Is Trump Driving Indian Technology Students Away From The Top U.S. Colleges And Universities? 419

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The number of international students from India enrolled in computer science and engineering degree program in the United States has fallen by 21%, from 2016 to 2017, according to a recent report by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP).

The overall number of graduate students from India enrolled at top U.S. colleges and Universities had dipped by 18,590 in 2017, the report said.

Indian students enrolled in Computer Science and Engineering at top U.S. Universities (Graduate Level):

In 2016: 86,900
In 2017: 68,310

Decline From 2016 to 2017: -21% (18,590)

“Indian graduate students completing degrees in science and engineering at U.S. universities are a major source of talent for US companies,” the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) said in its report.

The report also suggests that If the trend continues, it could have a profound negative impact on students, universities, companies, and the US economy

“The US government policy, such as the Trump administration’s announced plans to restrict the ability of international students to work after graduation, could accelerate any negative trends.”

You can download the full report here.

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