Dramatically exceeding first year expectations and achieving
second year targets in its first year of operation, 511 students
from 41 countries are enrolled at INTO USF for January 2011.
Additionally, 93 percent of students who completed the one semester
Pathway option at INTO USF in December 2010 have successfully met
progression requirements and are eligible to matriculate as
degree‐seeking students at the university. 92 percent of the
eligible students have chosen to enroll as degree‐seeking students
INTO OSU continued its extraordinary success in its second year
of operation. 643 students from 26 countries are enrolled for
January 2011, exceeding third year targets in just its second year.
Further, INTO OSU's former Pathway students who have progressed to
their second year of study at the university are affirming the
mission of the INTO program - ensuring student success. Based on
Fall Term 2010 grade results, this cohort is academically
outperforming all other international and domestic OSU sophomore
OSU and USF partnered with INTO in 2008 and 2010 respectively to
grow and diversify their international student populations, raise
their global profiles and drive a steady revenue stream from
non‐resident tuition to propel their internationalization agendas,
and support investment in new and existing university
"INTO USF has exceeded its enrollment goals twice this year
already - in Fall 2010 and now in Spring 2011," said Ralph Wilcox,
Provost and Executive Vice President at USF. "INTO USF programs are
clearly producing high quality outcomes by successfully preparing
our international students to matriculate as undergraduate or
graduate degree‐seeking students."
Since the launch of each partnership, INTO has surpassed all
enrollment targets and progression goals. In Fall 2010, INTO USF
enrolled over 460 students, 39 percent over goal. INTO OSU enrolled
over 600 students, 26 percent over goal. INTO OSU also experienced
great success among its 2009‐10 cohort, with 86 percent of students
completing the Undergraduate Pathway program meeting academic
progression requirements, and 99 percent of those students eligible
ultimately enrolling at OSU.
INTO partnerships have also served as a catalyst for job
creation on both the OSU and USF campuses. Since the launch of INTO
USF, 41 new positions have been established. At INTO OSU, the
partnership has resulted in 44 new jobs.
"We continue to be impressed by INTO OSU's ability to deliver on
its commitment to the university," says Sabah Randhawa, OSU Provost
and Executive Vice President. "The INTO OSU partnership has enabled
OSU to steadily increase the quality and quantity of our
international student population, and the partnership is serving as
a catalyst to focus the OSU community on the importance of
fostering global perspectives through internationalization."
"Expanding the international student population is a strategic
imperative for our partner universities," says David Stremba,
INTO's Managing Director for North America. "International students
not only bring different perspectives to the classroom and the
campus, but also enable the universities to invest in incremental
resources benefiting all students including domestic American
students. On the heels of our success with USF and OSU, I look
forward to continued growth of INTO's US operations in 2011 as more
universities recognize the many benefits associated with launching
abroad‐scale internationalization initiative."
INTO's model focuses on investing in the development of a
university's own programs and services to deliver an unparalleled
experience for international students. INTO OSU and INTO USF
centers offer academic Pathway programs, university‐based English
language programs, and customized support services to meet their
students' unique needs. Students are integrated within the broader
university community, are supported in their acclimatization to
studying at a US university, and have access to a breadth of
resources to accelerate their academic success.
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