Mason Is National Leader in Foreign Students, Studies

Posted: December 7, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In the Dec. 10 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, George Mason University is listed among the top 10 doctoral institutions in the country with the greatest number of foreign students. In the same article, George Mason is listed among the top 10 institutions with students who are studying abroad.

The Chronicle ranks George Mason as seventh with respect to numbers of foreign students, with 1,304 foreign students enrolled. The only other institution listed from the national capital region is American University, which is second in the nation with 1,622. Florida International University is ranked first with 2,908 foreign students.

In terms of students who study abroad, George Mason is ranked fifth with 507. That is one notch below American University, which has 580 students studying abroad. According to the Chronicle, Miami University has the greatest number of students studying abroad, with 1,034.

At George Mason, more foreign students come from India than any other country. Of the 37,482 students from India who study in the United States, 171 are enrolled at George Mason. Nationally, more foreign students come from China to study in the United States.

Northern Virginia Community College boasts the greatest number of foreign students among community colleges in the United States with 2,984.

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