Black African Nations Sending the Most Scholars to Teach at U.S. Colleges and Universities

According to data from the Institute of International Education, scholars from 43 black African nations taught at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2008-09 academic year. Nigeria sent 441 scholars to teach in the U.S., more than any other black African nation. Kenya was a close second with 440. South Africa sent 355 scholars to teach at U.S. universities. But it is not known how many of these South African scholars teaching in the U.S. are white and how many are black.

Among other black African nations, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Cameroon were the only other black African nations to send as many as 100 scholars to teach at U.S. universities. Eight other black African nations sent at least 50 black scholars to the U.S.