Trend of Saudi Arabia students taking higher education abroad

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dc.contributor.advisor Rahamataullaha Imana, E. Eica. Ema. Alghamdi, Majed Saeed 2016-05-10T12:40:12Z 2016-05-10T12:40:12Z 2016-05-07
dc.description.abstract In this study our prime objective was to investigate the trend of Saudi Arabia students who are studying abroad for higher education. We find student enrolment is growing almost exponentially over the years. The most popular programs are Engineering and Medical Science and the least popular programs are Agriculture and Fine Arts. We also find an evidence of gender discrimination against women among the Saudi Arabia students studying abroad. In quest of which factors influence the number of students studying abroad we consider regression analysis and find that budget in higher education and oil price are the most important variables to explain students’ enrolment. Both regression and cross validation study reveal that the robust reweighted least squares (RLS) fit the data better than other models and yield better forecasts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Mathematical Sciences
dc.description.tableofcontents Trend of Saudi Arabia students studying abroad -- Comparison between genders and different programs -- Modelling and fitting of data using regression diagnostics and robust regression -- Cross validation of forecasts.
dc.subject.lcsh Saudi Arabian students.
dc.subject.lcsh College students.
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination against women.
dc.subject.lcsh College majors.
dc.title Trend of Saudi Arabia students taking higher education abroad en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US

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