Graduates under 25 years complete most of the graduations on short and medium tertiary level
In the academic year 2016-2017, 56 per cent of the short and medium tertiary graduations where completed by 19-24 year-old graduates. This indicates an increase of almost 10 per cent over the last 10 years.
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There were approximately 24 100 short and medium tertiary graduations in the academic year 2006-2007. Among these, 46 per cent were completed by graduates aged 19-24 years, and a further 26 per cent were completed by graduates aged 25-29 years. In 2016-2017, the number of graduations has increased to nearly 34 200, and 56 per cent were completed by the youngest age group. A further 24 per cent were completed by 25-29 year-olds. Thus the youngest students now complete approximately 80 per cent of the graduations at this level.
Figure 1. Age distribution of students who graduated from a short or medium tertiary education
|50 years or older||40-49 years||30-39 years||19-29 years|
Women complete the most; regardless of age
The gender distribution for 2016-2017 graduations shows that women have completed over 60 per cent of the short and medium tertiary graduations in all the four age groups 19-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years and 50 years and older. This gender distribution has been quite stable for the past ten years. In 2016-2017, we find the greatest differences between the shares among the graduates in their forties; in this group, women completed nearly 68 per cent of the graduations.
Figure 2. Graduations from short and medium teritiary education, percentage by sex and age group. 2016-2017
|19-29 years||30-39 years||40-49 years||50 years or older|