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Students in Post-secondary and Tertiary Education: 2018-2019

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INDEXGDPL2020-54Student enrolments in post-secondary and tertiary education during academic year 2018-2019 increased by 0.9 per cent over the preceding academic year, totalling 25,863.

Post-secondary students

Post-secondary students enrolled in sixth forms and other post-secondary institutions totalled 9,795 during academic year 2018-2019, a decrease of 5.9 per cent over the previous academic year. The largest proportion of these students (85.7 per cent) were aged between 14 and 19 years. Foreign students enrolled at the post-secondary level amounted to 872, accounting for 8.9 per cent of the total students enrolled at this level. The highest percentage of post-secondary students were enrolled in state-run institutions, at 83.7 per cent. Those enrolled in the general stream constituted 50.3 per cent of total students at post-secondary level. The most popular field of study among vocational students was ‘Services’ (20.1 per cent), followed by ‘Health and welfare’ (18.3 per cent) and ‘Engineering, manufacturing and construction’ (16.2 per cent). Tertiary students Students enrolled in tertiary level courses numbered 16,068 during academic year 2018-2019, an increase of 5.6 per cent when compared to academic year 2017-2018. Female students comprised 56.8 per cent of the total students enrolled in tertiary level courses. The number of students at this level who were studying on a full-time basis amounted to 11,048, equivalent to 68.8 per cent of the total. Nevertheless, part-time enrolments increased by 14.2 per cent over the previous academic year. The largest proportion of tertiary students (54.8 per cent) were engaged in courses at ISCED level 6 (Bachelor’s or equivalent), followed by enrolment at ISCED level 7 (Master’s or equivalent) with 31.3 per cent. The largest share of tertiary students was composed of those aged between 20 and 24 years (43.3 per cent), followed by those students under 20 years of age (20.3 per cent). Female students outnumbered their male counterparts at almost all ISCED levels of tertiary education, except at ISCED level 8 (Doctoral or equivalent).

During academic year 2018-2019, foreign students totalled 1,986, corresponding to 12.4 per cent of all tertiary level enrolments. This accounted to an increase of 1.7 percentage points over the previous academic year. At the tertiary level, the ‘Education’ field of study was highly prevailed by females (88.3 per cent), whereas the ‘Information and Communication Technologies’ field of study had a very high male participation rate (84.5 per cent). The most popular fields of study at the tertiary level were ’Business, administration and law’ with 4,430 students or 27.6 per cent, and ‘Health and welfare’ with 3,202 students or 19.9 per cent. The least popular field of study at this level was ‘Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary’ scoring an uptake of only 0.4 per cent.

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