According to Open Doors data, the number of international students in the U.S. universities and colleges from 2001/02 to 2014/15 increased by 67% to reach nearly 975,000 students. That increase for Viet Nam was 640%, which places it among the top five sending countries that have experienced a growth rate of over 100%.
As the authors of this analysis point out, the solid growth illustrates the post-9/11 resilience of US institutions of higher education among international students. Whether or not this trend continues may be decided by the results of the upcoming presidential election.
For more information, follow this link to post on DrEducation’s website, based on this 11 September 2016 Forbes article. Keep up the good work, Rahul!
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This upcoming election scares me. How anyone can work in International Education and support DJT is beyond me.
I wonder how many do? The would make for an interesting survey. I know that many (the majority of int’l student services professionals, based on Ph.D. research – not mine) are in the third ethnocentric stage (Minimization) of the DMIS and more than a few are US nationalists, closet or otherwise. That doesn’t compute.