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Murray State's foreign student registration grows

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(Source: Murray State University Communication Services) (Source: Murray State University Communication Services)

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - The international student population at Murray State University has increased for the third straight year.

The university registered 1,094 international students as of Aug. 22, which includes exchange students and students studying English as a second language.

The Paducah Sun reports ( ) three years ago, MSU had about 795 international students. That jumped to 936 students in 2012, and to 1,039 students last year.

Bill McKibben, the school's associate director for International Student and Scholar Services, says a number of factors are contributing to the growth, including new technology that is expanding the university's reach to foreign students.

The school has also focused heavily on attracting students from India. This fall, 134 Indian students were registered at Murray State, compared with just 37 last year.

Information from: The Paducah Sun,

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