Notes:
1) Until 2005, the percentage of people qualified to enter higher education is related to the average 18 to under 21 age group. From 2006 to 2008, the percentage of people qualified to enter higher education is related to the age-specific population. Quotas are calculated for single age cohorts, and afterwards they are added up. As of 2009, the percentage of people qualified to enter higher education is related to the population of the specific years of birth. Until 2013, population data are based on past censuses. As of 2014, population data are based on 2011 Census. From 2007 to 2013, data are adjusted considering the double Abitur graduation classes. Rounding differences are possible.
2) Including subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification.
3) As of 2013, excluding academic part of entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (as of 2012, in Saxony-Anhalt).
4) Until 1991: former West Germany including Berlin-West.

Last update: October 2018

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