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For international educators, 2012 may well be remembered as the Year of Scrutiny, when perennial questions about overseas programs became more pointed.

Is money or mission driving international efforts? And do global partnerships uphold academic standards and institutional values or undermine them?

Missteps by a handful of American colleges helped trigger the soul-searching. | Read More »

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157,558

China sent that number of students to study in the United States in 2010-11, more than did any other foreign country.

8,615

That's how many international students the University of Southern California had in 2010-11, more than any other institution in the United States.

54%

That share of the working-age population in Russia is college-educated, putting it ahead of other countries.

1.4%

That is the average annual rate of growth in U.S. degree attainment over a decade. The rate is lower than that of almost every other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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