The New York-based Institute of International Education reports that across the United States the number of international students surged 7% last year to a record high of 623,805, and is continuing to grow this year.
International students are increasing, thanks to more aggressive recruitment efforts by American universities, an easing of visa restrictions and a weaker U.S. dollar that makes American education more affordable.
According to an Institute of International Education report China has this year sent 81,127 students last year to U.S. colleges, a 20% jump over the previous year.
An example: To sell American education in the emerging market of higher education in China, Missouri State in 2000 established a campus in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China, offering diplomas from Missouri State.
The university offered two-year education first but later set up four-year programs.
Students can choose to stay in Dalian for the last two years of their programs or come to Missouri.
Source: News-Leader.com Missouri