An International Enrollment Growth Crisis?

Do we have an international enrollment growth crisis?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 83% of institutions cite the current visa-application process as a significant deterrent for international students, whose application and enrollment rates have declined for three years straight. More and more international students are now choosing more welcoming countries, selecting American institutions only 22% of the time, down from 28% in 2001.

The takeaway? With democratic presidential candidates starting to clarify their education plans, will any of them cite how our current political policies are deterring an incredibly important financial lever and enrollment growth channel for many of our institutions?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.