Source: Federal Statistical Office (special evaluation, Fachserie 11 Reihe 4.3.1)

1) Summer semester and following winter semester (e.g. 2023 = SS 2023 and WS 2023/2024).
2) Share of students in their first semester (first enrolment) in the age-specific population. Quotas are calculated for single years of birth, and afterwards they are added up. 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 (2007 in Saxony-Anhalt, 2008 in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, 2009 in Saarland, 2010 in Hamburg, 2011 in Bavaria and Lower Saxony, 2012 in Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg and Bremen, 2013 in North Rhine-Westphalia and 2016 in Schleswig-Holstein; 2013 and 2014 in Hesse by the factors of 1.5 and 1.3). In Lower Saxony, the G8 school leavers were eliminated as of the 2020 reporting year. Suspension of compulsory military service on 01 July 2011. In 2008, the vocational academies in Baden-Württemberg have been recognised as universities of applied sciences.
3) Data are preliminary, source: Studierendenstatistik (Statistischer Bericht Vorbericht).
4) Data are preliminary, source: Studierendenstatistik (Statistischer Bericht Schnellmeldungen).
5) Including the categories "Higher education entrance qualification obtained outside of Germany" and "Not stated".

m = data not available.

Last update: March 13, 2024

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