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

1) Summer semester and following winter semester (e.g. 2010 = SS 2010 and WS 2010/2011).
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). 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) Preliminary results, source: Fachserie 11 Reihe 4.1 Vorbericht.
4) Data are preliminary, source: Schnellmeldungsergebnisse der Hochschulstatistik.
5) Including the categories "Higher education entrance qualification obtained outside of Germany" and "Not stated".

m = data not available.

Last update: March 15, 2022

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