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Foreign Students Having Major Economic And Social Impact in Missouri

Foreign Students Having Major Economic And Social Impact in Missouri

By Larry Wright. CREATED Jan 2, 2014

(Missourinet) - Thousands of foreign students come to Missouri each year to go to college -- more than 17,000 in the last academic year.

Study Missouri, a consortium of Missouri's 40 colleges and universities, keeps track of where they are and where they're from.

The growth of international students in Missouri is partly a reflection of the world economy.

The group says those students and their families boosted the state's economy by more than 452-million dollars, and they spend their money on the same things American students spend it on.