More students coming (and going) overseas for college

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More than 800,000 international students, nearly half of them from China, India and South Korea, were enrolled in a U.S. college or university last year, a 7.2% increase over the previous year.

The numbers of U.S. students earning academic credit abroad are on the rise, too, but at a slower rate and on a smaller scale.

Those are among findings of an annual report on international student enrollment, released Monday by the New York-based Institute of International Education, which publishes the data in partnership with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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