Al-Angary: 60% of university places went to women

January 27, 2010

Minister of Higher Education Khaled Al-Angary said yesterday at the opening of the International Exhibition of Higher Education in Riyadh that 92 percent of last year’s approximately one million high school graduates were admitted to universities and that 60 percent of university places went to women, Saudi Gazette reported today.

Dr. Al-Angary added that the number of public universities had increased from seven to 24 in 12 years, in addition to the 29 private universities and colleges opened in recent years.