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

EdSource, Nov. 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

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.