Students From Caribbean Nations at U.S. Colleges and Universities

In the 2004-05 academic year, there were 13,898 students from Caribbean nations attending college in the U.S. These Caribbean students made up 2.5 percent of all foreign enrollments at U.S. colleges and universities in 2005.

Undoubtedly, most of these students from the Caribbean are black. In 2005 Jamaica sent more than 4,300 college students to study in the United States. Nearly 3,000 students from Trinidad and Tobago and more than 1,600 students from the Bahamas attended colleges and universities in the U.S. Haiti sent more than 1,000 students to study at U.S. universities.