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Number of students at universities Japan 2020, by degree level

In 2020, the number of students enrolled in bachelor programs at universities in Japan amounted to around 2.6 million, while the number of students in doctoral programs reached about 75.4 thousand. That year, nearly 46 percent of undergraduate students at universities were female.

Number of students attending universities in Japan in 2020, by degree level

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Release date

December 2020



Survey time period

2020; as of May 1

Supplementary notes

*A professional degree in Japan refers to a degree from a postgraduate program that prepares a student for a particular profession, such as law schools, business schools, or graduate schools of teacher education.

Figures have been rounded.

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