6 out of 10 graduates are women
For all graduation levels, there were more women than men who graduated in the academic year 2015/16. The difference was greatest at undergraduate level, where 63 per cent of the graduates were women.
Compared to the previous year, there was a decline in the number of graduations at doctoral level in 2015/16. The decline was due to 45 fewer women completing their doctorates in 2015/16, which led to an almost zero gender disparity.
The proportion of graduations at universities increased by approximately 10 percentage points from 2014/15 to 2015/16, and in the same period the number of graduations from state university colleges decreased by about the same amount.
One important factor in this is the merger to larger higher educational institutions and universities.
Among the ordinary students, the average number of credits attained was highest for students aged 20-24, with nearly 54 credits per student. Almost 58 per cent of the students belong to this age group, and hence the group is by far the largest age group among the ordinary students.
Figure 1. Graduates from doctoral studies in Norway. 1999/2000-2015/16. Sex
Figure 2. Credits per student, ordinary students. Age
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