Regional News Digest: Albania – Private University Enrollments Explode
As the new school year starts, a record number of university students will be heading to non-state institutions than ever before. According to data from the Ministry of Education, 28 percent of all university enrollments are now at private schools.
In 2008, approximately 76 percent of college students attended one of the country’s 11 public universities — the remainder enrolled in local private colleges, which have flourished in the past five years. The number of students that attend private colleges has grown from 983 in 2004 to 12,166 four years later.
Currently there are 17 private universities in the country, but only four of them are accredited by the state and are able to issue official diplomas.
September 21, 2009