1 in 3 international graduate students in U.S. is now from China: Report
One in three international graduate students in the United States is from China, according to a new report.
The report from the Council of Graduate Schools, Chinese citizens continue to pour onto U.S. college campuses, now comprising 37 percent of all international graduate students.
The report found that the number of first-time enrollments by Chinese students increased by 22 percent, the seventh consecutive year of double-digit growth.
The report, based on fall 2012 enrollment data from 265 U.S. schools, found that business and engineering saw the largest gains in first-time enrollment by international students, notching increases of 15 percent and 12 percent, respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Last year, they reported growth of nine percent and six percent in business and engineering, respectively, the Journal said.
Nearly half of all first-time international enrollments are now in those two subject areas, it added.
The paper quoted Jeffrey Allum, director of research and policy analysis at the Council of Graduate Schools, as saying that many of the gains are likely the result of surging demand by Chinese students, who still see a U.S. degree as attractive even as their local schools gain in global reputation.