2005News

Foreign students

The department of statistics at the Ministry of Further Education reveals that 5,184 foreigners are registered at Dominican universities, as reported in Listin Diario. Of these, only 325 are at the state university. Of the total of foreigners, 1,384 are registered at the PUCMM. Another 926 are registered in the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago (UTESA). Both PUCMM and UTESA have campuses in Santiago and Santo Domingo. The breakdown shows that 794 foreigners are registered at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), and 576 at the Universidad Central del Este (UCE) in San Pedro de Macoris. Some 253 are enrolled at UNAPEC and 232 at the Catolica de Santo Domingo. Others that have foreign students are the Instituto Tecnologica de Santo Domingo with 164 enrolled, the Instituto Superior de Agricultura (ISA) with 140 and the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena with 127 students.

Others are enrolled in Unicaribe, Cultural Dominico-Americano, de la Tercera Edad, Interamericana, Nordestana and Organizacion y Metodos.

Of the total of foreigners of 5,184, 2,325 are US nationals, 1,915 are Haitian, 199 are Venezuelan, 99 are Cuban and 85 are from Colombia. Other nationalities include Spanish (73), Peru (51), Mexico (36), Puerto Rico (36), Italy (32), Canada (31), Taiwan (28), Argentina (26), China (19), Ecuador (17), Costa Rica (17), Pakistan (14) and Chile (14), among other nationalities.