Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

International Graduate Applications Rise for Seventh Consecutive Year

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

International Graduate Applications Rise for Seventh Consecutive Year

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WASHINGTON. D.C.

The number of applications from prospective international students to U.S. graduate schools increased 9 percent in 2012, following an 11 percent gain in 2011 and matching the 9 percent growth seen in 2010, according to a report that has been issued by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

The initial snapshot of graduate applications for fall 2012 shows a seventh successive year of double-digit growth in applications from China, up 18 percent, compared to a 21 percent increase in 2011. Applications from India increased 2 percent, following an 8 percent increase in 2011. South Korea's 2 percent gain last year was Mowed by a decrease of 1 percent this year.

This year, in addition to collecting data for all international students, the report also looks at data for 10 specific countries and regions, up from the four countries and regions in previous years. The survey now collects data on seven countries (China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico and Brazil) and three regions (the Middle East, Africa and Europe). …

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