Fueled by China, International Enrollment at U.S. Graduate Schools Rises Again

New international-student enrollments at American graduate schools rose by 8 percent this fall, an increase that matched similar growth last year and was driven by students from China, according to survey results released on Thursday by the Council of Graduate Schools. This fall, enrollments of new students from China increased by 22 percent, according to the survey, slightly outpacing last year’s increase of 21 percent and marking the seventh consecutive year of double-digit growth. Enrollments from Brazil also increased significantly, by 14 percent. The survey, which is the third part of the council’s annual look at various aspects of the international-student market, received responses from 265 institutions.

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