More Indian Students Taking U.S. Graduate School Test

The number of Graduate Record Examinations taken by students in India increased 70 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to figures released last month. The G.R.E. is the entrance test used by most graduate-school programs in the United States.

The numbers, from the Educational Testing Service, a nonprofit company that administers the G.R.E., suggest that a recent surge in the number of Indian students entering American graduate schools may continue. A report released last fall by the Council of Graduate Schools showed a 40 percent rise in first-time graduate enrollments from India from 2012 to 2013.

The new figures from E.T.S. show that more than 90,000 G.R.E. tests were taken by Indian students in 2013. The number of tests taken in the United States increased 5 percent from the year before, while tests taken in Asia over all increased 35 percent. <Read more.>

Via Vimal Patel, The Chronicle of Higher Education on The New York Times.