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Saturday, March 18, 2017

One national report suggests international students have become increasingly apprehensive about studying at American colleges and universities.

Consider the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The numbers of foreign students applying for admission has fallen noticeably in recent years. At this point in 2015, applications from students overseas were 21 percent below the year before. Last year, the number of foreign student applications dropped 9 percent.

This year, the number of foreign students looking to enroll at UMKC dropped by more than half. Immigration uncertainty, combined with the recent killing of a man from India -- which funnels more students to campus than any other foreign country -- drove international applications at UMKC from 1,525 this time last year to 664 this spring.

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The immediate uncertainty about immigration rules could pose a long-term threat to recruitment. Many students at U.S. schools followed their parents or older siblings to the same campuses. A redirection of that recruitment pipeline might carry on for generations.

"If there becomes a shift where they start going to Australia or Canada when they're looking for an education in English-speaking countries" -- Canada has been aggressive in trying to fill the void -- "that could change patterns," Byland said. "That is certainly something we're watching."

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Stronger dollar has definitely played a role also.

This keeps up much longer and our top state universities will have no choice but to accept in-state residents and children of taxpayers, instead of rich Asian and Middle Eastern kids.

#1 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-18 10:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

our top state universities will have no choice but to accept in-state residents and children of taxpayers,

For them to do that, they'll have to lower their standards as our kids are blithering idiots.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-03-19 12:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Start teaching your kids Chinese.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-19 12:31 AM | Reply

Things are looking up for stupid, rich white Americans, yeeehaw!
Make America Confederate Again

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-19 01:45 AM | Reply

This keeps up much longer and our top state universities will have no choice but to accept in-state residents and children of taxpayers, instead of rich Asian and Middle Eastern kids.

#1 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL

Which means more student loan debt and, more than likely, reduced student performance.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-19 01:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

These kids are paying huge amounts of tuition and adding some diversity to the class. Loss for the school

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-20 12:08 PM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL

Do you believe tuition fees would be more affordable without foreign students? I don't see how.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-20 02:54 PM | Reply

Explain to me why there is a down side to this? Even paying out of state tuition, those seats are still subsidized by the tax payers.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-03-20 05:16 PM | Reply

For them to do that, they'll have to lower their standards as our kids are blithering idiots.

#2 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2017-03-19 12:00 AM

Speak for yourself...oh, right, you are.

Start teaching your kids Chinese.

#3 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2017-03-19 12:31 AM

Didn't realize that was a requirement for UMKC.

Which means more student loan debt and, more than likely, reduced student performance.

#5 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2017-03-19 01:54 AM

I thought the point of college was to give kids a chance to better themselves, silly me, its all about student loan debt and performance.

These kids are paying huge amounts of tuition and adding some diversity to the class. Loss for the school

#6 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2017-03-20 12:08 PM

What about those inner city kids who now have greater chances of getting admitted to college? Forget about them (again)?

Seriously, what is wrong with you people, are you really complaining about the fact that more seats at US colleges will be available for US students? Unbelievable.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-20 05:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#9 What do you mean by inner city kids?

Obviously, you think we're turning kids away. Not the case.

If you want to help kids (inner city kids?) then get someone to help make public schools better.

But you don't really care.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-20 07:33 PM | Reply

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