Enrollment & Recruiting

The Institutional Race for International Tuition Dollars: Are the Costs Acceptable?

National and institutional policies around the globe explicitly view international students through a short-term financial lens. But as we balance economic imperatives and higher education’s core mission, we must always ask: Can we justify the ethical, academic, and civic tradeoffs we’re making?


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The Next Frontier: ROI Evaluation in International Student Recruitment

Megha Roy and Zhengrong Lu, Research Associates at World Education Services In the coming decade, institutions of higher education across the U.S. will face two realities now reshaping the enrollment landscape. On the one hand, global demand for international higher


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The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

Jessica Magaziner, Credential Analyst at World Education Services Introduction The Syrian conflict has been covered extensively in the news since its violent inception in the spring of 2011. This conflict has resulted in extreme loss of life, societal destruction and


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WES Policy on Selected Three-Year Bachelor’s Degrees from India

World Education Services VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: REFORMS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA   More than 102,000 Indian students were enrolled at a U.S. institution of higher education in 2014. Of these, 60 percent were enrolled at the graduate level. This


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How Master’s Students Choose Institutions: Research on International Student Segmentation

By Zhengrong Lu, Paul Schulmann – WES Research & Advisory Services DOWNLOAD REPORT ACCESS WEBINAR ARCHIVE     During the 2013/14 academic year, there were 181,371 international students pursuing master’s degrees in the U.S. This represents an increase of over


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Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

By Yuanyuan Fang, Megha Roy, Alejandro A. Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS The number of international students from just a few countries on major U.S. campuses has increased to such a level that headlines


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International Recruitment for Master’s Programs: Trends, Issues, and Insights to Reshape Your International Enrollment Strategy

By Li Chang, Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), nearly two out of five (38%) first-time graduates in OECD countries obtained a


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International Student Mobility Trends 2015: An Economic Perspective

By Alejandro Ortiz, Li Chang,  Yuanyuan Fang – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   International students contributed almost $27 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in 2014, which corresponds to a 12 percent increase


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Indian ‘Highfliers’ to Drive New Growth in Student Mobility to the U.S.

By Rahul Choudaha – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   Understanding and predicting the global mobility and enrollment patterns of Indian students has always been a tricky affair. For example, the number of Indian


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Brazil: Pathways for the Future

By Alejandro Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   In 2013, the number of Brazilians studying in the U.S. increased by 20% from the previous year (IIE, Open Doors 2013), making it one


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