Enrollment rate in tertiary education in China 1990-2019

In 2019, the gross enrollment rate in tertiary education in China reached 51.6 percent of the respective age cohorts. The total number of enrolled degree students in tertiary education increased to 40 million that same year. The great expansion of tertiary education in China is shown by the fact that the enrollment rate ranged at only 3.4 percent in 1990.

Gross enrollment ratio in tertiary education in China from 1990 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The calculation of the given enrollment rate is by definition of the source based on student enrollment numbers in short-cycle degree programs, bachelor's degree programs and above at universities, higher vocational colleges, adult higher education institutions, online higher education curricula, and self-learning higher education curricula.

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