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Domestic and International Graduate Enrolment

VU International News and Reviews No. 100 October 30 2017

October 2017

The Council of Graduate Schools in the US has published its Graduate Enrolment and Degrees 2006 – 2016 report. It shows that international graduate students constituted 18.9% of total enrollment in Fall 2016, against 81.1% for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; at the highest research doctoral institutions, the share of international students was considerably higher: 28.3%. International students were particularly well-represented in mathematics and computer sciences (54.6%), engineering (54.3%), and physical and earth sciences (33.0%).

Graduate applications increased most in mathematics and computer sciences (5.5%), physical and earth sciences (5.0%). Graduate applications decreased most in arts and humanities (-6.2%)in line with the trend from the last five years.

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