Twice as many young women as men complete higher education

In the youngest group of young adults, aged 20-25, there is a large gender gap, with twice as many women as men having completed higher education in Norway, writes Bård Amundsen for Science Norway.

Specifically, 33% of women and 17% of men in this age group have completed higher education, according to new figures from Statistics Norway. Overall, the Norwegian population is increasingly receiving more education.

Around 42% of all individuals in Norway over the age of 16 have now attained a university or college education. In total, 35.5% have completed upper secondary school or vocational school as their highest level of education, while approximately 23% have completed primary school as their highest level of education.
Full report on the Science Norway site