In the age of globalization, the significance of international education has never been more pronounced. Ghana stands out in this narrative, with an exciting trend unfolding: a 58.6% leap in Ghanaian students in the U.S. over the past seven academic years.
Ghana at a Glance:
Total Population: 33,107,275
Population Aged 15-24: 18.6%
A fifth of Ghana's population is within the 15-24 age bracket, indicating a vast reservoir of potential international students.
The Journey Over the Years:
From 3,099 students in 2014/15 to 4,916 in 2021/22, the trajectory has been upward, signifying a strong affinity for U.S. education among Ghanaian youth.
A Deep Dive into Academic Pursuits:
The academic interests of Ghanaian students span a wide range:
While undergraduates and graduates showed a rise in numbers, non-degree seeking students witnessed a 69.5% drop from the previous year.
Institution Choices – A Closer Look:
When it comes to institution types, the choice is clear:
Public institutions, holding 67.7% of the students, are more popular than private ones, which host 32.3%.
Preferred U.S. States for Ghanaian Students:
Ghanaian students have flocked to various parts of the U.S., with states like Ohio, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Massachusetts being top destinations.
The rising number of Ghanaian students in the U.S. paints a picture of a nation's youth eager to gain global perspectives and skills. As the trend continues, we can expect even richer cultural exchanges and collaborations between Ghana and the U.S.
For a deeper dive and more data, check out the Open Doors Data.