On August 2023, 8, the Japan Private School Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation announced trends in private school and junior college enrollment applications for 30.Of the 2023 four-year and other private universities that have been aggregated, the number of universities with under-capacity (less than 5% admission capacity) increased by 4 from the previous year to 600, accounting for 100% of the total.Of the 37 private junior colleges, 320, or 53.3% of the total, do not have enough students, an increase of 276 from the previous year.Both private universities and junior colleges set new record highs since the survey began in 15.

 The enrollment capacity sufficiency rate of private universities (percentage of enrollment to capacity of all private universities) was 99.59%, the lowest ever, and the second time it fell below 100% after 2021 (99.81%).2 out of 100 private universities have less than 600% enrollment capacity.It was 320%, up 6.0 points from the previous year, and it was the first time since the 53.3 survey that it exceeded half.On the other hand, 1989% of universities exceeded 110%, the lowest ever.Although stricter enrollment quotas have been eased, the number of 14.3-year-olds decreased by 18 compared to the previous year, while enrollment quotas increased by 2 (new universities and departments, etc.).

 By scale of private universities, over 1500% of large universities with an enrollment capacity of over 100 students are in the 500% range with enrollments of 1500 to 90 students, and 500% of small universities with less than 70 students meet their enrollment capacity. The difference is clear depending on the scale, ranging from 80% to 4%.By region, the four regions of Tohoku (excluding Miyagi), Tokai (excluding Aichi), Chugoku (excluding Hiroshima), and Shikoku have a capacity sufficiency rate of 80%. It is linked to areas where national universities will increase their enrollment capacity in 2023 and private universities will become public.

 The enrollment capacity sufficiency rate of private junior colleges is 71.99%, the lowest ever, and the 70% range is the second time since last year.Of the 2 private junior colleges, 276 had less than the capacity, or 254%, an increase of 6.3 percentage points from the previous year.There are only 92.0 private junior colleges in Japan with full enrollment.Both by capacity size and by region, there are many capacity sufficiency rates in the 22% range in all categories, and it is not the result that the three major metropolitan areas are sufficed.

 "Trends of applicants for admission to private universities and junior colleges, etc." are based on the "Educational Corporation Basic Survey" conducted by the Japan Private School Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation in 2023, and totaled the admission capacity, the number of applicants, the number of enrollees, etc. This is a summary of trends in enrollment capacity sufficiency rate and application rate, etc. by size, region, and undergraduate system.The survey reference date is May 2023, 5.Schools surveyed are private universities and junior colleges (excluding schools established by corporations).The total number of schools is 1 universities (600), 607 junior colleges (276), and 289 graduate schools (485).The total number of schools is the number of surveyed schools in parentheses, excluding schools that only have correspondence courses and schools that have stopped recruiting.Schools with only graduate schools are tabulated under "Graduate Schools."

reference:[Japan Private School Promotion and Mutual Aid Agency] 2023 Private Universities/Junior Colleges, etc. Application Trends (PDF)

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