2005~2017 University Engrance Rate for High School Students by Sex
This is the result of biannual university entrance rates of high-school students by sex from 2005 to 2017 by Korean Educational Development Institue’s Basic Statistics on Education. The university entrance rate, which is more than 80% in both men and women in 2005, declined in both men and women in 2017, where the rate dropped down to 72.7% for women and 65.3% for men. This figure is 8.1% p lower for women and 18.0%p lower for men compared to 2005.
By sex, the university entrance rate of women increased slightly from 80.8% in 2005 to 82.4% in 2009, and then fell sharply to 75.0% in 2011. Since then, the university entrance rate has decreased, reaching 74.6% in 2015 and 72.7% in 2017. For men, the university entrance rate in both 2015 and 2007 was 83.3%. Since then, it has decreased steadily, reaching 70.3% in 2011 and 67.3% in 2015 and 65.3% in 2017 as well.
Meanwhile, male university entrance rate was higher than women until 2007, but in 2009, female university entrance rate exceeded that of male. Since then, the decrease in male university entrance rate was bigger than of women’s which led to higher rate of women entering university than men. As of 2017, the gap has reached 7.4% p.