ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of international students studying at Minnesota colleges and universities is on the rise.
Nearly 14,500 students from abroad have come to Minnesota to study. That’s about 60 percent more than in 2007.READ MORE: St. Paul School Board Chair Jeanelle Foster Recovering From COVID
Institute International Education produces an annual report on the number of students from other countries studying in America. President Allan Goodman says rising income overseas and the perceived value of a U.S. degree are drawing more students to American schools.READ MORE: What Is Proper Fall Clean-Up Etiquette? And What Methods Are Best For Your Lawn?
Minnesota Public Radio News reports nearly 1 million international students are studying in America. Goodman says schools have a financial incentive to recruit international students. He says two-thirds of students from abroad pay their own tuition, without grants or financial aid.MORE NEWS: Online Learning Apps Helping Kids Catch Up From Pandemic-Compromised School Year
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