Recruitment and Retention of International Graduate Students in US Universities

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dc.contributor.author Srivastava, Soumya K.
dc.contributor.author Srivastava, Anurag K.
dc.contributor.author Minerick, Adrienne R.
dc.contributor.author Schulz, Noel N.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-23T20:27:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-23T20:27:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7514
dc.description.abstract International students account for 3.5% of graduate students in the US with 17% enrolled in engineering programs in 2008. Recruiting and retention of International Graduate Students (IGS) is an essential and important consideration for US universities with increased competition from other countries. Understanding concerns and preferences influencing the IGS’s decision to choose a school in addition to factors affecting decisions to continue advanced degrees at a university will help schools effectively recruit and retain better quality students and thus increase research productivity. This paper addresses the design of comprehensive online survey to find preferences and influential factors affecting the decision of IGS in choosing a graduate school. IGS and alumni at US schools were invited anonymously to participate and complete the survey. Survey results were analyzed and interpreted both quantitatively and qualitatively. Results indicate that preferences of IGS to choose a school depend on their nationality, gender, age and several other factors. The paper concludes with recommendations to improve recruitment and retention, considering preferences and concerns of different groups of IGS and strategizing the efforts in view of diversity of IGS. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.ijee.ie/ en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). en_US
dc.rights.uri https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.subject International graduate students en_US
dc.subject Recruitment en_US
dc.subject Retention en_US
dc.subject Online survey en_US
dc.title Recruitment and Retention of International Graduate Students in US Universities en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.epage 1574 en_US
dc.citation.issue 6 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Engineering Education en_US
dc.citation.spage 1561 en_US
dc.citation.volume 26 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid noels en_US


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