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NEW YORK, NY–(October 5, 2015) – International students have become an essential student body across many U.S. campuses. How Master’s Students Choose Institutions: Research on International Student Segmentation is a new report from the non-profit World Education Services. It provides a lens into the institutional preferences of nearly 2,400 U.S.-bound international students seeking master’s degrees.
The findings suggest that U.S. colleges and universities can improve their international recruitment and enrollment strategies by understanding and recognizing key differences in international students based on their home country, financial resources and the unique value proposition of each university.
The report, the fourth in a series from World Education Services, expands upon an international student segmentation framework. Despite the growing importance of international master’s students in the U.S., there is little research about how international students from different parts of the world, determine which institutions to apply to and enroll. This WES report seeks to fill a research gap by examining institutional attributes and characteristics including school reputation, career prospects, location and cost.
Key findings include:
International admissions experts from U.S. schools will speak about admissions, scholarships, language-proficiency exams, and other topics.
World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit organization that enables the global mobility of students and professionals through our extensive knowledge, trusted research, and expert advice. For 40 years, we have set the standard of excellence in the field of international mobility by providing world class credential evaluations, research and advisory services, and on-going support for students and skilled immigrants.