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3.7% of Foreign Students in US contribute $18 Billion?

US: Fees worth $18 billion to economy
Sarah King Head
24 January 2010
Issue: 108

Only 3.7% of all students enrolled in American higher education institutions are
foreigners, yet they contribute nearly $18 billion to the US economy, according
to the US Department of Commerce. Most of this income is generated by tuition
and other fees.

Data compiled by the non-profit College Board reveal that annual tuition fees increased by 5.9% from 2008 to 2009 in all sectors of higher education. In the context of the worst recession since the 1930s, it is noteworthy that these figures are only just up from the average 5% annual rate of increase over the past decade.

70% Employees say they do not receive enough doctoral graduates??.

Now Hiring First Class Brains
More than 70% of employers say they are not receiving enough applications from doctoral graduates.
That is the finding of a new report, "Recruiting Researchers: Survey of Employer Practice 2009," by Vitae, the U.K.-funded career development organization for doctorate holders and postdocs. "What we are looking for is first class brains," one employer noted.