Inside Higher Ed
June 30th, 2015
Foreign students' applications to American graduate schools climbed
by 2 percent this year, driven in part by continued growth in
applications from India, according to survey results released today by
the Council of Graduate Schools.
Applications from India increased by 12 percent over the previous year, the third straight year of such double-digit increases.
Meanwhile, the number of applications from China continued its modest
decline -- another trend that's three years running -- dropping by 2
percent. These two country-specific trends -- China down, India up --
should be understood against the fact these two countries are the two
largest sources of international students at U.S. graduate schools by
far, together accounting for about 67 percent of all international