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56% of students in Jordanian universities are women

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AMMAN — A total of 344,796 students were enrolled at universities in Jordan in the 2020–2021 academic year, according to data from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

Of these, 250,137 or 72.5 percent of students were enrolled in public universities and 94,659 or 27.5 percent were enrolled in private universities.



Women accounted for 56 percent of the university student body in the Kingdom at 194,011. At community college, men made up the majority of students at 54 percent or 19,146 compared to 16,528 women, according to the data.

There were 11,367 faculty members employed across the country’s universities, of which 70.5 percent worked at public universities and 29.5 percent worked at private universities. Seventy-two percent of the faculty were men and 28 percent were women.

The ministry data showed that around 38,000 foreign students from 106 countries study in Jordan.

It also said that the Kingdom’s universities offered a combined 1,876 specializations, of which 1,027 or 54 percent were offered at public universities and 674 or 36 percent were offered at private universities. Community colleges offered a total of 175 specializations.


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