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Just under 40% of higher education degrees in standard period of study in 2012

03.02.2014
In examination year 2012 (winter semester 2011/2012 and summer semester 2012) 138,700 graduates obtained a higher education degree within the standard period of a first-degree or second course of studies or a consecutive master's course.

This is 39.3% of all degrees. If two subsequent semesters are added to the standard period of study, the proportion of final examinations successfully passed is 77.0% (272,000 examinations).

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that in 2012 a total of 365,800 higher education degrees were obtained by graduates of first-degree or second courses of studies or a consecutive master's course.

For further information:
Thomas Feuerstein,
tel: (+49611) 75-4140,
www.destatis.de/contact

Thomas Feuerstein | Statistisches Bundesamt
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http://www.destatis.de/EN/PressServices/Press/pr/2014/02/PE14_037_213.html

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