International Recruitment Failure at Western Kentucky

June 7, 2016

Western Kentucky University has asked at least 25 of the 60 graduate students recruited recently from India to study computer science to leave because they do not meet program requirements, The New York Times reported. The students were recruited through agents who were to be paid $2,000 per student, but only if the students remained for two semesters. Many of the students performed poorly once enrolled, and some professors believe that they never should have been admitted. The use of agents who are paid on commission per student is a controversial but growing practice in American higher education.

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