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International student enrollment increases in Illinois

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International student enrollment is increasing at colleges and universities throughout the state.

Monday the Institute of International Education released a study showing Illinois schools enrolled the fifth-most international students in the country during the 2016-2017 school year.

Illinois schools enrolled 52,225 international students last year, a 3.8% increase from the previous academic year.

But in past years, enrollment increases have been higher than 8%.

Students and study officials agreed political changes in the U.S. are impacting the market for recruiting international students.

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