students from these countries
What do you think could have also caused this decrease in the number of International Students enrolling in US institutions? Leave your feedback in the comment section below.
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