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Loss of Tuition from Foreign Students is Hitting Universities Hard

Loss of Tuition from Foreign Students is Hitting Universities Hard

“NYU is home to the largest number of international students, so this outbreak does put us in an interesting position”

Higher education has come to rely on foreign students as a source of revenue. Losing it is major.

Bloomberg News reports:

Universities Forced to Face Addiction to Foreign Students’ Money

When the coronavirus outbreak triggered travel bans during the Lunar New Year holidays, about 100,000 Chinese students were stranded at home and unable to return to Australia. Siqi Li, a 23-year-old Master of Science student from Guangdong province, was one of them.

“The first thing I felt was really panicked,” said Li, who had to spend two weeks in Malaysia before authorities would let her into Australia. She’s now living in lockdown and trying to study online after the University of Melbourne switched to a virtual campus.

The outbreak has jolted universities worldwide, upending a multi-billion dollar international student market that underpins the finances of many leading institutions. With about one in six international students hailing from China, the upheaval has highlighted the risks of over-relying on the world’s second-largest economy — an issue the education industry will have to confront once it emerges from the crisis.

Few establishments understand this better than the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest, where Chinese made up 24% of the total student population last year…

New York University, which has 3,000 undergraduate students from China, is concerned that international students who are unable to enter the U.S. may have their visas revoked.

“NYU is home to the largest number of international students, so this outbreak does put us in an interesting position,” said Josh Taylor, associate vice chancellor of global programs and mobility services.

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Comments

Connivin Caniff | April 9, 2020 at 11:12 am

Good.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 9, 2020 at 2:08 pm

When all of this is over, I hope the Chinese students are locked out. Send them home.

I see that a excellent news for two reasons –1) we should not be giving enemies (Red China as the most striking but hardly the only example) the tools with which to hurt the U.S.; 2) cutting down the money available for the hate-America faculty and administrators that dominate in many of our colleges and universities will reduce their harmful influence and at least screw them a bit

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JAB. | April 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Did you know that a study just last year revealed that 97% of college professors had donated to Democrat Party campaigns.

MattLauersNob | April 10, 2020 at 10:27 am

Boo hoo. Except they’ll want taxpayer bailout money despite their obscene endowments.

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