Nigerians top amongst other International Students
According to the reports by the 2016 Open Door Report on International Educational Exchange, it stated on Tuesday 15th of November 2016, that the 10,674 Nigerians studying in the United States during the 2015/2016 Academic year, were the leading source of African students and have ranked 14th worldwide as a source of international students in the United States.
“The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange reveals there were 10,674 Nigerians studying in the United States during the 2015/2016 academic year.
“Nigeria has become the leading source of African students and ranked 14th worldwide as a source of international students in the United States.
“This figure marks the highest number of Nigerians studying in the United States since 1986-1987 academic session,’’ the report said.
It said that Nigerian students constituted 50.8 per cent of those who had studied at the undergraduate level and 35.6 per cent that had studied at the graduate level.
It added that 11.5 per cent had done Optional Practical Training and two per cent had also studied non-degree programmes respectively.
The report also revealed that, they had studied in Houston Community College, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, Texas Southern University, and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Other African countries with over 1,000 students in the U.S. during this period include; Ghana with 3,049, Kenya with 3,019 and South Africa with 1,813.
The Open Doors reported that the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time during the 2015-2016 academic year.