Thursday, November 14, 2013

Colleges court foreign students

Caroline Porter and Douglas Belkin, WSJ, Nov 11, 2103, says many smaller universities are actively scouring Asia and other locales to find students--paying students.

The number of foreign students shot up 7.2% last year from the previous year.

Foreign students account for 3.9% of US college and graduate students.

Seventy percent are in 200 schools (there are 4,000 accredited colleges).

The biggest collections of foreign students are at University of Southern California, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Purdue, and New York University.

Chinese students are a goldmine. Also lucrative--India and South Korea.

Are these students admitted on the basis of grades or because they pay a lot? Do they keep American students out?

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