LAWRENCE, Kan. — The chancellor of the University of Kansas says the university is seeing a decline in international enrollment.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that after about a decade of growth, universities nationwide began reporting dwindling numbers of international students since the fall of 2016. Some college administrators believe the trend is due to President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration and travel policies.

A recent report by the Institute of International Education shows that universities have seen an average decrease of about 7 percent from 2016 to 2017.

At the University of Kansas officials say that number is closer to 5 percent.

Chancellor Douglas Girod says the drop isn’t a major problem. He says the university hasn’t experienced the overall decline in enrollment suffered by some of its peers.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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