More completed 60-credit points
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Universities and colleges - StatRes (discontinued)2010



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More completed 60-credit points

Students at state-owned universities and colleges produced credit points corresponding to 131 000 full-time students during the 2009/10 academic year; about 7 000 more than the previous academic year. One year of full-time study equals 60 credit points.

In 2010, the operating expenditure on teaching per 60-credit points came to an average of approximately NOK 151 000. The total expenditure on public tertiary education came to NOK 28.6 billion; an increase of 5 per cent compared with 2009. In comparison, the annual increase in 2007, 2008 and 2009 was 4, 8 and 7 per cent respectively.

Expenditure on employee compensation in 2010 accounted for two thirds of the total expenditure. The budget allocated to the purchase of goods and services represents only half of the expenditure on employee compensation. Expenditure on investments came to NOK 1.5 billion.

Increase of 15 per cent in contracted man-years adjusted for long-term leave

From 2005 to 2010, the number of contracted man-years adjusted for long-term leave in public tertiary education grew from about 26 500 to 30 400; an increase of 15 per cent. Contracted man-years increased by almost 750, or approximately 3 per cent, during the last year.

More students

In 2010, there were roughly 193 000 students at state-owned universities and colleges; about 3 500 more than in 2009. Specialised university institutions had the highest increase in number of students by 35 per cent. Some of the growth is due to Molde University College’s new status as a specialised university as of 1 January 2010. Disregarding this educational institution, the number of students at specialised university institutions increased by 12 per cent.

Population’s level of education

Of the population aged 16 years and over, about 28 per cent have a tertiary education. In 2005, this proportion was 25 per cent.

The population in the age groups 25 to 29 and 30 to 39 has the highest proportion of persons with a tertiary education; 41.5 and 43.6 per cent respectively. In 2010, all age groups had a higher proportion of tertiary education than in 2005. The age group 30 to 39 had the highest increase within these five years, from 37.6 to 43.6 per cent.

65 per cent completed undergraduate studies in standard study duration

Students at state-owned universities and colleges completed 28 500 degrees during the 2009/10 academic year; 19 000 undergraduate degrees and 9 500 graduate degrees. Sixty-five per cent of the students who completed an undergraduate degree completed during the standard length of study. The corresponding proportion for graduate degrees was 58 per cent. In comparison, the corresponding proportions for the 2004/05 academic year were 61 and 44 per cent respectively. Undergraduate degrees in tertiary education include programmes of four years or less. Graduate degrees have a cumulative duration of more than four years, but doctoral degrees are not included.