Fewer International Students Enrolling In Nevada Universities

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The number of international students in Nevada has declined slightly even as national enrollment figures rose to a record high, according to a federal report released Monday.

Nevada hosted 2,795 international students during the 2010-11 academic year, which represents a 2.7 percent decline from the previous school year.

A little more than half of those students come from Asia, with South Korea, China and Japan ranking among the top three countries sending their students to Nevada colleges and universities.

The Silver State ranks 40th in the nation in the number of foreign students, according to the “Open Doors” report compiled by the nonprofit Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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