03.Mar .2022 11:00

Number Of Students In Georgian Higher Education Institutions Amounted To 160 000 - Geostat

Number Of Students In Georgian Higher Education Institutions Amounted To 160 000 - Geostat
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At the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year, 64 higher education institutions were in Georgia, of which - 19 state and 45 private institutions. 60.9% of higher education institutions are located in Tbilisi, - according to the preliminary data from the national Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).

As of the report, at the beginning of the 2021/2022 academic year, 45.4 thousand students were enrolled in Georgian higher education institutions, out of them 28.1 thousand in state universities and 17.3 thousand in private universities. Student admissions decreased by 1.3 thousand compared to the same period of the previous year. The decrease mainly is based on state universities.

The number of students in Georgian higher education institutions amounted to 160,000, which is 1.6% more compared to the previous academic year. 63.6% of the total number of students study in state higher education institutions and 36.4% in private institutions. 51.5% of students are female and 48.5% are male.

In 2021, 25.9 thousand students graduated from higher education institutions, that is 10.1% more compared to the previous year. 57.9% of the graduates are women and 42.1% are men. The number of graduates in state higher education institutions is almost 2 times higher compared to
the number of graduates in the private universities.

At the beginning of 2021/2022 academic year, 484 students had been sent abroad for study, which is more by 195 students compared to the previous year. The number of students sent from public universities is 2.4 times higher than the number of students sent from private universities. The number of foreign students in Georgian higher education institutions amounted to 17.5 thousand, which is 19.7% higher compared to the previous year.