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Popularity of university of applied sciences education continued to grow in 2021

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According to Statistics Finland, the number of students in university of applied sciences education continues to grow. In 2021, the number of students attending university of applied sciences education leading to a degree was 156,000, of whom 49,000 were new students. There were 7,000 more students and nearly 3,000 more new students than in the previous year. The number of degrees remained almost unchanged at 29,000 degrees.

Key points

  • A total of 156,000 students attended university of applied sciences education leading to a degree in 2021.
  • Altogether 29,000 degrees were attained, of which good 4,000
    were master's degrees.
  • New students numbered 49,000.
  • The number of students was highest in the field of health and welfare, where there were 46,000 students.
  • Most degrees of Bachelors of Business Administration were attained, slightly over 5,000 degrees of Bachelors of Business Administration (Economics, Administration and Marketing).

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