Kansas sees decline in international students

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Kansas sees decline in international students
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Kansas Board of Regents colleges lose dollars as they face a decline in international student enrollment.

Kansas Higher Education Statistics show the number of international students enrolled dropped 11 percent since 2015. That equates to about 1,560 students.

International students have a $260 million economic impact on Kansas according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Those students pay out-of-state tuition and often live on campus.

Kansas State University Provost Charles Taber said the school could be losing millions in revenue with a decline of nearly 600 international students per year.