Indian Students Studying in the US Increased by 35% in the Most Recent AcademicYear

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, February 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- EpicQuest Education Group International Limited (NASDAQ: EEIQ), (“EpicQuest Education”, “EEIQ” or the “Company”), a provider of higher education for domestic and international students in the US, Canada and the UK, today announced that on February 23, 2024, Davis University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (“HLC”) to offer two STEM degree programs, an Associate of Applied Science in Data Science and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Engineering. These two programs are expected to lead to a substantial increase in revenue from tuition and service fees for this fiscal year. The Company expects the number of students recruited from China will be at least doubled, and students from India will constitute a significant revenue stream for the Company.

EpicQuest Education plans to target recruiting from India as the US remains the top choice for Indian students pursuing higher education abroad. According to the US Embassy and Consulates in India, the number of Indian students who travelled to the US for higher education increased by 35% and resulted in an all-time high of approximately 270,000 students for the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition, the Optional Training Program (OPT) grants students up to three years of temporary employment authorization in the US which allows highly skilled international students to gain work experience and contribute to the US economy.

“We are pleased with the HLC approvals of our technology programs as it reinforces our academic programming that prepares our students for their professional careers. It further highlights our mission to provide innovative practical training that aligns with the demands of the current economy that results in good jobs and career advancement,” commented Diane Brunner, President of Davis University. “In addition, we anticipate strong demand coming from India in terms of the three-year Optional Practical Training program for international students who have F-1 immigration status.”

EpicQuest Education’s Recruiting Office in Sri Lanka

EpicQuest Education recently opened a recruiting office in Sri Lanka to serve as its main hub to attract students from Southeast Asia and the Middle East to expand its geographical market for international student recruiting. The Company believes that India, in particular, represents a huge recruiting market which will be attractive for Davis University’s degree programs in technology, including its two new STEM degree programs. The Company believes that its practical training program in STEM coursework will allow students from India who can access OPT to gain valuable work experience in the US which can build a strong foundation for a wide array of careers.

HLC’s Previous Approval of Davis University’s Online Programs

Previously, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved Davis University in September 2023 for all of its education courses and programs that are offered online. HLC indicated that since Davis has met the threshold requirement for online education, that it does not need to seek further online education approvals from the HLC. The HLC is an independent corporation is one of seven regional accreditors in the US that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions.

EpicQuest Education’s Mission of Internationalization

The Company believes that internationalization is a key element of its strategic growth plan. EpicQuest Education’s growth plan is to have its operated colleges, Davis University and EduGlobal College, become increasingly focused on international recruiting and enhanced globalized learning to its students as well as pathways to achieve university degrees. The Company’s strategic growth plan is to achieve international expansion and establish EEIQ as a truly international service provider of higher learning.

About Davis University

Davis University (“Davis”) is a private career-training university located in Toledo, Ohio. Davis offers a specialized professional career training curriculum in numerous fields, and its mission is to provide marketable skills that enhance the employability of its graduates. Davis offers coursework flexibility to ensure program success as well as externship opportunities that provide its student population with real-world skill sets prior to graduation. In addition to its offering numerous two-year Associates degree programs and a four-year Bachelor of Science in Business degree, Davis has agreements with several four-year US universities for ‘transfer pathways’ that pave the way for its associate degree students to gain admission with the ability to transfer earned course credits. Davis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio State Board of Career University and Schools with programs authorized by the Ohio Board of Higher Education. For more information, please visit

About EpicQuest Education Group International Limited

EpicQuest Education Group International Limited ("EpicQuest Education" or the "Company”) provides comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students seeking university and University degrees in the US, Canada and the UK. The Company owns and operates EduGlobal University, based in British Columbia, Canada, which focuses on English proficiency educational programming for students pursuing academic degrees. The Company operates and is a 70% owner of Davis University, a career training University located in Toledo, Ohio. In addition, the Company has a recruiting relationship with the Miami University Regional campuses, where it maintains residential facilities, a full-service cafeteria, recreational facilities, shuttle buses and an office for the regional campuses that provides study abroad and post-study services for its students; these facilities are not owned, maintained, operated or are a part of Miami University. The Company is also a recruiting agent for the University of the West of Scotland (through The Education Group (London) Ltd) and Coventry University, both of which are located in the UK. EpicQuest Education recently established a wholly owned subsidiary, Gilmore Inv LLC, in Ohio, that will offer international educational programs related to kinesiology and recreation education. The Company also established a company in Ohio, SouthGilmore LLC that has been formed to organize sports-related entertainment projects, which is 40% owned by Gilmore. For more information, please visit

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