Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Foreign Enrollment Declines at Universities, Surveys Say

Foreign student applications to universities in the United States of America are in decline. Bush's America is no longer attractive to foreign students.

Foreign Enrollment Declines at Universities, Surveys Say


The declines represent a troubling turnaround after three decades in which American colleges and universities experienced a boom in the enrollment of foreign students. The uninterrupted growth ended in the fall of 2003, when the country registered its first decline in foreign enrollment since 1971, 2.4 percent, according to the Institute of International Education.

"This is a serious problem for our country," said Peter D. Spear, the provost at the University of Wisconsin, where foreign enrollment declined by 3.8 percent, to 3,435 this year from 3,571 last year. "We depend on international students to provide a good portion of our science and engineering work force," Dr. Spear said.


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