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Young students complete more often
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Throughput of students in higher education. 63 per cent of all students who entered higher education in 2006 completed a degree within eight years.

Completion rates of students in higher education2013/2014

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Young students complete more often

Seventy-three per cent of all students younger than 25 years who entered higher education in 2006 completed a degree within eight years.

New entrants to tertiary education, by sex and awarded qualification after eight years. Absolute figures and per cent1
TotalMalesFemales
1Students who enrolled in tertiary education for the first time from 1.10.yyyy -1 to 30.09.yyyy. (Eksample. the year of start 2006, will be started the periode 1.10.2005-30.09.2006)
Academic year and awarded qualification
2006
Total40 12016 21723 903
Doctorates, Ph.D1559164
Tertiary graduates from programmes longer than 4 years9 0313 9455 086
Tertiary graduates from programmes lasting 2-4 years16 1515 27710 874
No awarded qualification14 7836 9047 879
Per cent
Total100.0100.0100.0
Doctorates, Ph.D0.40.60.3
Tertiary graduates from programmes longer than 4 years22.524.321.3
Tertiary graduates from programmes lasting 2-4 years40.332.545.5
No awarded qualification36.842.633.0
Figure 1. New entrants to tertiary education in 2006, by age and awarded qualification after 8 year

Among students aged 25 years and older entering higher education in 2006, 38 per cent completed a degree from higher education within eight years. For all students, 63 per cent completed a degree in this period.

Increasing number of younger students complete

The proportion of students younger than 25 years completing a degree from higher education within eight years rose from 63 per cent among students entering higher education in 1996, to 73 per cent in 2006. In the same period, the proportion of students aged 25 years and older completing a degree within eight years decreased from 51 to 38 per cent.

Women are more effective

Among all new students entering higher education in 2006, 57 per cent of the men completed a degree within eight years and 67 per cent of the women. For new students younger than 25 years, 66 per cent of the men and 77 of the women completed. For new students aged 25 years and older in 2006, 35 per cent of the men and 41 per cent of the women completed a degree within eight years.

Two out of three complete a bachelor degree

From the 32 000 students entering a bachelor programme for the first time in 2009, 47 per cent completed their degree within three years. Two years later, 65 per cent of the students had completed. During this five year period, 21 per cent dropped out. Students entering a bachelor programme in business and administration had the highest drop-out rate at 32 per cent. Seventy per cent of the women completed their bachelor degree within five years, compared to 58 per cent of the men.

From the 11 100 students who entered a 1½ and 2-year master programme in 2010, 48 per cent completed their degree within two years. Within 4 years, 68 per cent had completed. Among the 4 700 students who enrolled in a 5-year master programme for the first time in 2007, 52 per cent completed within five years, while 71 per cent completed within seven years.