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 Further private college closures predicted in US

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’ frame of reference,...

 Checking in on cost of living in global study destinations

Checking in on cost of living in global study destinations

As competition for internationally mobile students continues to intensify, greater attention is being given to the relative costs of living across both established and emerging study destinations. The...

 Adapting student advising to boost retention and degree completion

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, with anxiety and...

 Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

Canada is expanding its use of biometrics for applicants for visitor visas, work permits, study permits, or permanent residence. Effective 31 July 2018, all applicants from countries in Europe,...

 Google launches new college search feature

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 tech giants can...

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 countries. Known informally...

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...

Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

Students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines applying for full-time study at Canadian institutions or schools can now access a new, expedited student visa processing stream just...

Let them talk: The power of student reviews

Prospective students are highly influenced by online peer reviews of schools and destinations. The availability of candid student...

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 China. Full details...

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 international students in...

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 of skilled talent...

International student survey reveals new opportunities for competitive differentiation

A new global survey reinforces the importance of career outcomes in the decision making of prospective...

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...