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International student enrollment drops 16% nationwide this fall; Decline may threaten lucrative income stream for some colleges

Nov 30, 2020 - Crain's Cleveland Business

International college students in Ohio contributed an estimated $1.2 billion to the state's economy and supported more than 12,600 jobs in 2019.

But their enrollments are declining. The drop may threaten a lucrative income stream for institutions in Ohio and beyond during a time when budgets are already stretched thin due to the coronavirus pandemic. International students tend to pay the full sticker price for tuition, along with room and board.

Kent State University and Case Wester...