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Spring/Summer 2008 • Vol. springsummer No. 2008

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Global Numbers

$54 million Amount international students studying at Arkansas colleges and universities contributed to the state’s economy in 2006-2007

$8.1 billion Tuition revenue from online course offerings at U.S. colleges and universities in 2006

1.3 million Americans engaged in some sort of electronic higher education

582,984 International students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2006-07

91% of 2,700 colleges and universities surveyed in 2006 offered study abroad programs as compared with 65 percent in 2001.

90% of Americans believe it is important to ensure that future generations have the skills and knowledge needed for a more interconnected world.

77% of Americans value educational experiences where time is spent abroad in other countries.

40% of 2,700 colleges of universities surveyed in 2006 make a specific reference to international or global education in their mission statements.

35% of college-bound high school students in 2007 said they intended on seeking an internship abroad.

31% of high school students today have an immediate family member who moved from another country to the United States.

5%  of world population lives in United States.

Sources: Society for College and University Planning, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Institute of International Education, American Council on Education