As of last month MSU has 339 paid deposits from Chinese freshmen.
MSU had 242 Chinese undergraduates in total last year compared to a mere 41 two years earlier so it is a substantial increase.
This American university is not unique in this. Officials from other Big Ten universities say they’re seeing a similar increase in the number of new students from China.
According to the U.S. State Department the number of F visas, given to students and their dependents, issued to Chinese people nationwide more than doubled from 2003 to 2007.
At MSU, the increase likely started with the efforts to ‘internationalize’ the university, to increase connections with other countries, send more students to study abroad and bring more international students and researchers here to Michigan.
Much more on this HERE.