Article: Community College Draws Foreign Students by Serving as a Gateway to Universities

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Green River Community College outside of Seattle has managed to increase its international student enrollments by 10 percent over the past two decades by "positioning itself as a gateway to highly competitive programs in top universities across the United States." Nearly all of the international students enrolled in Green River Community College end up at a university. As the article notes, "For international students who may lack the money, high-school grades, or English-language ability to be directly admitted to an American university, community colleges provide another route to a bachelor's degree." By positioning itself as an institution that will prepare international students to transfer to a university in two years, Green River Community College has managed to attract increasing numbers of international students.

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