In the first class to apply to and enroll in American colleges since the 2016 election, the number of new foreign students fell over 3%, according to the Institute for International Education - the first time in the report's 12-year history that there was a decline in new enrollment. "Concerns around the travel ban had a lot to do with concerns around personal safety based on a few incidents involving worldwide students, and a generalized concern about whether they're safe", Bhandari told The Times.
The number of American students studying in India dropped from 4,438 to 4,181 with India ranking 15.
In 2016-2017, as many as 7,143 students from Bangladesh were studying in the U.S., registering a almost 10% growth from the previous year, a United States report said on Monday. Open Doors 2017 reports that about two thirds of all global students funded their education through personal and family sources as well as assistance from their home country governments or universities. The top states all saw an increase this year. Still, there are indications that worldwide students, especially from places like China and India, are turning elsewhere for college.
The University of Cincinnati ranked second in the state with 4,013 foreign students.
The number of OH students who studied overseas in 2015 was 14,136, compared to 12,868 in 2014.
The nationwide number of American students studying overseas in 2015 increased by 4 percent from the prior year to 325,339.
The election of Donald Trump last fall prompted widespread fears that foreign students might be deterred from enrolling in U.S. colleges, where, because they usually pay full tuition, they are often a vital source of revenue.
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More than 13,000 global scholars called ASU home for at least a part of the 2016-2017 school year, up about 3 percent over the prior year, when the university was also the top public institution in the category.
The number of new worldwide students, who enroll as freshmen, declined by almost 10,000 students to about 291,000, a 3.3 percent decrease. "There's a lot that institutions and others can be doing to still turn this around".
"The scaling back of large Saudi and Brazil government scholarship programs were a significant factor, as the number of students from those two countries showed the biggest decreases at all levels, including non-degree study", officials said in a press release. The colleges reported an average decrease of 7 percent of new students but 45 percent of schools reported declines while 31 percent reported increases.
One needs to make an F1 visa application to enter the U.S. to attend a university or college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory, or language training programme.
Institutions are concerned about recruitment for Fall 2018, particularly from the Middle East and North Africa and Asia.
To learn about current trends - based on students who made the decision to apply and attend USA colleges in 2015 and were already attending class by the fall of 2016 - the Institute conducted a separate online enrollment survey in October with 10 education associations. Iran, the only nation in President Donald Trump's travel ban with heavy numbers of students in the USA, sent 12,600 students here a year ago, an increase of about 3 percent.
"International student exchange is an essential contributor to AmericaÂ's economic competitiveness and national security", said Alyson L Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Policy in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.