More Swedish students choose university
13 Sep 2012, 08:00
Published: 13 Sep 2012 08:00 GMT+02:00
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The figures, presented to the government on Thursday, show that the number of high school graduates choosing to go to university is increasing.
At the same time, a study carried out by the agency shows a great divide between Sweden’s more wealthy municipalities and those which are less affluent when it comes to the number of students who go on to university.
In Norrtälje, north of Stockholm, only 33 percent of all inhabitants over 24 have studied at university level, according to the report. Among the 26 municipalities in Stockholm county the average is 48.4 percent.
Among those that turned 24 years of age last year, 43.6 percent on average had studied at a university. There are still more women than men that enroll, 51.6 percent compared to 36.0 percent.
Munkfors, in rural community of roughly 3,000 in Värmland County, did worst with only 17.6 percent of all 24-year-olds having studied at a university.
Some 60 of Sweden’s 290 municipalities showed figures equaling those of Norrtälje or below.