The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Karin Fischer
International graduate-student trends appear to have hit a reset.
For the second year in a row, applications to American graduate schools from India skyrocketed, while those from prospective Chinese students fell.
The findings, from a report released on Thursday by the Council of Graduate Schools, turn the trend line of recent years on its head. For the better part of a decade, Chinese graduate applications—and enrollments—have climbed upward, regularly and robustly. With double-digit annual growth, Chinese students have come to account for fully one-third of all foreign graduate students on American campuses, and their presence has helped offset flat—or in some disciplines, even declining--interest in graduate education among domestic students.
Dismissed by some observers a year ago as an aberration, the cooling of the Chinese market no longer can be written off as a one-year blip. Applications from prospective Chinese students for this fall dipped 1 percent, following a 3-percent drop a year earlier. (The data are preliminary, but final enrollments tend to closely track application trends.)
Indeed, the number of overall international applications, up 7 percent, probably would have declined, too, except for eye-popping growth, of 32 percent, from India.
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