If Filipinos are getting richer, why are there fewer and fewer Filipino students studying in the USA every year?
According to the latest Open Doors Report, the number of Filipino students studying in US Colleges and Universities, at 2,866 students in 2015, is even lower than what it was in the year 2000: 3,139 students.
This runs counter to the trend in the ASEAN. Other ASEAN countries, particularly Vietnam, have been enrolling more and more of their students in US Colleges and Universities.
This happened despite a dramatic surge in Philippine GDP per capita in the last ten years.
So what happened?
The Mysterious Decline of Filipino Students in the US