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Fewer foreign students are coming to US, survey shows

Experts cited an uncertain social and political climate in the United States as part of the reason for the decline in enrollment

Stephanie Saul | NYT 

The first new college class since the election of Donald J. Trump has arrived on campus, and new numbers confirm what the higher education industry had feared: Fewer foreign students are coming to the United States. The number of newly arriving international students declined an average 7 percent in fall 2017, with 45 percent of campuses reporting drops in new international enrollment, according to a survey of nearly 500 campuses across the country by the Institute of International Education. Experts cited an uncertain social and political climate in the United States as ...

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 14:44 IST
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