In terms of what UO can contribute, long-run, to Oregon’s economic growth, bringing smart ambitious undergrads from other countries with growing economies (and from other parts of the US) to Oregon is surely #1 on the list. Plus we get their out-of-state tuition and the diversity spillover for our Oregon students. I get a lot of these students in my field. Their quality is mixed but OK on average. Let me be un-PC for a moment and say I want more Indians. Good math, good verbal, fun in class. Comments?
7/19/2011: The China/India growth difference is striking. Why no growth in # of Indians? From a very interesting report from the Office of International Affairs.
Not only is UO’s % higher than other schools, so is our growth rate: (green for UO, blue for nat’l average).