The Council of Graduate Schools has issued its latest reports on applications and offers of admission to foreign students by U.S. colleges and universities. Applications from foreign students increased 9 percent compared to a year ago. This is the seventh year in a row that the number of applicants has increased.
Offers of admission to foreign students were also up this year by 9 percent. A similar increase occurred last year.
If we look at the geographic origin of students, we find that applications from students from Africa are down 3 percent this year. However, despite the decline in applications from African students, the number of African students offered admission increased by 1 percent from a year ago.