Influx of Asian students at MSU is diversifying Ingham County as a whole

By Xin Wen
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporter

EAST LANSING — There were 7,568 international students enrolled in fall 2015 at Michigan State University. International student enrollment has grown 28.3 percent over the last five years, according to the 2015 Statistical Report of Michigan State University. Those students have also been broadening Ingham County’s diversity, and its bottom line. International students and their families contributed a net $308.0 million and supported 4,721 jobs in the Lansing economy in the 2014-2015 school year, according to NAFSA.org. In Ingham County, 9,691 residents were born in Asia, according to Mooseroots.