International students drawn to Kilgore and LeTourneauInternational students drawn to Kilgore and LeTourneauhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=184552017-11-29T06:00:00Z2017-11-29T22:00:00Z

​LONGVIEW and KILGORE ​– Longview-area institutions of higher learning appear to be bucking a recent trend at Texas public universities of declining numbers of international students.

While a recent survey found a sharp drop in enrollment of students from abroad, with applications falling by more than 10,000 at the state's public universities, at least two area institutions are seeing no decline.

Officials at both Kilgore College and LeTourneau University in Longview said they've seen an increase in international students over the past year. ​

Kilgore College has 136 international students in fall 2017, up 33 percent from last fall. 

Officials attributed the growing number of international students to factors like quality education and a large word-of-mouth program.

From about 40 students as recently as five years ago, LeTourneau's international enrollment has grown to about 100 students this year. 
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