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UNITED
NATIONS

E/1990/5/Add.39 part 3
28 November 1997

Students in universities, by degree, field of study, sex, age, group and origin
Per cents
1992/93
Engineering and architecture
Agriculture
Sciences and mathematics
Medicine a/
Law
Social sciences
Humanities
Total
1989/90
1984/85
1974/75
FIRST DEGREE - TOTAL
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Thereof: women
18.2
41.2
44.3
71.4
46.6
55.9
74.0
54.0
51.3
48.3
44.8
Age
Up to 19
12.4
2.3
13.0
8.4
7.2
4.6
5.4
7.6
7.3
6.4
6.9
20 – 21
17.4
7.5
24.3
20.4
19.6
17.4
18.7
19.0
17.6
16.6
23.5
22 – 24
36.1
44.8
43.1
45.6
44.2
46.4
39.5
42.2
39.8
37.2
41.3
25 - 29
30.4
39.5
17.3
17.5
23.7
22.0
20.9
22.2
24.5
24.7
18.2
30 – 34
2.8
4.6
1.6
3.0
2.6
3.8
5.3
3.7
5.1
7.2
4.0
35 +
0.8
1.3
0.7
5.0
2.4
5.9
10.1
5.3
5.7
7.9
6.0
Population group
Jews
95.1
98.3
91.8
92.5
94.0
96.1
91.9
93.8
93.3
92.1
96.5
Arabs & Others
4.9
1.7
8.2
7.5
8.0
3.9
8.1
6.2
6.7
7.9
3.5
ORIGIN (OF JEWS) – TOTAL
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Israel
31.5
43.7
30.0
31.5
39.1
32.6
29.0
31.5
28.8
19.2
7.9
Asia – Africa
23.0
17.4
20.7
20.1
19.5
28..4
31.8
26.3
27.9
27.1
18.3
Europe – America
45.5
38.9
49.3
48.4
41.4
39.0
39.2
42.3
43.3
53.7
73.8
SECOND DEGREE - TOTAL
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Thereof: women
21.7
46.8
48.7
49.8
38.4
52.9
73.7
53.5
50.3
46.8
35.2
Age
Up to 24
11.6
11.9
28.9
25.6
15.4
9.2
6.6
13.2
13.6
12.4
22.8
25 - 29
51.7
51.3
53.2
46.5
46.8
48.2
28.6
44.1
44.1
42.0
52.2
30 - 34
22.3
16.4
12.5
13.9
21.4
19.6
17.1
17.7
19.4
21.8
11.2
35 - 44
12.0
16.7
4.6
10.5
13.4
17.3
27.8
17.1
18.3
16.7
45 +
2.3
3.8
0.8
3.5
3.0
5.6
19.9
7.9
4.6
7.1
13.8
Population group
Jews
98.2
97.5
96.9
94.6
97.0
98.4
96.2
97.2
96.7
96.8
98.7
Arabs & Others
1.8
2.5
3.1
5.4
3.0
1.6
3.8
2.8
3.3
3.2
1.3

(continued)
1992/93
Engineering and architecture
Agriculture
Sciences and mathematics
Medicine a/
Law
Social sciences
Humanities
Total
1989/90
1984/85
1974/75
ORIGIN (OF JEWS) - TOTAL
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Israel
23.8
31.4
29.7
26.3
32.5
29.0
22.7
27.0
22.9
13.1
6.4
Asia - Africa
20.5
20.4
18.3
18.9
18.1
24.4
25.2
22.3
19.9
16.5
11.2
Europe - America
56.8
48.2
52.0
56.8
49.4
46.6
52.1
50.8
57.2
70.4
82.4
THIRD DEGREE - TOTAL
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Thereof: women
21.0
42.9
41.3
65.4
46.1
54.4
43.8
41.3
39.7
25.9
Age
Up to 29
23.2
25.0
40.9
29.6
13.0
7.0
26.6
25.6
21.6
48.2
30 - 34
42.2
28.7
39.2
27.3
26.0
17.6
32.0
35.1
32.6
25.4
35 - 44
29.6
26.7
16.2
30.1
43.1
40.5
28.0
29.0
31.8
45 +
5.0
9.6
3.7
13.0
17.9
34.9
13.4
10.3
14.0
26.4
Population group
Jews
97.2
94.1
96.2
88.6
98.2
97.0
96.3
96.1
97.3
99.7
Arabs & Others
2.8
5.9
3.6
11.4
1.8
3.0
3.7
3.9
2.7
0.3
ORIGIN (OF JEWS) – TOTAL
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Israel
16.2
21.4
25.7
19.8
18.7
16.3
21.7
17.1
9.1
4.6
Asia – Africa
14.7
16.4
14.0
16.7
12.6
14.2
14.5
15.5
12.5
9.5
Europe – America
69.1
62.2
60.3
61.5
68.6
69.5
63.9
67.4
78.4
85.9
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics.
a/ Incl. paramedical courses.

635. The next table illustrates the increase over time in the percentage of Israelis with higher education.

Persons with higher education among the general population (13 years or more of schooling)


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