Black African Nations Sending the Most Students to Study at U.S. Colleges and Universities

All told, 48 black African nations had college students studying in the U.S. during the 2006-07 academic year. Kenya sent the most students to American colleges and universities. In that period, 6,349 Kenyans were studying here.

Nigeria ranked second, sending 5,943 students to the United States. Nigerian enrollments are up by more than one third over the past four years.

Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Ethiopia each had more than 1,000 students studying in this nation. Zambia, Senegal, Uganda, and Cote d’Ivoire all sent at least 500 students to study at U.S. colleges and universities.