Concordia’s international enrollment among highest in the state


Posted on November 22, 2019 by Amanda Reitz

Of course the university with the fourth largest international population in the state would put on a good showing for International Education Week. The Institute of International Education released on Monday its annual list of institutions with the highest number of international students. With 326 international students enrolled, Concordia University Wisconsin again came in fourth behind University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and Marquette University. Concordia’s total contributes to the more than 13,000 international students who are studying in Wisconsin this year. Their estimated expenditure in the state is nearly $450 million, according to the IIE data. Beyond their vast economic impact,…


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