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China Undergraduate Education

In 2014, China had the highest number of first university engineering degrees awarded with over 1.13 million. These engineering degrees represented about 33% of the total first university (bachelor’s or equivalent) degrees awarded in China.

Trend in First University Engineering Degrees Awarded in China, 2000-2014

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Source: National Science Board. 2018. Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. NSB-2018-1. Alexandria, VA: National Science Foundation. Available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/indicators/.

In the Education Statistics in 2017 published by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, women were slightly over-represented (57.2%) among students that were entering undergraduate and junior colleges in 2017. Moreover, women comprised about 54% of these graduates in 2017.

Undergraduate and Junior College Participants, 2017

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Source: Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Education Statistics in 2017.


Additional Resources

  • National Science Board. 2018. Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. NSB-2018-1. Alexandria, VA: National Science Foundation. Available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/indicators/
  • Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Education Statistics in 2017.