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NYT ignores *increase* in international apps at 35% of universities

The NYT headline, particularly scary for schools like UO that rely on international student tuition:

Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants

Economist Tyler Cowen has the real story here:

… Here is what the opening of the survey itself said:

39% of responding institutions reported a decline in international applications, 35% reported an increase, and 26% reported no change in applicant numbers.

The NYT article does not reproduce the more positive pieces of information, from its own cited study, which may be suggesting international applications are not down at all, or perhaps down by only a small amount.  If you look at all the data, they probably are down, but by no conceivable stretch of the imagination should the 40% figure be reported without the other numbers. …

Here’s the survey:

And there’s more in the WaPo here.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous 03/29/2017

    …fake news?

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