Chinese students represent nearly half of all foreign applicants to US grad programs

April 3, 2012

New data from the Council of Graduate Schools show that for the seventh consecutive year, Chinese applications to American graduate programs experienced double-digit growth, increasing by 18% this year. 47% of all international applications for fall 2012 graduate spaces are from China. This country is not the only one from which there is a surge in interest. Applications from Mexico rose by 17%, those from Brazil grew by 14%, and Canadian applications climbed by 9%. Overall, international graduate student applications for fall 2012 increased by 9%. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)