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Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off
Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off

For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the U.S. have been a boon for American universities and local economies, especially in places like Southern California. But it looks like the influx could be slowing. Admission offers from U.S. graduate schools to Chinese nationals, who make up one-third of all international master's and doctoral degree students in the U.S., flattened this year after nearly a decade of rapid annual growth, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, a Washington nonprofit. As recently as 2012, admission offers to prospective Chinese graduate students shot up by 20%. At the same time, applications from prospective Chinese graduate...

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