- November 14, 2022
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Economy
International student enrollment bounced back last year after a steep pandemic-fueled decline, according to a new “Open Doors” report from the Institute for International Education. The total number of international students in the U.S. increased by 4 percent in the 2021–22 academic year and an additional 9 percent this fall, following a 15 percent drop in 2020–21.
Allan Goodman, IIE’s CEO, said the rebound is consistent with historical precedent.
“We have over 100 years of data on international student mobility to the United States. This data includes 12 pandemics and shows that educational exchanges occur even during them and grow rapidly afterwards,” he said.
In 2020–21, new international enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities dropped by over 100,000, cutting the previous year’s numbers almost in half, according to the report. But last year, new international student enrollment increased by 80 percent, returning to just…