At Michigan Universities, Enrollment Of Chinese Students Is Soaring

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The number of Chinese students enrolling at Michigan State University has soared by more than 400% during the last four years, mirroring a national trend that experts say is attributed to increasing personal wealth and limited higher education opportunities in China.

Chinese student enrollment at MSU has increased from 653 in 2007 to 3,374 in 2011, according to MSU.

The biggest growth came between 2010 and 2011, when the number of Chinese students coming to campus increased by 69%.

At the University of Michigan, Chinese student enrollment grew 19% from 2010 to 2011. And at Michigan Technological University, only in-state enrollment and students from Wisconsin outpace the number of students from China.

Growth in the number of Chinese college students coming to the U.S. between 2010 and 2011 is up 23%.

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