We have created a FREE international student guidebook for students from Nigeria: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Nigeria.
This unique guidebook explains how Nigerian students can navigate every step of their college process: from finding the right institution, to applying to universities, to the student visa process itself. This step-by-step guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversation with an American. It provides document checklists and packing checklists for every step of the way, so a student always carries the right paperwork. It even breaks down key differences between Nigerian and American culture.
The rise in students from Nigeria studying in the U.S. is only expected to grow. This guidebook will make the process more streamlined and more straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Nigeria every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality, too.
Trend of Nigerian Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Out of its population of 219 million, it is estimated that approximately 14,000 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This implies that about 0.00006% of the population of Nigeria is studying abroad in the U.S.
The number of students from Nigeria enrolled has remained relatively significant despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Nigeria as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Lagos are even drawing their own international students from all over Sub-Saharan Africa.
However, one problem negatively impacting growth of international in students from Nigeria receiving a U.S. education is that the cost of a U.S. education is has increased substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent resident (Green Cardholders) and citizens.
International Students From Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the top African nations for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Nigeria enrolled in U.S. higher education outpaces any other African country. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 14,000 students from Nigeria enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2019.
The Role Nigeria Plays in the Global Economy
As of 2019, Nigeria has an estimated population of 219 million people. Nigeria is the economic heart of Sub-Saharan Africa and its powerful oil, banking, agriculture and telecommunications industries are known around the world. GDP growth has fluctuated in recent years but became positive when oil prices recovered in 2017.
How Can International Students from Nigeria Lower Tuition Costs at U.S. Universities
With the permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Nigeria can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides students from Nigeria with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Nigerian students should not give up hope. No matter what visa they choose, if their dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help.