African Immigrants In The US Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements

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 analysis 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.


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  1. Many people were right when it was said that if a person truly wants to succeed then they will by any means necessary America cuyt the b.s. because we all know that Africans can really attend university’s in Africa why because throughout the years Africa has been doing big things and yes they surpass you in math and science they don’t need to come to you to accomplish that what they need are more non- racist teachers that are really willing to teach and then allow these negro looking people to actually work in your companies and get the same equal pay you get which will then allow them to rise above you and “,take your women” all their missing now is your money… Question is if you weren’t willing to do it for those you labeled Afr. Americans then for how long will you be willing to do it for Africans once you realize this and your jealous streak that you know good and well you have kicks in again ? Africa has needed you to butt out and quit trying to tell them what is better for their people this is the same speech “Mugabe” just gave your slimming down on jobs to offer America and if your ready for race riots to spark then keep replacing all these whites and Mexicans jobs with Africans African Americans and all these other people you continue to import… all you create inevitably is laziness you’ve done it in many countries they call it dependacy jumping in to provide help where non was really ever needed only to infuse more if your b.s. into the situation then sit back naively abandoning the person or country and that is not real help “Americans” are on to you now because their tired and soon you will see just how tired just keep taking jobs…you should ask the Mexicans Africans how they were percieved and accepted by Americans then you’ll know what your truly up against !

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