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International student numbers reach new record in the US but commencements down again this year

For the 12th consecutive year, international student numbers in the US have increased, according to the latest Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange from the...

us-planning-introduce-term-limits-student-visasUS planning to introduce term limits on student visas

In a 17 October update to its published regulatory agenda, the US administration announced a plan to introduce “a maximum period of authorised stay, and...

us-admissions-directors-concerned-international-enrolmentUS admissions directors concerned about international enrolment

An annual survey of senior US college admissions staff finds continuing pressure on both domestic and international enrolments at many institutions. The 2018 Survey of...

Regional demand variations taking hold in graduate business studies

For the second year in a row, a global survey is highlighting important regional shifts in application volumes for graduate studies in business. The newly...

Foreign graduate enrolment in the US dips for second year in a row

Foreign students occupy nearly one in five (18.5%) seats in American graduate schools. But their numbers started to decline marginally in 2016 and now the...

From the field: Recruiting for US ELT programmes

Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US have been buffeted by sharp enrolment declines over the last two years. The subset of 400+ language programmes...

Study explores adoption of online learning and its relationship to student mobility

“Online learning – the use of the Internet to provide or augment formal education – has grown up. Still viewed as novel or innovative in some...

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both...

Further private college closures predicted in US

In 2015, Moody’s Investors Service famously predicted that the number of small US colleges that would close annually would triple by 2017. In the analysts’...

Adapting student advising to boost retention and degree completion

A new survey has found that one in four undergraduate students enrolled at US colleges believe that it will be difficult for them to graduate,...

Google launches new college search feature

LinkedIn has its University Pages, Facebook is partnering with community colleges, and now Google has quietly – to the extent that one of the world’s...

US Supreme Court upholds travel ban

On 26 June, the US Supreme Court upheld a September 2017 presidential proclamation that limited travel to the United States by citizens of several, mainly Muslim-majority...

Global survey compares student decision factors across study destinations

We are pleased to present the following guest post from Joseph Burrow, i-graduate’s director for client services in...

US ELT numbers continue downward trend

Enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US continued to decline in 2017, with student numbers down...

Report: US introduces restrictions for some Chinese visas

Amid growing political and trade tensions, the US State Department said this week that the administration will introduce new limits affecting some visa applicants from...

US student visa data the latest indicator of international enrolment trends

The latest SEVIS by the Numbers report provides a snapshot of foreign enrolment in the US as of 5 March 2018. It finds the number of...

Scale of OPT growth revealed as US administration contemplates reforms

The scale and importance of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) programme in the US, both as a lever for international recruitment and as a source...

The continuing expansion of online learning in the US

Total enrolment in US distance learning programmes reached 6.36 million as of fall 2016, an increase of nearly 6% over...

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