TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Colleges in the U.S. have seen a sharp enrollment drop among international students this fall.
University administrators say a number of hurdles and new policies brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are to blame.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5-Day Daily Average Of 5,325 New Cases
A new survey out this week shows a 43% drop among new international students enrolled online or in-person.
And total international enrollment fell by 16% when including both new and returning students.READ MORE: Kim Fields Hopes 'Adventures In Christmasing' Inspires People To Come Out Of Their Comfort Zone
Many foreign students were unable to get visas earlier this year when American consulates were closed because of the pandemic.
Others were stranded because of travel restrictions or faced financial problems related to the outbreak.MORE NEWS: Police Looking For Missing 51-Year-Old Kenneth Mattay, Last Seen Thursday
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)