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Interesting numbers from Bloomberg:
Students from China at U.S. colleges and universities surged 23 percent this year to 157,558, accounting for more than a fifth of all international scholars in the country.
For the second year in a row, China sent the most students to the U.S., followed by India, which sent 103,895, and South Korea, with 73,351, according to a report released today from the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit organization based in New York.
The total number of international students in the U.S. climbed 4.7 percent in the 2010-2011 academic year to 723,277, with the fastest growth coming from China and Saudi Arabia, which sent 22,704 students, a 44 percent increase. Most of the increase came from China, where employers value U.S. degrees and parents have the means to afford them, said Peggy Blumenthal, the former chief operating officer and now senior counselor to the president of IIE.