Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How many HK students enter unversity?

Only 14,500 (18%) of Hong Kong students can find a place in the first year of a government-funded degree program in a local university.

How many enter a university overseas?  According to my own study 2 years ago, it is about ~8,600 (11%).  [“Hong Kong Students in Overseas Universities?”, September 21, 2009, http://stephencfchan.blogspot.com/2009/09/hong-kong-students-in-overseas.html]

In addition to that, it is estimated there are ~3,000 (3.7%) self-financed degree places, ~8,000 (10%) associate degree places, and ~9,000 (11%) Higher Diploma places.

Altogether, there is an estimated 54% who can enroll in accredited post-secondary programs.  But only 29% are in degree programs (local and overseas). 

The total number in local universities (both government-funded and self-financed) is ~17,500 (22%).  In comparison, it is 50% in New Zealand, 41% in Finland, 37% in UK, Denmark and Norway, 30% in Canada, ...  We still have a long way to go to catch up with other developed countries.  


KYLE said...

i don't think we need to compare this kinda data with the developed countries,studying overseas has been a fixed value in chinese people mind---"oversea education is the best".

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