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Most US colleges expect international enrollment will decline, survey finds

May 19, 2020


IIE’s report offers a look at how colleges are preparing for the fall term. Around 70% of respondents expect issues such as travel restrictions and visa delays will prevent some of their international students from traveling to campus in the fall.

Overall, surveyed colleges predict 16% of their international students won’t be able to travel to the U.S. for the fall term, according to IIE’s analysis. Losing a significant share of international students, who often pay full tuition, could devastate some colleges’ finances.

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