The Most Educated African Immigrants in USA and UK.

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The USA and UK have been home to more than half of the sub-Saharan migrant population who are now living outside sub-Saharan Africa from 2015 to date. Global migrant population estimate from the United Nations confirms this incredible truth, and undoubtedly, many of these Africans who have so chosen to go in search of greener pasture in those countries have also made it being the most educated African immigrants in USA and UK.

It was sometime reported on CNN that Nigerians are the most educated immigrants from Africa in the US, noting that ‘according to the Migration Policy Institute, 59 per cent of Nigerian immigrants aged 25 and older hold at least a bachelor’s degree, that is nearly double the proportion for Americans born in the US [33 per cent].’

Following latest information, Nigerians and South Africans are the most highly educated, with 61 percent and 58 percent, respectively, holding at least an undergraduate degree. A total of 16% had a master’s degree, medical degree, law degree or a doctorate, compared with 11% of the U.S.-born population.

Certainly, the comparison between immigrants and native-born Americans in education isn’t entirely fair. Many foreign immigrants leave their country for the U.S. already possessing skills and an education base that give them an academic edge in their new home.

The Most Educated African Immigrants in USA and UK.

As the annual number of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to both the United States and Europe has grown for most years this decade, it is found that sub-Saharan immigrants in the USA tend to be more highly educated than those living in the United Kingdom – Europe’s historically leading destination among sub-Saharan immigrants. In the USA, 69% of sub-Saharan immigrants ages 25 and older in 2015 said they had at least some college experience. In the same year, these African immigrants who reported some college experience in the UK was 49%.

African immigrants were more than twice as likely than the U.S. population overall to work in healthcare, Lim said. There are more than 32,500 nursing, psychiatric or home health aides, more than 46,000 registered nurses and more than 15,700 doctors and surgeons.

Let us look at the first three countries and yes some of the most educated African Immigrants in USA and UK:

  • Nigerians

Nigerian in Americans were America’s most successfully educated immigrants in the American communities, with a median household income of $62,351, compared to $57,617 nationally, as of 2015. In March 2021, it is found  that Nigerians are the most educated immigrants both in the US and UK.

  • South Africans

As of 2021, there are over 111,000 South African Americans living among the United States. The largest wave of immigration from South Africa to America was in 1994 after the election of Nelson Mandela. They are as  a result of survival found to be part of the most educated African immigrants in USA and UK.

  • Ghanaians

Ghana is also one of the most educated African immigrants in USA and UK, given the academic record of its migrant population in both great countries–UK and USA.

Other many African countries that be categorized as some of the the most educated African immigrants in USA and UK are:

  • Guinean
  • Angolans
  • Cape Verdeans
  • Egyptians
  • Algerian
  • Congolese
  • Ethiopian
  • Gambian
  • Kenyan
  • Eritrean
  • Liberian
  • Moroccan
  • Libyan

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