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Blue Book Reports 4.04 Million Chinese Students Study Abroad; 410,000 Returned Home in 2015

Guangming Daily published an article which quoted the statistics from the 2015 Blue Book on the number of Chinese students who returned home after studying abroad. According to the Blue Book, by the end of 2015, there were 4.04 million Chinese students studying abroad, an annual growth of 19.06 percent. Meanwhile the number of students who returned back home reached a cumulative total of 2.2 million, a growth rate of 22.46 percent. The statistics also reported that 59 percent of the returned students are female with an average age of 27. Eighty percent of the students hold a Master’s degree and 9.49 percent have a doctor’s degree. Business Management and Economics are the two most popular majors for these students. The Blue Book also showed that the U.K, U.S, Australia, Korea, and Japan are the top five countries that the Chinese students chose. Seventy-five percent of the people who were interviewed expressed interest in finding a job along the east coast and two thirds of them wished to work for a business enterprise.

Source: Guangming Daily, March 27, 2016