Monday, November 21, 2005

Foreign students less likely to come to U.S., New Jersey

International enrollment at the country's universities experienced its second year of decline in the academic year that ended in June, dipping 1.3 percent nationally. Closer to home, the number of foreign students at Rutgers-New Brunswick dropped by 6.5 percent - a distressing slide, administrators say.

In addition, among the top 20 states that attract international students, New Jersey experienced one of the largest losses in the 2004-05 school year, according to an annual report by the Institute of International Education.

One institution that has managed to buck the trend of declining international enrollment is Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. There are 42 more students from other countries attending this fall, bringing the total to 953.

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