Summer Enrollment Soars at US Public Universities Amid
a Tough Economy for International Students
This month, two related stories about the down economy and how it impacts students, and international students in general. First, a story from USA Today about increasing summer enrollments in public colleges:
"Many public colleges and universities were overrun this year by larger-than-ever enrollments driven up by economics and demographics, and early signs suggest that this summer will approach or pass record highs.
Across the country, at flagship universities, state colleges and community colleges, administrators are reporting that their summer session enrollments are up, as the same pressures that put students in the classroom September through May keep them in their seats all summer."
Click here to read the rest of the story in USA Today.
Economy Tough on International Students
Cal State Long Beach has over 1200 international students from around the world, but the economy is weighing heavily on some of them. The need for company sponsorship makes it harder for international students to compete with US students for jobs, while cuts to the California state education system mean rising tuition and fewer classes. Read more about it in the International Financial Aid Blog.