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[IWS] NSF: Foreign Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise While Overall Graduate Enrollment Remains Flat [22 May 2014]
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Foreign Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise While Overall Graduate Enrollment Remains Flat [22 May 2014]
by Ruth Heuer, Peter Einaudi, and Kelly H. Kang
[full-text, 6 pages]
The number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in science and engineering (S&E) graduate programs declined to 385,343 students in 2012. The 1.7% drop from 2011 was countered by a 4.3% increase in enrollment of foreign S&E graduate students on temporary visas, which rose to 176,075. Overall growth of S&E graduate student enrollment stalled for the second year in a row in 2012, after experiencing 2%–3% annual increases from 2005 to 2010. S&E graduate enrollment grew by less than 1% in 2011 and 2012.
These and other findings are from the fall 2012 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS), cosponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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