Ghana Sends Third-Highest Number Of Students From Africa To USA

The statement said the latest Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.08 million international students during the 2016/2017 academic year.

The statement said this marks a three percent increase over the prior year. The number of African students hit a record high, at 37,735, marking a 7 percent increase over the previous year.

There are currently 3,111 Ghanaian students enrolled at more than 630 tertiary institutions across the United States of America.

“Ghana is the third-largest sender of students from Africa, after only Nigeria (11,710 students) and Kenya (3,189 students)’’, a statement issued by the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States in Ghana said.

Undergraduates make up 38 percent of those at U.S. universities and colleges. Graduate students make up 45 percent, out of which 42 percent are enrolled in doctoral programs. The remainder are in student status while in optional practical training or are enrolled in non-degree programs.

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