A Solid Percentage of Black Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities Are Foreign Born

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2004, more than 12 percent of all black undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities were born in a foreign land. This is nearly four times the rate for whites. Less than 4 percent of white undergraduates were foreign born.

At the graduate level, 18.7 percent, or more than one of every six, were born outside the U.S. For whites, 6.3 percent of all graduate students were foreign born.