Our 2016 International Education Predictions Revisited
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Issue #63 - December 2016
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2016 Predictions and Outcomes

In our January 2016 New Year’s Newsletter, we made ten predictions related to the world of international education. Now that the year is coming to an end, it’s time to revisit our predictions and see how we did!

Wishing you a great holiday season.

Keith Clausen, President
for the Envisage International Team

US For-Profit Schools Continue to Internationalize

Correct! 2016 has proved to be a tough year on the for-profit industry with large players (like ITT Tech and Corinthian) closing up shop due to... Read more >>>


(Only) 20,000 More Chinese Students Study in the US

Wrong! But not far off, with total growth in raw numbers of 24,507, the lowest increase since the 2008/2009 school year. According to the 2016 Open Doors Report... Read more >>>


Popularity of ACA Plans Decline

Correct! Over the course of the last year, we have seen Affordable Care Act compliant insurance plans continue to struggle and decline in the market. As we highlighted... Read more >>>


Death of Mobile Apps vs. Responsive Sites

Wrong! We exaggerated when we said mobile apps would die when compared to developing responsive sites. That never happened. However... Read more >>>


International Enrollment at Community Colleges Pick up Speed

Correct! Well, mostly. We saw an increase in the total number of international students studying in the US, and community colleges saw a 1.4% increase (to 95,376 international students). This is still a bit... Read more >>>


Campus “Hot Topics” are Addressed and Battled

Correct! This year we saw a lot of conversation about hot topics such as Title IX, sexual assault, mental health, etc. More and more attention is being directed at these issues, which is supported by... Read more >>>


The Use of Commissioned Agents will Continue to Increase in 2016 in the U.S.

Nailed it! This was an easy one as three years has passed since NACAC begrudgingly gave their members the okay to use commissioned agents in their international recruiting efforts. In a survey... Read more >>>


PHP 7 Hits the Scene

Correct! PHP 7 hit the scene this year and the promises of faster code execution times and reduced memory requirements have all come true. Doing the actual upgrade was... Read more >>>


Dependent Insurance is Hard to Come by in 2016

Correct! Dependent insurance is still very hard to come by for many families who are accompanying a parent or spouse studying in the USA. Dependents are expensive for insurers to cover, particularly... Read more >>>


More Colleges and Universities Adopt Instagram

We were half-right on this one. Although Instagram was not able to confirm the exact number of colleges and universities that adopted their platform this year (#bummer), it’s become... Read more >>>


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