CoHE’S ANALYSIS OF FINAL REGISTRATIONS

The Number of Students Making Final Registrations in Universities Increased in 2017

 

 

2016

2017

 

Number of Unregistered Students

Number of Unregistered Students

 

Undergraduate

Associate Degree

Total

Undergraduate

Associate Degree

Total

State Universities

12,072

45,622

57,694

10,746

33,092

43,838

Foundation Universities

4,970

12,587

17,557

4,580

8,975

13,555

Universities in TRNC

1,297

916

2,213

1,173

747

1,920

Total

18,339

59,125

77,464

16,499

42,814

59,313

 

 

The Council of Higher Education considers that it is necessary to make an announcement in order to share the figures related to applicants who did not use their right to enroll during the initial placement process of 2017-OSYS.

 

The number of applicants who gained the right to register during the placement process of 2016-OSYS but did not make any registrations was 12,072 for undergraduate programs and 45,622 for associate degree programs in state universities. The total number of applicants who did not register was 57,694. The number of applicants who gained the right to register during the placement process of 2017-OSYS but did not make any registrations decreased to 10,746 for undergraduate programs and 33,092 for associate degree programs in state universities. The total number applicants who did not enroll declined to 43,838.

 

The number of students who did not enroll in state universities in 2017 decreased significantly in comparison with 2016. The number of applicants who gained the right to enroll in open education programs but did not make their registrations are also included in these figures. That is another point that needs to be taken into consideration.

 

Approximately one third of 10,476 applicants who did not use their right to enroll in undergraduate programs in state universities are enrolled in undergraduate programs in the faculty of open education and a majority of 33,092 applicants who did not use their right to enroll in associate degree programs are enrolled in associate degree programs in the faculty of open education.

 

A total of 17,557 applicants, 4,970 applicants in undergraduate programs and 12,587 applicants in associate degree programs, did not use their right to enroll in make any registrations even though they were placed in foundation universities during the placement process of 2016-OSYS. A total of 13,555 applicants, 4,580 applicants in undergraduate programs and 8,975 applicants in associate degree programs, did not make any registrations even though they were placed in foundation universities during the placement process of 2017-OSYS.

 

As can be seen, the number of unregistered applicants in foundation universities has decreased considerably in comparison with 2016, as it did in state universities.

 

A similar situation applies to the universities of TRNC. A total of 2,213 students, 1,297 students in undergraduate programs and 915 students in associate degree programs, did not make any registrations even though they were placed in the universities of TRNC during the placement process of 2016-OSYS. A total of 1,920 students, 1,173 students in undergraduate programs and 747 students in associate degree programs, did not make any registrations even though they were placed in the universities of TRNC during the placement process of 2017-OSYS. As it can be understood from the data, the number of unregistered applicants in the universities of TRNC has decreased compared to the previous year.

 

In conclusion, the number of unregistered applicants, which was 77,464 in 2016, declined to 59,313 in 2017. This is an improvement that cannot be underestimated in the system.

 

It is seen that the number of applicants who did not use their right to enroll in programs has decreased in comparison with 2016. This confirms our findings in our first analysis dated August 10, 2017 (Analysis on Placements Conducted According to LYS 2017 Results). The downward trend in placement results and the rate of unregistered students indicates that applicants tend to make their selections more consciously according to quality and employment. As we are glad to see this trend, we try our best to produce more data to make students more conscious about their selections.

 

In addition, there is a significant number of quotas for additional placement according to the results of placement and registration process in 2017. This  provides students more opportunities for additional placement compared to previous years. Students will be able to evaluate these quotas carefully and be placed in Turkish higher education system without any loss of time.

 

As the new CoHE, we would like to declare once again that Turkish higher education system is making headway according to quality-oriented growth.