US Census Bureau Rates Nigerian As Most Educated Immigrants In America

The 2006 American Community Survey conducted by U S Census Bureau shows that 37% of all Nigerians in the U S hold the bachelor’s degree, 17% hold a Master’s degree, 4% hold a doctorate. In comparison, 19% of the white in the U S have bachelor’s degrees, 8% hold the Master’s, 1% hold a doctorate. Therefore, Nigerian-Americans are more educated than their white counterparts. Various theories have been advanced to explain the high preponderance of this phenomenon.

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