More than 23,000 students graduate from public, private institutions in 2015-16

Muscat - 

The Higher Education Statistics Bulletin issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) states that 23,163 students graduated from government and private higher education institutions in the 2015-16 academic year.


The bulletin states that 13,242 students comprising 4,875 male and 8,367 female graduates received bachelor’s degrees.


Also, 6,951 received diplomas, which included 3,413 males and 3,538 females while 609 students (251 males and 358 females) received advanced specialised diplomas.

Six students (three males and three females) received specialised certificates after bachelor’s degrees while 81 students received higher diplomas/postgraduate diplomas, including 23 males and 58 females.

Moreover, 487 students received vocational certificates/vocational diplomas, of which 53 were males and 434 females. As many as 383 students received diplomas. This included five males and 378 females.

Also, 1,378 students received master’s degrees, including 733 males and 645 females while 26 students received doctorates (13 females and 13 males).

Muscat had the highest percentage of graduates at 25 per cent, followed by North Batinah at 16.8 per cent.

There are a total of 69 government and private higher education institutions in which 16,244 are employed as academic and administrative staff.

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