The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has reported an 8% growth by the Indian Students moving to United States for higher education. This is the first gain since the year 2007, the survey report on admissions trends shows that the growth was driven substantially by a 23% increase in offers of admission to prospective students from China, the sixth year in a row of double-digit gains. Offers of admission to students from the Middle East and Turkey rose 16%, the fourth consecutive year of significant growth and offers of admission to prospective South Korean students remained flat after four consecutive years of declines.
The report has said that the majority of applications are for business (16% growth). Among different regions in the US the west saw the maximum growth. Overall 15.5 % student admission are made outside of United States. The chart below will highlight the trend percentage of International applications.
|Final Number of Applications, 2007 to 2008||Final Number of Applications, 2008 to 2009||Final Number of Applications, 2009 to 2010||Final Number of Applications, 2010 to 2011|
|Country/Region of Origin|
|Middle East & Turkey||14%||22%||20%||16%|
|Field of Study|
|Arts & Humanities||7%||5%||9%||8%|
|Physical & Earth Sciences||7%||2%||10%||15%|
|Social Sciences & Psychology||9%||6%||11%||5%|
Source: CGS Report
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