kitchen table math, the sequel: 39,947 Chinese undergraduates

Monday, May 30, 2011

39,947 Chinese undergraduates

With China sending more students to American colleges than any other country, the competition for spots at the top schools has soared. During the 2009-10 academic year, 39,947 Chinese undergraduates were studying in the United States, a 52 percent increase from the year before and about five times as many as five years earlier, according to the Institute of International Education, a U.S. organization.

Coaching and Much More for Chinese Students Looking to U.S.

Published: May 29, 2011
NY Times
The admissions people at SUNY Binghamton told us they have undergraduate students from over 100 countries.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

This is happening because there aren't enough places at good Chinese universities. Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are also seeing a similar influx of Chinese students. Since the Chinese are trying hard to expand their university system, I predict that this wave will subside in another decade or so.

We have lots of Chinese undergrads at my current university. Some are good, some aren't. Pretty much like the American students...