Decline In Number Of International Students In U.S. Schools

The number of international students in the U.S. fell by 2.2% at the undergraduate level and 5.5% at the graduate level from fall 2016 to 2017, according to a new report last week from the National Science Foundation. The analysis is based on government-held student visa data and excludes students who are participating in optional practical training, a program that allows international students to stay and work in the U.S. for up to three years after graduating while remaining on their university's sponsorship.

The report temporarily is not obtainable because of the government shutdown.