A report published by the Higher Ed Immigration Portal found that U.S. immigration denied 50% of African student visas between 2015 and 2022. This, despite the fact "the growth in the world’s labor market is in Africa," according to Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for University Education at Brookings. "As other parts of the world age, Africa will grow its population and today’s children will be the talent tomorrow’s global companies will be recruiting."
With international student enrollment doubling or even tripling, schools' DSO offices are turning to batch system software to process student applications more quickly—and increase employee retention and morale.
While a slew of proposed state bills antagonize China and international student enrollment continues to cool, higher education in the U.S. is flirting with losing a student body worth $15 billion to the U.S. economy.