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New Findings: American Students Flock to British Universities

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New data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows an increased number of American students studying for full degrees in the UK. A record 15,555 U.S. students studied at British universities in 2010-11, marking a 3.3 percent rise over the previous year. Since 2008-9, the number of graduate U.S. students at institutions in the UK has risen by 15.2 percent. International students collectively added £9.6bn to the UK economy in 2008-9 (BIS). U.S. students constitute around 7 percent of the international student body in the UK.

Key factors that attract U.S. students to the UK include lower cost of attendance, shorter degrees, increased competitiveness in the job market, the portability of U.S. loans, and the reputation of the British higher education system.

For more information, please visit: www.fulbright.co.uk/news-events/news/american-students-flock-to-british-universities.


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