From - INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION, Number 72. Summer 2013 Pages 23-24

American Engineering Doctoral Enrollments  by Dr. RICHARD A. SKINNER

The reliance of American engineering doctoral programs on foreign students,especially those from India, is a case in point. US immigration policy changes in

1965 launched a steady and growing stream of Asian students enrolling in American universities—with engineering the second-most enrolled field.
Moreover, foreign student numbers have increased dramatically in doctoral programs.

By 2006, foreign students on temporary resident visas earned 64 percent of engineering degrees, and many remained in the United States, often as professors.  In the latter case, these faculty made it possible for engineering enrollments at both undergraduate and graduates levels to grow to a 20-year high by 2010. Whether that upward trend can continue is more problematic...

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