The rate of students taking admission into grad schools especially for science and engineering has fallen down considerably. There was a 6% downfall in international graduate students from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, and this decrease pertained to two fields: computer science and engineering.
This signifies gradual increase from 2005 to 2015 arrives at a time when request for tech workers outdistances supply. Therefore locals are growingly suffusing the gap left by reducing numbers of American citizens investing science and technology at the graduate level.
The major portion of drop out was from Indian students whose percentage dropped by 19% in 2017. Saudi Arabia, Iran and South Korea also sent fewer students in 2017. Geraldine Richmond, a member of the National Science Board and chemistry professor at the University of Oregon said that US has a high admiration for international students. More than 50% of students in US in the technical arena are from outside countries.
She also said the amount of U.S.-born students in STEM graduate programs started to go down in 2008, and the international students have been an important factor in keeping program credits up and going. The research engine that they possess requires to be fueled and that is often accomplished by the international students. We have an incessant desire for alluring the best and brightest not only from our country but also globally.
There are certain fears that is preventing students from seeking admissions in US as they are worried about their safety and anti-immigration laws.