According to a new study, there has been an increase in the number of international students attending college in the United States.
USA Today reports that, "More than 800,000 international students, nearly half of them from China, India and South Korea, were enrolled in a U.S. college or university last year," which was a "7.2% increase over the previous year."
This is good news for colleges and universities from both a cultural standpoint as well as a financial one. The international scholars help to diversify the campus culture, and typically have to pay full sticker price for tuition helping the schools boost revenue.
Students from the United States are also taking advantage of study abroad programs at a higher rate. In fact, the report states that, "American students studying abroad increased 3.4%, to an all-time high of 283,332, in 2011-12."