More Chinese students seek higher education in the U.S.

12/7/2009 | USA Today

A growing number of Chinese students are choosing to study at U.S. colleges and universities, with a 60% increase in undergraduates from China last year. The rise in enrollment is fueled by strengthened ties between the U.S. and China, but also by a booming Chinese economy, as more families can afford to send their children to the U.S. for higher education -- and expect them to return home. "Because the Chinese economy has improved, students feel there are opportunities there waiting for them," said the director of international programs at Drake University in Iowa.

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