Applicants Mostly Accessed Law and Healthcare Programs on YOK Atlas

July 24, 2019

CoHE President Prof. Yekta Saraç has recently made a statement regarding the selection period after the announcement of the results of the Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS). In the statement, he said that CoHE did not only determine the university entrance system, adding they would carry out works that would help students with the selection period. He emphasized that they had realized a series of novelties to ensure that the period progresses at the scientific level and that students make conscious choices. He suggested that students should benefit from YOK Atlas during the selection period regarding their professional decisions.

One and a half million people used YOK Atlas in six days

In six days since July 17, when the results of 2015-YKS were announced, the access to YOK Atlas has increased by one and a half times compared to the same period of the previous year and the number of people that have accessed the website reached 1 million 556 thousand.

The average time spent on YOK Atlas per visit is 7 minutes and 13 seconds. The system is expected to be used by more than 2 million people by the end of the selection period.

Law programs lead the way in undergraduate programs

When the usage statistics of YOK Atlas for the first six days of the selection period were examined, it was seen that law, medicine and dentistry programs took the first three places in undergraduate programs.

Medicine was the most examined program in the 2018-YKS Higher Education Atlas System, with law taking second place with a small margin. In the first six-day statistics of the 2019-YKS selection period, it was observed that law took the lead this year.

Dentistry, Nursing and Computer Engineering programs, which followed Medicine and Law, kept their places from last year.

Great interest for associate degree health programs

When the usage statistics for YOK Atlas were examined for the first six days of the selection period, First and Emergency Aid, Anesthesia and Computer Programming took the first three places in two-year associate degree programs. They were followed by programs such as Justice, Oral and Dental Health, and Medical Laboratory Techniques.

It was observed that YOK Atlas users mostly accessed health programs among the associate degree programs. Seven associate degree health programs took place in the top ten of the list, similar to last year.

Applicants did not remain indifferent to CoHE's “Digital Transformation in Higher Education” Project

Computer engineering, computer programming, software engineering, and information security technology programs took significantly higher places in the rankings where both associate degree and undergraduate health programs came to the front. This indicates that applicants have not been indifferent to the developments related to the digital transformation under the “Digital Transformation in Higher Education,” and the works on future occupations.