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record-high-foreign-enrolment-us-commencements-decline-first-time-12-yearsRecord-high foreign enrolment in US but commencements decline for the first time in 12 years

The US remains the world’s leading destination with a record-high 1.08 million foreign students enrolled in 2016/17. This represents a 3.4% increase over the year...

2017-agent-barometer-survey-links-student-agent-perceptions-destination-attractiveness2017 Agent Barometer survey links student and agent perceptions with destination attractiveness

Now in its 11th year, the annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer continues to be a landmark survey of the practices and perceptions of education agents around...

global-investment-student-housing-reaches-new-heightsGlobal investment in student housing reaches new heights

The availability of suitable student housing looms large for many study destinations. The sector is now drawing significant...

New report maps student expectations for language study

A survey of nearly 5,000 current and former language students finds very high levels of student satisfaction and expectations...

Specialised camps are raising the bar for junior programmes

The junior segment is big business for leading ELT (English-language training) destinations and an increasingly important growth segment in a global market where overall year-over-year...

The growing importance of the two-year college recruitment channel in the US

There are now more than 95,000 international students enrolled in two-year colleges in the US...

US federal court issues injunction against latest travel ban

A US federal court has again moved to block a travel ban against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. As we reported last month, US President...

US suspends visa processing in Turkey

Update for 7 November 2017: The US Department of State announced this week that US embassies and consulates in Turkey have resumed processing of non-immigrant visas “on a...

First-time international enrolment slowing for American graduate schools

Over the past ten years, the growth of first-time international enrolments in American graduate programmes...

US administration rolls out more targeted travel ban

On 24 September, US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation outlining new or updated restrictions on travellers from eight countries, including Iran, Venezuela, and Iraq....

Support for international students key at US community colleges

In the US, community colleges – sometimes referred to as junior colleges – are two-year tertiary institutions offering secondary school bridging or equivalency programmes, technical diplomas and...

MBA programmes report shifting international application volumes

A global survey finds that a majority of graduate business programmes are reporting growth in application...

OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a massive report that rolls up a considerable range of education data and trends....

College admissions under pressure in the US: International numbers down for some

For colleges and universities in the US, 1 May is the traditional benchmark date for measuring whether or not enrolment goals for the coming year...

What rankings are most important to students?

It has long been held that global university rankings are important to students, and that, particularly in some markets, they play a significant role in...

Canadian language programmes register modest growth in 2016

The number of students enrolled in Canadian language programmes increased by...

Slowing growth in foreign secondary enrolment carries important implications for US recruiters

A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) highlights that the number of international secondary students in the US more than tripled between...

US: Most university business officers anticipate financial challenges ahead

A new survey released by Inside Higher Ed finds that 71% of chief business officers (CBOs) agree that US higher education is in the midst...

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