Source: New York Times

The number of American-born graduate students in STEM programs is dearth compared to the percentage of international students enrolled in programs across the country.

Undergraduate programs meanwhile have fewer international students. This could be primarily because students and their parents don’t feel prepared to send students abroad at a younger age.

Furthermore, it is likely that international students see greater value in attaining a master’s because it improves their opportunities for landing jobs overseas. Meanwhile, American students can often “get by” and land similar jobs with a bachelor’s degree.

Over the last year with the implementation of travel bans on certain countries has led to a drop in the number of applicants to graduate programs in the U.S. from overseas, however.

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Number of International Students in US Graduate Programs far Exceeds American Students

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