2022 Chinese University Graduates Forecast

China currently has 290 million students (including K-12, VET and University students), making up 20.6% of the total population.

In 2021 China had 2,738 universities, 50 more than the previous year.

In 2022, university graduate numbers in China will reach 10 million for the first time – a number that the Ministry of Education has declared a historic high. China has had incremental increases in graduates over the past few years: 8.7 million in 2019, followed by 9.1 million in 2020, an increase of 300,000-400,000 per annum.

What study and career routes will 2022 Chinese university graduates take?

Source: Ministry of Education, China

Based on these statistics, over 200,000 Chinese graduates will continue to study abroad, mostly at Master’s level.

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