released its annual survey of its US member institutions
and with it the latest edition of its survey on policies regarding the acceptance of European three-year undergraduate degrees (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe
, November 2005 for last year’s survey). Over 175 schools of CGS’ 475 members responded, including 80% of the 25 institutions with the largest international student enrolments.
Overall, there seems to be a tendency towards a greater acceptance of three-year “Bologna-Bachelors”
: a majority (56%) of respondents report that the degrees are not an issue on their campus (last year, only 41% so indicated), and only 18% do not accept any Bologna three-year degrees, down from 29% last year.
According to the general survey results, total enrolment of international graduate students
increased 1% from 2005 to 2006, and hence put an end to three consecutive years of declines
. First-time enrolment of international graduate students even increased by 12 percent, driving the upswing in total enrolment. There are notable increases in first-time enrolment of students from the main sending countries India (32%) and China (20%).
The full report is available at the CGS website.
Findings from the 2006 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey