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Many faced dire consequences, from forfeited tuition fees to homelessness and mental health struggles.


Officially closing on January 25, 2024 at an undisclosed deal amount, the acquisition is said to create “a robust end-to-end suite of products and services” in workforce skills testing and development. ETS and PSI say they jointly deliver nearly 50 million tests annually across more than 200 countries around the world to serve governments, institutions, and industry.

The United States’ share of international students has declined from 30% to 15% currently, while other countries such as Canada, the UK, and Australia have emerged as new and competitive options for international students. This shift underscores the evolving global landscape of higher education mobility.

The growth trend has corresponded with a shift in global test-taking demographics, with Indians now constituting 12.3 percent of the total TOEFL test takers worldwide in 2022, up from 7.5 percent in the previous year.

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