http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/bottom-line-header.pngBy Goldie Blumenstyk. One more sign that colleges and companies see the financial possibilities of the international-student market: A British company that helps to bring students from China and other countries to campuses in the United States and other English-speaking nations has announced an investment of more than $100-million from a private-equity firm.
The seven-year-old company, INTO University Partnerships, is known for the “pathways” programs it runs at Oregon State University and 15 other colleges and universities. INTO will distribute some of the investment, from Leeds Equity Partners, to its private shareholders and use the rest to help expand its business. Read more...