Number of international students studying in Missouri on rise

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 7:08 a.m. CST; updated 10:29 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 17, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — The number of international students studying in Missouri increased by 18 percent last school year.

A national report found that Missouri colleges and universities had more than 13,000 international students. The number of Missourians studying in other countries increased by 2.6 percent last school year.

Roughly half the international students in Missouri came from China, India and South Korea. The highest enrollments were at MU, Washington University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Missouri State University.

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