Community Colleges: An Unexpected On-Ramp for International Students

More than nine percent of all international students in the U.S. attend community colleges. WENR examines enrollment trends, the challenges and benefits of internationalization at community colleges, and practical strategies for both two- and four-year colleges seeking to build on the trend.

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Alike but Unequal: Quality and Credentials In China’s International High School Sector

Last year, Chinese undergraduate enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities outstripped graduate enrollments for the first time ever. The quality of those students’ secondary schooling is directly relevant to their impact and experiences on campus. WENR offers an overview of the good, the bad, and the fly-by-night landscape of China’s international high schools to help institutions better manage their enrollment pipeline and student success.

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Beyond the Basics: Top-Line Recommendations for International Student ‘First Responders’

WES research suggests a clear tie between international student well-being on campus and the success of future recruitment efforts. It’s with an eye on these realities that we’ve outlined a handful of recommendations for those who most often interface with international students, for support services offices that tend to have a non-international focus, and for faculty engagement. Learn more.

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The International Student Experience: A Crucial Domain of Recruitment and Retention

International student alumni can be an institution’s biggest brand ambassadors, but only if they have a good experience on campus. The research team at WES surveyed almost 5,000 current or formal international students to learn more about what did and didn’t work for them during their time at U.S. institutions – and to develop actionable recommendations to help HEIs better meet student needs and future recruitment goals.

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