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.
International students and their dependents contributed $26.8 billion to the US economy and around 340,000 jobs were created or supported by the international education industry in the last academic year, according to an analysis by NAFSA, a leading industry body.