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Academics and Administration Blog

MSU ranks among top 10 universities for international student enrollment


By Isabella Shaya          Posted: 11/26/12 5:48pm         

For the 2011-12 academic year, MSU ranked among the top 10 U.S. universities for international student enrollment in the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Report, released Nov. 12.

MSU ranked ninth out of the top 25 institutions housing international students, with about 6,200 students enrolled for 2011-12, according to the report.

MSU ranked between the University of Michigan at No. 8 and Ohio State University at No. 10.

MSU also ranked ninth for the 2010-11 academic year, and had more than 5,700 international students enrolled, according to a past State News article.

According to MSU’s 2012 enrollment report, 9 percent of the entering undergraduates this fall were international students.

The report ranked the University of Southern California’s foreign enrollment No. 1 for the 11th year straight, according to an article in Los Angeles Times.

In total, the report found about a 6 percent increase in the number of international students in U.S. higher education institutions, with record-breaking number of about 764,500 foreign students enrolled for the 2011-12 school year, according to a press release from the Institute of International Education.


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