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Nigerians rush for foreign degrees

An internet site has published a report that sohows that there are more Nigerians than any other black nation in United states colleges and universities more than any  black nation. says, “in 2008 there were 35,654 Africans studying in the United States. They made up 5.7 percent of all foreign students in the U.S.  

Among black African nations, Nigeria in 2007-08 sent the most students to American colleges and universities. In 2007-08, 6,222 Nigerians were studying here. Nigerian enrollments are up by more than one third over the past five years. Kenya ranked second, sending 5,838 students to the United States.

All told, 49 black African nations had college students studying in the U.S. during the 2007-08 academic year”