Never have more Master’s level students graduated in Iceland than last year, 2010.
According to Statistics Iceland, around 1,100 people ended their Master’s studies last year. A total of 4,085 people graduated university in the 2009-2010 year with 4,107 qualifications. Two of every three graduating students were female, Visir.is reports.
Registered students at universities in Iceland increased by 651, or 19 percent, after a decrease the year before. The increase was most among students deciding to take a diploma grade qualification after their Bachelor’s. 33 new doctors graduated last year: 17 men and 16 women. There were five more doctors than the previous year and never more in any single school year.
A total of 5,795 students graduated from further education colleges in 2009-2010 with 6,515 qualifications — which is 110 more students than the year before. Once again, that is a record breaking year, with more students than ever taking their matriculation exams; but fewer opting for vocational training.
Many in Iceland went back to school following the economic crisis as a way to avoid taking unemployment benefits.