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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?