Student numbers worldwide projected to reach 262 million by 2025

February 21, 2012

The number of students around the world enrolled in PSE is forecast to more than double to 262 million by 2025, reports University World News. Nearly all of this growth will be in the developing world, with more than half in India and China alone. The number of students seeking study abroad could increase to 8 million -- almost 3 times more than today. In an essay published in the new book Making a Difference: Australian international education, a higher education consultant writes that the global increase is being driven by greater numbers of young people entering the peak education ages along with sharply rising participation rates, particularly in the non-compulsory education years. University World News