Here is a headline you see on Fox news or national news station..

Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly disproportionate percentage of black students at elite universities are African or the children of African immigrants.

In an an**ysis of Census Bureau data by the Journal of Blacks in higher education, African immigrants to the United States were found more likely to be college educated than any other immigrant group. African immigrants to the U.S. are also more highly educated than any other native-born ethnic group including white Americans. Some 48.9 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma. This is slightly more than the percentage of Asian immigrants to the U.S., nearly double the rate of native-born white Americans, and nearly four times the rate of native-born African Americans.

In 1997, 19.4 percent of all adult African immigrants in the United States held a graduate degree, compared to 8.1 percent of adult whites and 3.8 percent of adult blacks in the United States, respectively. This information suggests that America has an equally large achievement gap between whites and African/Asian immigrants as it does between white and black Americans.

Of the African-born population in the United States age 25 and older, 86.4% reported having a high school degree or higher, compared with 78. 9% of Asian born immigrants and 76.5% of European born immigrants, respectively. These figures contrast with 61.8% percent of the total foreign-born population.


  • Bob

    Awesome post. Things like this inspire me.

  • Playboy69

    That’s Great!… Now this what BLACK HISTORY MONTH is all about!

  • Pretty Manny

    As a product of African born parents I can attest to this.

  • MoorFedayeen

    Just another positive fact you WON’T hear in the mass media. Peace Hahz

  • 1luv

    Another thing I notice is that African Americans would be far more successful in there field then black Americans. When I went to college there were a lot of African students and it looks like they have more to strive for compared to the average black students in America.

    • Mister Mister

      This is true. I’d say most of the time, the African immigrants have a strong family base & their culture sticks together hard – like really doing the whole village raising a child part. Black Americans are sorely lacking that & that’s why you see them running around with no direction

      • Wilkingson

        Great wish to know where u come from thou

  • meem

    I have a question , under the most educated people in nigerian I wonder why the person wroteed “IGBO” what was the reason for that specifications and are they not nigerians ?

  • Mark

    The facts are not supported by any referenced material. I could find an article like this on Wikipedia. For all we know it’s some idiots form of a joke.

  • Ednica

    Wikipedia doesn’t count as a source

  • Balogun Oluwaseyi Jessy

    Knowledge is the medicine to Africa problems. Here in Nigeria, Children of the poors hawk in the highway to sponsor thierself to college. Even in the face of no jobs, they still prefer to further education to graduate schools.

  • Newton

    when will this trickle down in fruit form to affect Africa. It is time we swept our house clean and sorted the most potentially wealthy continent.

  • Chikwepa

    Well it´s easy, if you mess around with your education, you lose your, get deported. You get a felon, lose visa -> deported. . . etc.

    & Africans are most likely to come to the USA on a student visa, than would any other group/sub-group, despite what racial delapities might want to claim.

  • Wakow Donge

    It’s good things to know, they doing good in United State. In this Country you have to open your eyes and doing what you have to do. Every things is upside down. Good job guys.

  • Not so good

    This means that Africa is loosing its best people

  • shbkyn45

    You have never, and will never hear white racist media, or so called liberal media report this. If it was any other group they would let you know, especially if they were the so called smart Europeans.

    • toni

      Google is your friend, many articles on the subject. Kinda kills the myth that America racist nation. The real question is why are black Americans not excelling in education? Could it be cultural? Yes.

      • shbkyn45

        The reason many Africans do not excell in education in America, it is the racist curriculum silly. The curriculum is all about white lies. Children cannot learn when their self esteem is insulted.

        Africans have never been taught when they were kidnapped from their home land, and brought to a colonized land to be held as slaves for 400 years, denied education for 400 years. The only education offered, total racism, handed to African children by the decendants of the racist who held their ancestors as slaves.

        You would never think this in a million years, because you are in denial of who you are, and living a priviledged racist life.

        • toni

          And cut the holier than thou act because the African slaves that were brought to the Americas were sold by Africans, so it’s not as if Africans were living a carefree life in Africa. We would’ve been slaves on either continent.

          • shbkyn45

            I never would have thought you are black. Then you don’t know your history, learn your history, then you will be able to place blame on the right criminals.

