Despite the pandemic, almost as many Norwegian students completed education last year as in 2019

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Despite the pandemic-like, 53,959 students completed their education at Norwegian universities and colleges in 2020. That is only 15 fewer than in the previous school year.

Bachelor’s programs accounted for 59%cent, while 27% of the completed programs were master’s programs, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB). Professional and research educations accounted for 5%, while 9% were other educations.

The number of students who completed their education has been increasing in the last five years. On average, there has been an annual increase of almost 4%. In 2015, 45,800 students completed their education.

More women than men enroll in higher education, which is reflected in the figures. The gender difference was greatest in vocational education, where women accounted for 73.4% of those who completed the education. Men were in the majority (51.1%) only in research education.

Last year, 31,750 degrees were completed at bachelor level, which is an increase of 700. At the master’s level, the number decreased by 200 to 14,600.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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