First-time enrollment at U.S. graduate schools increased by 1 percent between fall 2012 and 2013, driven by 11.5 percent growth in new international students and despite a 0.9 percent decrease in U.S. citizens and permanent residents, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. About one in five new students at U.S. graduate schools is on a temporary visa.
Total enrollment at U.S. graduate schools (not just first-time) fell by 0.2 percent between fall 2012 and 2013. The CGS report includes extensive data broken down by field, degree level, and student demographics.
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