Many women with a foreign background go on to higher education after folk high school
1 jul 2020
Six in ten participants in the folk high school general course who acquired general entry qualifications to higher education studied in higher education at some time. With regard to persons with a foreign background in this group, 75 percent of the women and 60 percent of the men continued to higher education studies.
A new Statistical Report from Statistics Sweden, “Follow-up of the general course at folk high school”, describes the study situation at the general course and participants’ activities after completing the course. The report is based on a questionnaire survey carried out in spring 2020 addressed to participants who acquired general entry qualifications to higher education 1.5-2.5 years earlier.
An important objective of folk high schools is to offer education that works well for participants with disabilities. Among the responding participants, 30 percent had a disability. Around half of them went on to further study, which is a lower proportion than among participants without a disability.
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