Pandemic caused decline in international students at California colleges but return has begun

Six California campuses – the University of Southern California and UCs in San Diego, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Irvine and Davis- were among the top 20 U.S. campuses enrolling the most foreign students, the Open Doors study said. … The five UC campuses with the top international enrollments saw reductions ranging from 4% to 14%, partly depending on how many ongoing graduate students remained in California during the pandemic. UC San Diego enrolled the most, 10,824; followed by UCLA, 10.273; Berkeley, 9,184; Irvine, 7,766; and Davis, 7,422.