International student numbers at US graduate schools have continued along "troubling" trajectory for the second year running, with a 1% decline in international enrolments from fall 2017-18 and a 4% drop in international applications.
International preliminary applications to graduate schools in the US have increased for the tenth consecutive year, according to the Council of Graduate Schools. Indian enrolments continuing to drive growth as Chinese numbers fall for the third straight year.
Diversity is on the rise among international graduate students in the US as the third phase of the Council of Graduate Schools's International Graduate Admissions survey shows first time enrolments have risen for the fifth consecutive year despite a drop in Chinese students for the first time in a decade.
First-time international graduate student numbers in the USA were up by 11.5% in 2013 bolstering overall enrolment figures as domestic numbers continue to fall, data published by the Council of Graduate Schools shows.