The 2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange reported an 80 percent increase in international student enrollment in the United States.
The Open Doors Report made available to The PUNCH stated that the report indicated that there was a 12.3 percent increase in the number of Nigerian students studying in the United States in the 2021/2022 school year.
Open Doors 2022, released Monday by the Institute of International Education and the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, highlighted the continued competitiveness of the US higher education sector as a destination of choice for international students.
It said: “The 2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, shows that new international student enrollments in the United States are up 80 percent, with the number of international students enrolled at U.S. institutions up four percent. This strong rebound and growth confirm that the United States remains the destination of choice for higher education, with more than 948,000 international students.
International students are returning to face-to-face study in the United States, with 90% of all enrolled students attending face-to-face classes. Returning to campuses allows international students to build lifelong relationships with their American peers, increase collaboration across fields and fields of study, and grow America’s international partnerships to address current and global challenges.
The new Open Doors Report indicates a 12.3 percent increase in the number of Nigerian students studying in the United States for the 2021/2022 school year. This represents a total of 14,438 Nigerian students, which is 33 percent of all African students studying in the United States.
“This means that Nigeria remains the leading source of African students and the 10th largest country in the world sending international students to the United States.”
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