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Listen: There Are More People In Higher Education Now Than Live In Kildare.

: 01/18/2019 - 13:53

There are more people in college in Ireland than the entire population of County Kildare.

According to the Higher Education Authority, there were almost 232 thousand enrolments for third level institutions last year.

It was also the first time ever that more than 70 thousand people graduated with either an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

The HEA's Dr Vivienne Patterson says it's a positive reflection on Ireland's higher education institutions despite state funding tightening during the downturn:

frihea.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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