China fuels growth in international enrolment at US grad schools

November 9, 2012

First-time international-student enrolments at US graduate schools grew by 8% this fall, an increase that matched similar growth a year ago and was fuelled by students from China, according to new survey results from the Council of Graduate Schools. This fall, enrolments of new students from China rose by 22%, slightly surpassing last year's increase of 21% and marking the seventh consecutive year of double-digit growth. The survey results show that enrolments among students from Brazil also rose significantly, by 14%. Council of Graduate Schools News Release | The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)