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STATISTICS MALTA

Malta: Graduates in 2021

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NSO Malta Graduates in 2021Tertiary-level graduates totalled 5,597 during 2021, equivalent to an increase of 20.9 per cent over the previous year.

The largest share of tertiary graduates (58.7 per cent) attained a qualification at ISCED level 6 (Bachelor’s or equivalent). This was followed by 31.8 per cent of total tertiary graduates who attained their qualification at ISCED level 7 (Master’s or equivalent) (Table 1).

The majority of tertiary graduates (59.7 per cent) were females (Chart 1, Table 1). Females surpassed males in all levels of tertiary education (Chart 2). The absolute majority, or 51.1 per cent of tertiarylevel graduates, were aged between 20 and 24 years (Table 2).

During 2021, 63.2 per cent of graduates attained a qualification from a full-time programme (Table 3). Foreign graduates totalled 797, equivalent to 14.2 per cent of total tertiary-level graduates, decreasing by 0.1 percentage points over the previous year (Table 4). Non-EU nationals comprised the largest proportion of all foreign tertiary graduates (68.0 per cent)(Chart 3).

The ‘Business, administration and law’ field of education was the most popular field amongst tertiary graduates in 2021, accounting for almost one third of the total, at 30.7 per cent. This was followed by graduates in the ‘Education’ field of education at 16.8 per cent. ‘Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary’ was the least popular field of education among tertiary graduates (Table 5, Chart 4)

 

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