Number of students in higher education institutions of Latvia is decreasing


According to provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in academic year 2014/2015 29.2 thsd students undertook studies in 60 higher education institutions, of which in 25 colleges, which is less by 6.6% than in academic year 2013/2014.

More than a half of enrolled students (56.1%) study for their personal means, but 43.9% – for state and local government funds. 55.8% of students enrolled is comprised by females. 

In total in academic year 2014/2015 85.9 thsd students are studying in higher education institutions of Latvia, which is 4.3% less than in the previous academic year. Of which 51.2 thsd or 59.6% is females.

In this academic year 5 285 students, who have acquired previous education abroad (of which also foreigners), continue their studies in higher education institutions of Latvia. That is 18% more than in the previous academic year.

According to the data of the Ministry of Education and Science, in academic year 2013/2014 1745 Latvian students studied in foreign higher education institutions within the framework of exchange programme.

In 2014 17.4 thsd students acquired higher education which is 19.5% less than in 2013.

More detailed information on the activity of higher education institutions will be available in the CSB database on 29 December 2014.


More information:
Head of the Culture, Education, Science and Health Statistics Section
Anita Švarckopfa
Tel. +371 67366648