          • toni

            Honey, I have two postsecondary degrees and I’m well aware of ALL history, not just mine. The main problem I’ve found even among extended family is that many black Americans claim the mantle of perpetual victim and use it as an excuse to not get on with life. Meanwhile, the Jews and nearly every other oppressed group have overcome. One need not forget history to be unburdened by it. Seek professional help from a qualified therapist if after 400 years you are so deeply affected by slavery to the point where you lack the common sense to go to school and not kill and steal.

            Many African immigrants have escaped war and genocide in their own countries to make it to America or Europe and they take every advantage of the opportunity by excelling. Black Americans have no excuse and my son is being raised to be something much greater than a victim.

          • shbkyn45

            Obviously you don’t know the Jews history. The main reason the Jews are where they are, they have had unintrupted help from Europe and America. They took a country for them from the Palestinians. Considering their size, and getting all the help ftom America and Europe, and they have all the weapons they need, same weapons as America. If African people had the same help afforded us, we would be doing better. Just because we are not held in slavery any more, we stil held back. Keeping their foot on our necks.

            Our children studies from a Eurocentric curriculum, as well as yourself. Give me a break. What about the many Africans with degrees in this country, they are still discriminated against, many have the same jobs high as high schoolers.

            Yes we are victims living under a racist system, control by the decendants who held us as slaves, how much fairness do you expect from them?

            Even if we all were succeeding, it does not take away we are victims, that will never change.

            Last response.

          • toni

            I’m talking about getting up every morning, putting one foot in front of the other and choosing to go to school or to work to better life for yourself and your family. You can make all of the excuses in the world, but it doesn’t add up to sense.

            You may choose to see yourself as a victim, but you do not represent nor speak for me or mine. We all have free will and frankly, can create our own wealth. If you’re not competent enough to compete, that’s on you.

          • John

            Toni, you are my hero. Some white liberals are trying to keep black people down by convincing them that they have no control over their own lives, their own destiny.

          • toni

            Hopefully, things will change, but I doubt it, lol.

          • guesting

            John, give it a rest.

          • John

            Are you one of those awful white liberals trying to exploit black pain?

          • Phouney Sly

            Toni I am right there with you. As a black American who grew up in poverty it would have been really easy to sit back and wallow in self-pity. I couldn’t do that, in fact, my family wouldn’t allow me to do that. My sister told me that the only hero coming over the ridge to save your butt, is going to be you. She pushed me and I responded to that push (thank God). At the end of the day, we can’t point fingers anymore, we have to save ourselves, period!

  • Dikotomii X

    The reason for this is the fact that immigrants, and especially minorities, are guaranteed scholarships and business loans from the SBC here in America.
    Whites are not given these grants to go to school or open businesses with no guarantee of payback.

    • jjnurse

      That’s a dumb statetment. Aren’t Asians, Europian, Russians, etc minorities? Are we not all minorities? I’ve never heard of immigrants given grants and scholarships to go to school. Actually, a lot of them has to pay full tuition or out of state tuition. I worked in the financial aid office at a university and I can tell you, your statement is very false.

      • Kay.

        No. Europeans aren’t all minorities. Everyone isn’t a minority. That makes 0 sense.

        • Intelligentia

          Really? What is the population of all White people world-wide? What is the population of just India and China, not even including Africa or the South and Central America, among others?

    • Buba

      You’re really making this up. I have a Civil Engineering degree/computer science from Georgia Tech (formally Georgia Institute of Technology) and had no scholarship or grant until my final year from Honeywell.

      • Kay.

        You’re making that up. It’s still Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s Georgia Tech for short.

        Overcompensating and doing too much to make up for a lie on the Internet…

        • Khalid Attalla

          Formally, not formerly. Lol, way to reply to something posted 9 months ago.

        • Torera MutinhiMbira Mpedzisi

          Kay, Buba said, “formally”, not formerly, as you are making up.

        • Phouney Sly

          Pay attention, he said “formally” not “formerly”. You bit at the chomp too fast.

    • Lover of Nature & Humanity

      Dude, you’re these statements from the clouds – from your clouded and delusional minds afflicted by racism and ignorance. No wonder why we foreign-Blacks, are outperforming you. We fly under the radar, keep underestimating us.

