Student growth rate falls to lowest level since 2010The Australian.
New Education Department figures suggest the increase in the number of university applicants has fallen to its lowest level since 2010, when universities began expanding ahead of the uncapping of undergraduate places two years later.
Growth in applications fell to 1.7% this year, down from 3.2% in 2015. Universities made just 0.8% more offers, reflecting increasingly selective university admission processes. The figures also suggest the demand-driven system is making universities more inclusive, with a jump in offers to under-represented groups – led by a 10% surge in places for indigenous students.
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