Around 825,000 of higher education students that studied during the 2012-2013 academic year in Turkey are over the age of 30, according to recent studies.
The number of all higher education students amounted to nearly 5 million, with 824,822 being students at or over the age of 30. A quarter of that number studied undergraduate majors, according to numbers, and around 394,000 attended graduate courses.
Out of every 100 over-30 students, 40 were women, the numbers show.
Most of higher education students however turned out to be between the ages of 17 and 24, with the highest number of students being 21. The number begins to drop over the 25 marker, according to the study. Sexes had a fair share for the students’ population, with 2,268,753 female and 2,706,690 male students attending classes.
Over 1.8 million students across Turkey took the University Entrance Examination (YGS) in the past months in nearly 100,000 exam halls. Around 250,000 exam officials were on duty for the annual test, including more than 13,000 police officers.
Students who scored over 180 points are qualified to enter the decisive student placement exam, LYS, in June. There will be five different LYS exams, corresponding to different educational branches.
Turkish Education Minister Nabi Avcı had previously stated that Turkey should reform its education system if it wishes to keep up a sustainable societal and economic development.