College Students From Black Africa Are the Most Likely to Enroll at Educational Institutions Outside Their Native Land

According to a new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in 2004 more than 2.5 million college students were enrolled in institutions outside their native countries. Some 23 percent of these students were enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States.

Students from black African nations were the most likely to attend college abroad. One of every 16 black African college students was enrolled in a foreign educational institution. The nations of Guinea-Bissau, Djibouti, Comoros, and Cape Verde had more students studying abroad than they did within their own borders.

Students from North America were least likely to attend a university outside their native land. Less than one half of one percent of all American college students were enrolled in foreign educational institutions.