EDUCATION/IMMIGRATION: “The surge in foreign student enrollment that has bolstered diversity and finances at U.S. colleges for the past decade is starting to slow—and concern that the Trump administration is tightening borders is only one factor in the turning tide.
Saudi Arabia and Brazil, which have been big players in sending students to the U.S., recently pulled back on government scholarships. In addition, competition is heating up from shorter degree programs in Europe and improving options closer to home.
Nationwide, new-student enrollments by foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities fell 3.3% in fall 2016 from the year before, the first decline in a decade. Overall international-student enrollments rose by 3.4%, to 1.08 million, a record high but the smallest year-over-year gain since 2009.”
-Melissa Korn, “New Enrollments by Foreign Students at U.S. Campuses on the Decline,” The Wall Street Journal online, Nov. 13, 2017 12:01am