SCSU international enrollment garners attention

Thursday, October 27, 2005

International StudentsBased on a national survey of colleges and universities, the Institute of International Education's Open Door Report now ranks SCSU in the top 16 in its category* in international student enrollment. The university also is in the top 17 in the number of study abroad participants.

In its category, SCSU is the only one in Minnesota and one of
only three in the Midwest ranked 16 or higher in total international student enrollment; others at the top are located on the East Coast and the West Coast.

SCSU enrollment during the 2004-2005 school year included 800 students from more than 85 countries. And, every year, approximately 450 SCSU students study abroad in one of 15 countries around the globe.

International students in Minnesota contribute approximately $178.5 million to the state's economy with their expenditures on tuition and living expenses.

* Carnegie category - offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, but not beyond.

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