US: Ups and downs in foreign graduate admissions

Admissions offers by American graduate schools to international applicants increased by 3% from 2009 to 2010, reversing a 1% decline the previous year, according to a report released last week by the Council of Graduate Schools, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed. Offers to Americans, meanwhile, fell by 1% in the last year, although that figure may not be final.

The figures are from the latest surveys conducted by the council, which closely tracks trends in the fluid and increasingly competitive world of attracting top graduate students. As has been increasingly common in reports on international enrolments in recent years, China is the driving factor behind the numbers. Offers of graduate admission to applicants from China are up 16%, the fifth consecutive year of double-digit gains.
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