Minnesota universities bucking trend on foreign student enrollment article

A recent star tribune article about Minnesota universities exception to decline in foreign student enrollment, talks about how universities like St. Thomas and University of Minnesota are defying trends of drop in international admissions:

"Nationally, the number of new foreign college students dropped by 7 percent this fall, according to a November report by the Institute of International Education. Critics say it’s evidence that the Trump administration’s travel bans and anti-immigrant rhetoric are scaring away potential students.

So far, Minnesota appears to be bucking the trend. This fall, the U welcomed 6,060 foreign students from more than 100 countries to the Twin Cities campus — almost the same as last year — while the number of new international freshmen crept up by 1 percent.

The story was much the same at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, another magnet for international students. It reported a fall enrollment of 574 students from other countries, a five-year high."

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Crossposted from Star Tribune, Dec 4th 2017, http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-universities-exception-to-decline-in-foreign-student-enrollment/461736133/
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