Fewer new students in 2014/15

In the academic year of 2014/15, there were 86,000 new students at Swedish Higher Education Institutions.

That is almost 20 per cent less than the peak year of 2009/10. This is the fifth consecutive year that the number of higher education entrants is declining.

Overall, the number of higher education entrants decreased by 2 per cent in the academic year of 2014/15 compared to the academic year before. Swedish higher education (HE) entrants accounted for the decline. During the same period, the number of incoming HE entrants increased by 1.5 per cent.