Chinese enrollment soars at U-M, other state universities
Mirroring a nationwide trend, the University of Michigan has experienced growing enrollment from Chinese students, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Chinese student enrollment at the University of Michigan grew 19 percent from 2010 to 2011, the newspaper reported. Chinese enrollment is also up at other state universities, including Michigan State University, which experienced a 400 percent growth over the last four years, the article said.
Chinese student enrollment in the United States rose to nearly 158,000 students, almost 22 percent of the total international student population, the report said. China sent more students to U.S. universities than any other nation. India and South Korea were second and third, respectively, the report showed.
Those nations were also the top three represented at U-M, with China sending 1,747 students to U-M in the 2010-11 academic year, according to a previous article on the report on AnnArbor.com.
The same report put U-M at No. 8 on the list of U.S. universities with the highest concentration of foreign students.