Over 7.5 million people studying in Turkey’s universities
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s higher education institutions have hosted 7.56 million Turkish and international students over the course of the 2017-18 academic year, the country’s Council of Higher Education (YÖK) announced on April 27.
Some 4.24 million students attended undergraduate programs, 2.77 million people studied in associate degree programs, 454,673 people were working to obtain a master’s degree, and 95,100 people were working towards a doctorate.
Last year the number of students in higher education amounted to 7.2 million.
Over 70 percent of 117,812 international students study at undergraduate level.
Turkey’s higher education institutions include 158,098 academics, of whom 24,640 are professors and 14,456 are associate professors.
Some 3,121 foreign academics, including 209 professors, lecture in Turkish institutions.
In Turkey, daytime/formal education students have not been paying fees for higher education since 2012.
The country has 112 state and 74 foundation universities and vocational schools.