- Oct 4, 2012
Bottom line, international students pay more for tuition in the US than locals, and the numbers speak for themselves.Trump Move Against International Students May Have Backfired
U.S. students would feel the departure of international students more than anyone. “At many U.S. universities, both majors and graduate programs could not be maintained without international students,” concluded an analysis from the National Foundation for American Policy. “In electrical engineering, the majority of full-time graduate students (master’s and Ph.D.’s) are international students at 93% of the U.S. graduate school programs with at least 30 students, or 175 U.S. universities total. In computer science, the majority of full-time graduate students are international students at 237 universities, representing 88% of the U.S. graduate school programs with at least 30 students.”
In computer science, international students account for 76% of the full-time graduate students at Rice University, 92% at Texas Tech, 63 percent at UCLA, 86% at North Carolina State, 75% at LSU, 73% at George Mason University, 83% at Vanderbilt, 86% at West Virginia University and 77% at Virginia Tech, according to the analysis, based on data as of the 2015-16 academic year.
Foreign nationals account for 81% of the full-time graduate students in electrical engineering and petroleum engineering, 79% in computer science, 75% in industrial engineering, 69% in statistics, 63% in economics, 62% in mechanical engineering, 59% in civil engineering and 57% in chemical engineering, notes the study.
The immigrant population are a key cog in the US machine, aside from the illegals that do donkey work, the legals usually are at the top end of the scale.