Percentage of people who pursue higher education
This refers to the share of school-leavers qualified to enter higher education in any given year group who have already started a degree course or have the firm intention of starting one. It is calculated on the basis of a representative survey by Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH. In addition to this group (people with a firm intention of pursuing higher education), people who are not yet sure about going to university or are considering it as an alternative can also be factored in. A maximum percentage is calculated in this way.