Sub-Saharan African Immigrants to the U.S. Are a Highly Educated Group

A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that immigrants to the United States from sub-Saharan Africa have increased in recent years. There are now more than 1.5 million immigrants from sub-Saharan African nations living in the United States. The countries that have sent the most people to the United States are Nigeria,  Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.

The report shows that sub-Saharan African immigrants are a highly educated group. They are more likely that native-born Americans of all races to have gone to college. In 2015, 69 percent of immigrants from sub-Saharan African nations had some college experience compared to 63 percent of native-born Americans of all races. African immigrants to the United States also tend to be more highly educated than African immigrants to European nations, according to the report.

The report also shows that immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa tend to be employed at about the same rate of native-born Americans and make a significant contribution to the American economy, including paying taxes.

The full report, Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations, may be downloaded by clicking here.


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