Record Number of International Students Attend US Colleges

They don't qualify for as much government assistance, yet their numbers are increasing. Hmmmm.


The number of international college students in America is up by 6 percent, due largely to a surge from China, whose residents now account for 1 of every 4 foreign students on U.S. campuses.

The increase of 23 percent involving a country already the biggest exporter of students to this nation is among the findings of a report released today by the Institute of International Education.

The study found that international enrollment in 2011-12 reached a record 764,495 students, a total that is 41,218 greater than the previous year and the sixth consecutive annual gain. In all, 31 percent more international students attend colleges and universities in the U.S. than a decade ago.