A survey by the Japan Private School Promotion and Mutual Aid Agency found that 2022% of private universities have less students than their capacity in 47.5.This number is the highest since the survey began in 1999, and the lack of capacity is accelerating, especially at local private universities and small schools.

 The survey aggregated data from 598 schools nationwide as of May 5, excluding those whose recruitment was suspended.According to the report, there were 1 schools with fewer students than in the previous year, a record high of 7 schools.The capacity sufficiency rate, which indicates the ratio of enrollees to the total number of students at private universities, was 284%, an increase of 100.8 percentage points from the previous year, when it fell below 100% for the first time since the survey began, reaching 99.8%.

 By region, the capacity sufficiency rate in the three major metropolitan areas recovered to 1.5%, up 102.1 points from the previous fiscal year, but the Kanto region (excluding Tokyo and the surrounding areas) decreased by 5.1 points, and the Tokai region (excluding Aichi) decreased by 4.2 points. accelerated.

 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology tightened subsidies for overcrowded private universities in 2016 with the aim of alleviating the overconcentration of population in Tokyo. was

 However, in 2021, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the number of students from overseas has stopped, and the shortage of capacity has accelerated nationwide. The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools in Japan believes that in the 2022 school year, those who had chosen local universities due to the spread of COVID-XNUMX vaccinations may have turned to famous private universities in metropolitan areas.

reference:[Japan Private School Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation] Trends in applicants for admission to private universities and junior colleges (FY4) (PDF)

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