There are over a million international students at US colleges and universities for the first time in history during the 2015-2016 academic year, an increase of seven per cent from the previous year to anew high of nearly 1,044,000 students reports Today.
Nigeria is 14th world wide with the highest numbers of international students in the US. The West African nation has the highest numbers since the 1986 – 87. 50.8 percent of the Nigerian students were pursuing their undergraduate, 35.4 percent their graduate studies, 11.5 percent Optional practical training and 2 percent on short term studies.
Nigeria has the highest number of students from Africa studying in the US with at least 10,674 Nigerian students. Other African countries with over 1,000 students in the US during the period include Ghana with 3,049, Kenya with 3,019 and South Africa with 1,813 according to a 2016 Open Doors Report on the International Educational Exchange.