The 2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange has said new international student enrolment in the United States has increased by 80 per cent, with the numbers from Nigeria increasing also.
The Open Doors Report stated that the report indicated that there was a 12.3 per cent increase in the number of students from Nigeria studying in the United States for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Open Doors 2022 which was released on Monday by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, highlighted the continued competitiveness of the U.S. higher education sector as a destination of choice for international students.
It read, ‘‘The 2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds that new international student enrollment in the United States has rebounded and increased by 80 per cent, raising the total number of international students enrolled in U.S. institutions by four percent. This strong rebound and growth confirm that the United States remains the destination of choice in higher education, with over 948,000 international students.
‘‘International students are returning to in-person studies in the United States, with 90 per cent of all enrolled students attending in-person classes. The return to campuses allows international students to build life-long connections with American peers, increase collaboration within and across fields of study, and grow America’s international partnerships to address current and global challenges.
‘‘The new Open Doors Report indicates there was a 12.3 per cent increase in the number of students from Nigeria studying in the United States for the 2021/2022 academic year. This represents a total of 14,438 Nigerian students, which is 33 per cent of all African students studying in the United States. This means that Nigeria remains the leading source of students from Africa and the 10th largest country worldwide sending international students to the United States.’’
Source: The Punch