Increase in the Number of International Students in the U.S.

11 December, 2014

International students in usa
A recalcitrant debate over many foreign-born professionals exploring ways to legally enter into the U.S. is frequently disregarded. The focus should be shifted to positive impetus of foreign origin in the fields of computer science, health care, physical science, business and work requiring training and higher education. The earnings of the people under this category exceed that of non-citizens by 60%. They contribute to the country’s GNP or Gross National Product by buying more goods and services and paying more taxes.

According to U.S. Congressional Research Service Analyst, William A. Kandel foreign-born nationals have provided almost 30% of U.S. population growth. The year 2009 saw 650,000 foreign students taking admission in U.S. educational institutions, aiding the education industry by 18 billion dollars.

Devon Haynie, U.S. education reporter stated that the country recorded an all-time high during the academic year 2012-2013 with 819,644 students from abroad into various programs. The Institute of International Education cited that there was now a 40% surge in the number of foreign students studying in the U.S. than it was 10 years ago.

The count of international students in U.S. is a boost to the country’s economy, adding approximately 24 billion dollars and creating almost 300,000 jobs in 2011-2012. A couple of these candidates receive scholarships from U.S. universities. Almost 72% of foreign students get funds from their family, personal sources or from the home country governments.

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