This study analyzes the organization, staffing, funding, and assessment of international studies offices at small public institutions. Additionally, this study provides an overview of recruiting and marketing practices at profiled international studies offices.
Key observations from our research
1. Institution A, Institution B, Institution C, Institution D, and Institution F house international student admissions within their international studies offices, while Institution E’s enrollment management office oversees international admissions.
2. All profiled international studies offices require employees to perform tasks outside of their specific roles.
3. Administrators at profiled institutions leverage low tuition rates as the primary recruiting message for international students.
4. Profiled international studies offices collect application and enrollment metrics to determine where to invest funds and which internal processes to improve.