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Study: Ithaca ranks high in foreign students, low in retention

Study: Ithaca ranks high in foreign students, low in retention

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Ithaca is making headlines in a new study looking at the number of foreign students coming to the U-S for an education.

A study done by the Brookings Institution finds 71.2 out of every 1,000 students enrolled in a higher education program in Ithaca come from a foreign country. That’s more than large cities like Boston and San Francisco.

Researcher Neil Ruiz used data from the Department of Homeland Security to analyze the numbers.

He says while small towns can use foreign students as a way to boost the economy, they don’t often stay.

He says less than 15% of foreign students in Ithaca stick around after they graduate.

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