USA Higher Education Most Popular in the World
While addressing students at the ‘University Fair’ of US India Education Foundation (USIEF) recently in Hyderabad Michael Mullins, an American Diplomat mentioned that US is the most preferred destination for higher education for all over the world. Moreover he also said that US receives second highest number of peoples from India only next to China. By Calling US the ‘best’ place to pursue higher studies he briefed that it is so due to the flexible curricula offered by 4,500 US institutes and it is easily available financial aid. According to the Open Doors 2014 report, out of total 886,052 international students enrolled in US in 2013-14 academic year there are 1,02,673 students re Indian which is 11.6% of all international students.
As a matter of fact here arises a burning question that with what exactly USA higher education system is consist of so that it attracts a large amounts of students all over the world. There must be some secret formula of success in USA higher education system that it continuously excelled in University rankings across the world. To bring out a few some distinctive traits of US higher education system is academic brilliance, implementation of cutting edge technology, far reaching support for international students, liberal funding opportunities, wide range of educational options etc.
Above all the most defining characteristics US higher education system which set apart its institutions from Asia and Europe is that the United States has no central Ministry to look after education system. That’s why the educational system in US is more flexible to changes and it can adopt measures quickly with the changing trends. Hence the institutions in US are not under the compulsion of any Ministry-mandated curriculum, it provides teachers and students more freedom to create interdisciplinary fields of study.
Diversity is another big reason behind the success of US education system as it provides so loads of learning options that in reality all students can study what they want in a way that works for them. Some procedures American institutions take up successfully to reach international students are scholarships, exchange programs between governments, adequate loans, financial help, and cost-sharing practices etc.
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The Education System in the USA
Primary education typically begins at age five or six and runs until age 11 or 12, and is followed by secondary education, which generally lasts until age 17 or 18. The post-secondary education system includes community colleges, technical and vocational schools, and four-year colleges and universities.
In the US, education is primarily the responsibility of individual states, which set their own educational standards and policies. However, the federal government does provide some funding and oversight, particularly for programs that serve disadvantaged students.
The US education system is known for its emphasis on student choice and flexibility, with a wide range of academic programs and extracurricular activities available to students. However, it also faces challenges related to funding, access, and achievement gaps between different demographic groups.
Why USA Higher Education Most Popular in the World
The United States has some of the most prestigious and well-respected universities in the world, and many international students choose to pursue higher education in the US. However, it is difficult to definitively say that US higher education is the “most popular” in the world, as there are many factors that influence where students choose to study, such as cultural and linguistic barriers, visa and immigration policies, and financial considerations.
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