Economic Development and Cultural Change
(First Paragraph) Foreign student enrollments in the United States have increased rapidly over the past 25 years. The total number increased from 36,494 in 1954 to 336,990 in 1982. While foreign students still represent less than 2% of all higher education enrollments in the United States, this proportion is likely to grow over the next decade as enrollments of American citizens decline. One consequence of the growth to date has been that many colleges and universities depend on foreign students for an important part of their tuition revenue or enrollment-determined budget, and this dependence is also likely to grow over the next decade. Another important consequence of larger flows of foreign students is an increase in immigration to the United States of skilled labor as students adjust their visa status to immigrant.
Original Publication Citation
Agarwal, V. B., & Winkler, D. R. (1985). Foreign demand for United States higher education: A study of developing countries in the eastern hemisphere. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 33(3), 623-644. doi:10.1086/451482
Agarwal, Vinod B. and Winkler, Donald R., "Foreign Demand For United States Higher Education: A Study of Developing Countries in the Eastern Hemisphere" (1985). Economics Faculty Publications. 6.