Bachelor and Long Cycle Higher Education
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The statistics about bachelor and long-cycle higher educations describe activity on bachelor and long-cycle higher educations in Denmark. Bachelor and long-cycle higher educations are defined from Statistics Denmark's education classification DISCED-15 as all educations classified on level 60 and 70. The levels in DISCED-15 for higher education are classified according to the main fields regulated by law. Bachelor and long-cycle higher educations are typically 3 and 2 years in duration. Bachelor and long-cycle higher educations statistics is in its current form comparable since 2005 and is part of the overall Student Register, which contains information on all students and students in ordinary education in Denmark.
These statistics contains yearly data about the activity on bachelor and long-cycle higher education in Denmark. This includes the number of entrants, the number of completed and the number of active students. The statistics are divided by education and the students' age, sex, ancestry and national origin.
The data for these statistics are collected yearly in October from the administrative systems of the educational institutions. Statistics Denmark has drawn up standards for reporting formats, validation and error searching in cooperation with the system supplier STADS, who is in charge of the administrative systems on the universities. This means that the data received by Statistics Denmark have already been controlled. In addition, a thorough error search and validation of data are done by Statistics Denmark.
The statistics are relevant for public administrators, scientists and other analysts, journalists and citizens etc. as basis for prognoses, analyses and planning purposes in the educational field, but also for example in the labour market field and the integration field. The basic data for the statistics are used as background data for most of the personal statistics at Statistics Denmark, and it is the basis for the tables in StatBank Denmark about education.
Accuracy and reliability
The administrative systems that are the basis for the statistics are used by the institutions for their own daily administration of the students and also for the payment of different economic grants. Correct registers are therefore necessary for the economy of the institutions and contributes to an expected high quality of the data source. However, occasional errors will almost always occur. These are almost always fixed before next year's publication of data.
Timeliness and punctuality
The statistics are published about 4 months after the reference time which is 1 October. The statistics are usually published without delay in accordance with the scheduled date.
The current time series of these statistics goes back to 2005, but statistics on bachelor and long-cycle higher education have been made further back than this.
Accessibility and clarity
Statistics are released yearly in a Danish press release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under the subject Bachelors and Long-cycle higher education. For further information, see the homepage of Bachelors and Long-cycle higher education.