January 2012    Volume 25, Issue 1
  International Education Intelligence   
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Obtaining Authentic Secondary Credentials from Saudi Arabia

Universities around the world have seen huge increases in the numbers of Saudi students enrolling on their campuses over the last half a decade, and nowhere has this been more evident than in the United States. Enrollments at the tertiary level have jumped from a base of 3,448 in 2005/06 to 22,704 in 2010/11, and 38,000 Saudi students were studying in the U.S. across all levels at the end of 2010, according to Francisco Sanchez, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

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WES Data Trends Among Saudi Applicants for Credential Evaluation

Since 1989, information specialists at World Education Services (WES) have been using and maintaining a state-of-the-art credential evaluation database known as AICES (Automated International Credential Evaluation System) to help build a powerful source of information on foreign education systems and immigrant trends in the United States.

Based on extensive research on education systems, academic credentials and evaluation methodologies around the world, and an annual credential evaluation volume in excess of 50,000 completed files, this custom-built database currently contains information on over 45,000 academic institutions, nearly 20,000 credentials, and over 1,500 grading scales in 214 different countries and jurisdictions.

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