Women account for 51% of university students



RIYADH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Thursday 1 August 2013

Last update 1 August 2013 6:10 am

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The Ministry of Higher Education announced here recently that 182,878 students have been accepted at 25 public universities for the coming year. There were 86,039 men applicants and 96,839 women, representing 51 percent of the total number of students.
The ministry stated there are still 189,821 vacant seats with 105,707 allocated for men and 84,114 for women.
The periodical report of the higher education statistics center affiliated to the Ministry of Education stated that the percentage of reserved university seats stood at 49 percent, with 51 percent still vacant.
The report showed that there was an increase of 38,931 students accepted over the past week, a 27 percent increase from the previous week.
The report said that there has been full enrollment at King Saud bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences, Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University, the Islamic University, and King Saud and Al-Mujamaa’ universities. Other universities can still accommodate more students.

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