Weekly News Round-Up: April 27, 2023

By Shorelight Team
Published on April 26, 2023

Each week the Shorelight team rounds up trusted headlines on the latest in international education and all things impacting students and universities.

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Indian students in US shift focus from engineering to physical sciences

For those of us following student trends and degree choices, this article should be of interest. With so many students coming from India, it is important we stay ahead of their goals and program choices. 

“Sanjay Laul, Founder and Advisor of education management company M Square Media (MSM) says, ‘The shift in preferences reflects the evolving priorities of Indian students who are seeking a more stable future and a higher level of job security in their chosen fields.’”

Get the full story at Deccan Chronicle >

Enrollment declines threaten the economic futures of college towns

Declining domestic student enrollment and what they mean for institutions, the workforce, and the economy is a hot topic in the higher education sector as well as industry. Fewer graduates mean the pool for highly skilled labor shrinks. In DC, industry and education are coming together to discuss these issues with lawmakers. We are hopeful we can create a willingness to take action!

“Enrollment at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. has dropped significantly in recent years, a trend worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. And enrollment could continue to drop 5% to 10% a year in the near future, according to Clive Belfield, a professor of education and labor economics at Queens College, part of the City University of New York.” 

Get the full story on Higher Ed Dive >