We often read about the sorry state of education in the United States. It might be surprising to many to learn, then, that a rising number of international students are flocking to the country to study at our top institutions of higher education. The number of international students studying at U.Sn colleges and universities is on the rise. In fact, 763,133 international students are currently working toward degrees in U.S. schools. For a sense of how large that number is, consider this: The number of international students at U.S. institutions of higher education is largely than the number of residents living in Austin, Texas. These students must be here for a reason. Perhaps the quality of education that U.S. college students receive is on par with higher education across the globe?