These African countries have the highest number of students in American Universities

Theodora Aidoo Nov 20, 2019 at 06:00pm

November 20, 2019 at 06:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

November 20, 2019 at 06:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Pic Credit: gh.usembassy.gov

Ghana

Ghana has taken the second place on the table, according to a press release from the US Embassy in Accra.

Compared to the 2018 figure, there is a 13.9 per cent increase resulting in an increase from 3,213 to 3,661 in 2019. The five most popular U.S. states for Ghanaian students are Ohio, New York, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas.

It notes further that over half of the Ghanaian students in the United States are studying at the graduate level and this number increased by 21.3 per cent over last year, from 1,534 up to 1,860, putting Ghana into the bracket of top 25 countries sending graduate students to the United States.

Ghana also experienced an increase in the number of American students participating in study abroad programs in the country from 1,865 to 2,210. This makes Ghana the second most popular destination in Sub-Saharan Africa for American exchange students, after South Africa.

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