The activity of higher education institutions in the academic year 2015/16
National Bureau of Statistics informs that, the higher education institutions network have a total of 31 units including 19 state and 12 non-state institutions. Most of them, mainly 26 units are located in Chişinău municipality, 2 units - in Balţi and 1 unit - in Cahul, Taraclia and Comrat.
Number of students in higher education decreased by about 8 thousand people compared to the previous school year. In this order of ideas, at the beginning of academic year 2015/16 the number was 81,7 thousand students (excluding foreign students), of which 82 percent are enrolled in state institutions. A decrease of the number of students was recorded in both state institutions (5,5 thousand persons compared to the academic year 2014/15) as well as in non-state (2,3 thousand). The distribution by gender predominantly is driven by women - 57,8% of total students.
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