    • Vanessa Henry

      actually statistics prove that whites disproportionately receive more scholarships than other racial groups…so stop reaching.


      just accept the fact that they work hard to be where they are. this isnt a matter of affirmative action. its called SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON MERIT. You cant deny that immigrants especially immigrants from african countries know the definition of working hard and dont take the education for granted like western born kids


      and if you did some research which i highly doubt you do, you will see that white americans still receive grants and scholarships at nearly four times the rate than their peers . soooooo

    • Simeon Georges Yani

      You such a dummy, Dikotomii X, where are you even getting your information? Stop making things up because what you are saying is not true. African succeed to get scholarship just because of their school performances. They get the highest GPAs in High School and in College. Please do your research.

    • toni

      No, that’s not the reason. You can have all of the scholarships in the world, but that doesn’t mean that you’re going to do the work and graduate. Graduating college takes intelligence AND discipline which is why the majority of people never graduate.

    • Phouney Sly

      Why don’t you show us the statistical data that supports your “hypothesis”? You and I both know that most businesses that are started with SBA (not SBC) loans are those of white Americans. The Kauffman Firm conducted a survey of who receives SBA loans back in 2004. The results clearly indicated that new businesses started by white owners only used 39% of there own capital, that means they received funding to the tune of 61%! The study also revealed that minorities in general (Hispanic, Black, Asian, etc.) tend to use much more of their own money to start businesses up (average personal investment was 56%). Even when factoring in very high positive credit scores, minorities tended to use their own money. The reason? Minorities are much less likely to be approved for a small business loan. In regards to college scholarships, many of them are privately funded scholarships that exist to level the playing field for minorities who are highly qualify to be in college. Bill Gates is an example of a private citizen who contributes his own money to minority scholarship programs like United Negro College Fund of America. I haven’t even included HBCU’s (historically black colleges & universities), but I am happy to explain if you want me to. Bottom-line, don’t post unsubstantiated crapola when people like me will challenge you on it with really data.

    • Phouney Sly

      Btw, I have a liberal arts degree from University of Maryland, and a degree in psychology from Ottawa University. With the exception of about $2,400.00 in Pell Grant money, I earned those degrees out of pocket or using my military program benefits, which any soldier/sailor/airman can receive. Stop looking for the boogey man when there isn’t one.

    • Intelligentia

      Please, provide a link to where you read this! I am an African Immigrant and I know what you wrote is a lie. I will wait for proof of your assertions! There are also those who refuse to accept this reality by saying that the Africans who come to the US are the elite, as a reason they succeed academically. This is because their so-called “Model Minority” propaganda they created failed, so they try to fabricate reasons not back by facts, just like your fabrication!

  • GrammarPolice

    Why aren’t white Americans called Euro-Americans and Native Americans called Americans?

    • Austin Padgett

      Why arent the English called Normans? Newsflash….Human History involved some conquest.

      • GrammarPolice

        Dude, that was the 9th century, Mr. Homo-erectus

    • toni

      Ask Jessie Jackson.

  • Catherine Mock

    This is the Truth, Beyond measure, am an immigrant, am a graduate, my older daughter born and raised in the US is in high school and her GPA is 5.o

  • Ray Sarty Gaye

    For one this is great ass news to hear from my fellow Africans! My only problem with this article is that there are too many typos that almost ruin it for me, let alone share it. How am I supposed to be proud to stunt on America when whoever wrote this can’t proofread…? God please bless us…

  • joe

    This is true II am a immigrant and holds a Master degree. I raise four daughters and they were born here. One is a lawyer, one is working on her PhD, one holds a master degree and the youngest is completing her last year of her under graduate degree

  • Woodi Holmes

    that’s great news. They are truly

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  • Danny Timms

    Good for them. I am happy to see people succeed through hard work and perseverance. Now tell me why it matters what color they are?

    • Phouney Sly

      Primarily because there is a false dialogue out there that says blacks (American or otherwise) are inferior to every other race. It is a false dialogue that has been kept alive by white supremacists and others who have hidden agendas. Personally, it is nice to see stories like this one and scientifically vetted research that support this story because people need to stop the falsehoods. If they did, I can guarantee you that life would be better.