OU International Enrollment Is Up 38 Percent Since 2007

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Universities in Ohio have bolstered their number of international students in recent years.

The University of Toledo, Miami University and the University of Akron led the way in adding international students to their enrollments since 2007.

An Institute of International Education report says Ohio ranks eighth in the nation in the number of foreign students attending public universities – with 28,401 students across 13 of its public universities.

Foreign students, who pay out-of-state tuition, paid the schools more than $772 million last year.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio University's international enrollment in 2012 was up nearly 38 percent over 2007. It now counts 1,812 international students.

Ohio State University has nearly tripled its international undergraduate enrollment in the past five years, with 6,350 students in 2012.