This is a fact of life that many of us have known for years, specially in the field of financial engineering. This has been discussed ad nauseam here. Anyone believes it will be any different in the foreseeable future?
The Disappearing American Grad StudentIn the fall of 2015, about 55 percent of all graduate students in mathematics, computer sciences and engineering were from abroad... The dearth of Americans is even more pronounced in hot STEM fields like computer science, which serve as talent pipelines for the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft: About 64 percent of doctoral candidates and almost 68 percent in master’s programs last year were international students.
For the most part, Americans don’t see the need for an advanced degree when there are so many professional opportunities waiting for them. For some, the price is just too high when they have so much student debt already.
“You can believe that U.S. bachelor’s students, if they’re good, can go get a job at Microsoft or Google with a bachelor’s degree,”
Students from other countries have long seen graduate school as their best path to employment and residency in the United States, and for the industry connections they are not likely to find in their home countries.