2001 News Story

Higher education report for 1998

The Ministry of Higher Education has reported that in 1998 there were 2,011 Saudi students on scholarships overseas taking post-graduate studies, 1,098 for doctorates and 913 for masters degrees. That year, there were 18,925 members of the academic staff at the Kingdom's institutes of higher education, 57.8 percent of them Saudis. Within the Kingdom, there were 129 programs for doctorates, 252 for masters, 28 for higher diplomas, and 359 for bachelors' degrees.