Officials at Pittsburg State University, a state-supported university in Kansas, said the number of new international students has dropped, compared with the record in past years.
“Some new arrivals also felt the election of President-elect Donald Trump could account for the drop in international students, saying people may fear the country is less open-minded,” according to the Morning Sun news. Some new students expressed that “the changing gun law was also a concern.”
Pittsburg State University has seen a drop in international students since a couple of years ago. The school claimed that they expect “fewer Saudi Arabian students will enroll in the future because the government there now has stricter requirements for the foreign scholarship program.”
This is bad news for Pittsburg State University since it has to rely on international enrollment revenue due to the state’s budget cuts in higher education funding.