By Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The variety of overseas college students learning in New Jersey jumped 7 % final yr, although schools throughout the nation say the variety of new worldwide enrollments fell this fall amid worries that President Donald Trump’s insurance policies are scaring candidates away.
New Jersey schools enrolled 22,708 worldwide college students in the course of the 2016-2017 faculty yr, or 1,480 greater than the earlier yr, in response to the annual Open Doorways report launched Monday by the Institute of Worldwide Schooling and the U.S. Division of State.
Nationwide, the variety of overseas college students hit an all-time excessive of 1.08 million final faculty yr, the report stated. However, that progress could also be slowing.
A separate survey of almost 500 schools discovered the variety of new worldwide enrollments fell within the fall 2017 semester at forty five % of the faculties.
A file photograph of Rutgers College’s 2017 graduation at Excessive Level Options Stadium in Piscataway. Rutgers enrolled the very best variety of overseas college students within the state final yr, a brand new report says. (Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
Why are new enrollments falling?
Final yr’s election of President Donald Trump raised considerations amongst some school officers that his administration’s insurance policies may scare away some worldwide college students from making use of to U.S. schools. Some school officers say the “Trump impact” has helped decelerate purposes from around the globe.
Trump’s makes an attempt to institute a journey ban from some nations may have affected some candidates and present college students.
Different elements, together with elevated competitors from European, Canadian and Australian universities, could also be affecting U.S. enrollment. Saudi Arabia and Brazil are additionally slicing again on scholarship packages and sending much less college students to abroad universities.
“It’s essential for U.S. establishments to set strategic objectives and be proactive in reaching out to college students and households in a variety of nations within the coming yr, and for the USA to maintain its educational doorways open to college students from everywhere in the world,” stated Allan Goodman, president…