Iraqis latest international students to OH school

CINCINNATI (AP) — Students from Iraq are the latest products of overseas recruiting by the University of Cincinnati.

The first arrivals from that nation join more than 2,600 other international students on the southwest Ohio campus. UC's international enrollment has jumped 41 percent since 2008.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/WFZp1s ) that UC has sent admissions officers the last two years to a college fair in Iraq's Kurdish region. Some 30 students have been conditionally admitted.

Recruiting in China has helped bring nearly 1,000 Chinese students to the school.

The international students have meant more than $10 million a year to UC.

Ohio State University is among other schools seeing rising numbers of international students. The school reported more than 6,000 on campus in the fall. That's up from nearly 5,000 two years earlier.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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