Decision Making for Chinese Students to Receive their Higher Education in the U.S.

Chiangnan Chao


This study examines why Chinese students come to the U.S. for their higher education.  Due to the large number of Chinese students in the U.S, this research attempts to explore the decision making considerations Chinese students choose to study abroad.  International student enrollment plays an important role in higher education in the U.S. and a much needed sources of financial revenue.  The results indicate that Chinese students want to develop a global view and depart from the traditional Chinese system of college education. The Chinese students participated in this study want to learn more innovations and skills that prepare them for a better future.  Both administrators and educators in higher education need to learn the aspects of this market segment, not only for serving this small group, but also expand the cultural diversity into the whole higher education.

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