International student first time enrolment at US institutions continued to decline for the third year running, new data has revealed. But the 0.9% decrease suggests the decline is levelling, and OPT remains a draw.
The number of international students being hosted by the US has surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, but new student enrolments fell by 6.6%, the latest data from Open Doors has revealed.
Many US higher education institutions report international enrolments declines and while considering the interplay of factors such as rising fees and global competition, many attribute the challenges to the political environment, a new report by WES has found.
Latest Open Doors data reveals second year of the US hosting more than 1 million international students but a decline of 10,000 enrolments recorded in new enrolments in fall 2016. Industry value overall is $39 billion.