International enrolment at US grad schools holds steady

November 11, 2009

According to a new study from the US-based Council of Graduate Schools, the number of foreign first-time students at American graduate schools is flat this year, following 4 consecutive years of growth. Enrolments of graduate students from China continue to surge, and gains from the Middle East and Turkey are much larger than they have been in recent years. Meanwhile, figures from India and South Korea are down. The council's director of research and policy analysis cites competition as one reason some nations are sending fewer grad students to the US. Countries such as India and China have seen an expansion in graduate education offerings, and other Western nations like Canada and Britain are wooing foreign students. Inside Higher Ed | Read the full report