CAPMAS: 5.9% increase in university graduates in 2018

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 10:00 GMT

Cairo University - official website

Cairo University - official website

CAIRO, Nov 28 (MENA) - As many as 569,000 students earned their higher education degrees during 2018, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Thursday.

In 2017, 537,000 students graduated from universities and high institutes, the annual higher education report by CAPMAS said, pointing to a 5.9 percent rise in the 2018 number of graduates.

The report attributed that to an increase in the number of private universities and high institutes nationwide.

In 2018, 406,000 students graduated from government universities compared to 368,000 in 2017, with an increase of 10.6 percent, the report further said.

About 24,000 graduated from private universities in 2018 compared to 22,000 in 2017, registering a 6.5 percent increase, it added.

The report pointed out that over 240,000 students are enrolled in post-graduate studies in universities, of which 60.5 percent are registered for getting a diploma, 29 percent for a masters degree and 10.5 percent for a PhD.

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