What are the trends with the international students enrolled in the US secondary schools? This is the overarching question addressed by a recent report published by the Institute of International Education “Charting new pathways to higher education: International secondary students in the United States
” which offers insights for enrollment and recruitment strategies. It notes that in October 2013 there were nearly 73,000 international students were pursuing a secondary-level education in the US, with nearly two-third enrolled for a full diploma (48,632).
Here are the key highlights:
- What the leading source countries for international high school students?
US high schools are even more dependent on China as compared to universities and colleges.
- How do enrollment of high school students differ in terms of control of institution –private vs. public?
Majority of international high school students are enrolled in private institutions.
- How do enrollment of high school students differ by the size of private school?
Two-third of all international high school students on F-1 visa are enrolled in small to mid-size institutions.
Author: Dr. Rahul Choudaha