Tertiary education


Students in higher education
The statistics cover all students registrered in higher education per 1 October.
Credits and graduations from higher education
The statistics on graduations and credits from higher education.
Completion rates of students in higher education
The statistics analyses the completion rates on students registered at universities and colleges.
Research personnel
Shows research and development (R&D) at universities and colleges, research institutes and health trusts.
Academic and special libraries
Statistics over libraries at Norwegian universities and university colleges, public and private special libraries.
Education accounts
Describes Norway’s total current expenditures on education and job training, as well as capital investments in Education
Research and development in the higher education sector
Measures research and development (R&D) in the higher education sector

Analyses, articles and publications

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  1. Settlement after graduation - Troms og Finnmark

    The purpose of this project has been to map welfare candidates place of study and settlement two years after graduation, in relation to the place of upbringing.

  2. On the socioeconomic profile of students abroad

    The purpose of this report is to examine the socio-economic profile of students who choose to study all (degree students abroad) or part (exchange students) of their bachelor education abroad.

  3. Qualified applicant with no offers of admission

    After the admission to university and colleges through Samordna opptak (The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service), there is a group of qualified applicants who do not receive an offer of admission each year.

  4. Eurostudent 8, 2022

    This documentation report provides information on how the Eurostudent 8 Survey 2022 was conducted in Norway by Statistics Norway.

  5. Students living conditions, 2021

    The purpose of this report is to provide an updated overview of students' living conditions as of 2021. The student body is constantly changing, and there is a need for updated knowledge about the living conditions of all types of students.

  6. How does student life in Norway compare to other European countries?

    Fewer students experience study-related difficulties in their study programs in Norway – compared with students in many other European countries. Norway is among the countries with the highest proportion of students with children, and job income accounts for a higher share of students' income compared to other countries in Europe.

  7. Settlement after completed education

    The main aim of this project has been to map the welfare graduates' place of study and settlement after graduation in relation to the place of upbringing.

  8. Dropout and transfers in higher education

    This report examines different forms of student departure from higher education based on Norwegian administrative data.

  9. School value-added and long-term student outcomes

    Several recent studies find that interventions in schools can have important lasting consequences for students, and that schools differ in their contribution to students' learning.

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