Foreign applications to American graduate schools declined 28 percent this year. Actual foreign graduate student enrollments dropped 6 percent. Enrollments of all foreign students, in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs, fell for the first time in three decades in an annual census released this fall. Meanwhile, university enrollments have been surging in England, Germany and other countries.The article focusses on visa hassles and developing graduate programs elsewhere, but the niggardly salaries and burdensome teaching loads might be Neglected Actors.
MIGHT IT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE JOB PROSPECTS? The latest thesis tacked to Newmark's Door: U.S. Slips in Attracting the World's Best Students.