Although the number of universities in Japan has decreased, the number of students has turned to an increase for the first time in four years, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's 4 School Basic Survey (preliminary figures).It is believed that the record highs for female undergraduate students have had an impact, but the number of junior college students has decreased by nearly 2015, setting a new record low since the beginning of Heisei.

According to the survey, the number of university schools is 779, excluding those with only correspondence education, of which 86 are national, 89 are public, and 604 are private. There are two less schools than in 2014.There are 2 junior colleges, excluding correspondence education, of which 346 are public and 18 are private. The number of schools has decreased by 328 from 2014.There were a total of 6 colleges of technology, 51 national, 3 public and 57 private, the same as in 2014.

The number of undergraduate students was 255, which was 6,297 higher than in 2014.Among them, the number of girls is 4,275, which accounts for 44.1% of the total, an increase of 112 from 7,441, which is a record high.The number of graduate students was 2014, which is 9,663 less than in 24.The number of junior college students is 9,484, which is 2014 less than in 1,529.The number of students at the technical college was 2014, 3,853 less than in 13.

As for the career paths of undergraduate graduates, 6 students went on to graduate school, and 8,957 students did not go on to employment.The number of students who got a job was 5, of which 8,093 students could not get a regular job.There were 40 students who got temporary jobs.

Source:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Outline of the results of the school basic survey 27 (preliminary report)

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