Number of Foreign-Born Va. College Students Grows

Virginia Tech in Blacksburg had 2,578 foreign-born students, the most in the state.

Monday, Nov 12, 2012  |  Updated 11:41 AM EDT
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Number of Foreign-Born Va. College Students Grows

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A study shows the number of international students attending Virginia colleges and universities has grown slightly over the last year.

The Institute of International Education says there were nearly 15,170 foreign students enrolled in the state in the 2011-12 school year, ranking Virginia 14th in the nation.

Virginia Tech in Blacksburg had 2,578 foreign-born students, the most in the state. George Mason University in Fairfax had 2,159, followed by the University of Virginia with 2,141, Virginia Commonwealth University with 1,647, and Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale with 1,446.

The institute says students from China comprise nearly 19 percent of the state's foreign-born enrollment, followed by India at more than 13 percent, South Korea with about 11 percent, Saudi Arabia with more than 6 percent and Vietnam with 3 percent.

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