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Comparison of Total Number of International Students in USA for India and China from year 2001/2001 to 2010/2011.
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I guess that Saudi students are reaching the summit as the most growing number of international students in the US. The Saudi government provide students with full scholarships including monthly living expenses. The number has dramatically increased from the year 2005 where there was a number of 2500 students to more than 66,000 students ( cited in WSJ) and I guess it’s way above what’s mentioned in the article.
There is one big difference between students from india and students from china/korea. Chinese/korean students tend to return to their home countries after finishing their courses as they get good jobs easily in their countries with US degrees. So even if US economy or job situation is not good, they will continue to keep coming. Chinese/korean Ph.D. students get direct employment in their universities for teaching etc. after Ph.D. and post doc in USA. For Indians, things are different, they come with the intention of staying in USA after completion of Masters/Ph.D. so their number is proportional to job opportunities in USA. You will not see Chinese students running after desi consultancies for H-1B visas.
Just after 2008, the number of students have become constant and growth rate has decreased. All that just because Congress came to power for the 2nd term, and the Indian economy is on severe decline since then. An average Indian student cant afford US studies with dollar at Rs. 56 as compared to Rs. 43-45 earlier.
of course value should be increasing on X axis!! how will u determine the progression otherwise??
I just found it counter intuitive. if y axis values increase, same should apply for x-axis, but i am not sure if there is such a rule or not.
if you want to add data points for 2011 or 2012, you are actually moving the whole graph to the right, to accomodate new points.
why would anyone make a graph that has time decreasing on x-axis????
At first glance, I thought number of international students are decreasin, until I realized that latest year is closer to origin!
Interesting observation. Here is the reason – Data from the original source was in the same order in a table.
Just wondering if there is graph rule like value on X-Axis should be increasing? In Infograph, your observation will be used.
Hi HSB !!!
Any info like no. of Masters students or Doctoral students ???
Course wise – Engineering or Sciences or Arts etc.,
This would benefit further I suppose !!!
Thanks for your valuable work !!! We all owe a lot to HSB !!!
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