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Domestic and International Graduate Enrolment

VU International News and Reviews No. 100 October 30 2017

October 2017

The National Foundation for American Policy has published a report on “The Importance of International Students TO American Science AND Engineering” which shows to which extent graduate programmes in science and engineering are dominated by international (predominantly Asian) students. At many U.S. universities, both majors and graduate programs in science and engineering could not be maintained without international students. It is a pity that the report zooms in so much on only electrical engineering and computer science; the table in the report doesn’t contain the totals and the average percentage:

International students 133 648
Domestic students 53 440
Total 187 088
The overall proportion of international students 71.4%

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