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Hunan is a leading province in education, as described by the favourable saying "Hunan people are good learners". At present, priority is given to the development of education. A modern education system has been established in Hunan including basic education, higher education, vocational education and adult education. Good educational resources are available to people of various ages in Hunan.

 

Hunan's education undertakings witnessed rapid growth as the investment increased.There were 109 regular institutions of higher learning at the end of the year of 2017. The number of postgraduates was 19 thousand, the number of graduates from university and specialized colleges associated with general higher education was 333 thousand, and that of graduates from secondary vocational schools was 195 thousand. The number of senior secondary school graduates, junior secondary school graduates and primary school graduates was 344 thousand, 733 thousand and 781 thousand respectively. Kindergartens accommodated 2.29 million children, a year-on-year increase of 1.8%. Enrolment rate of school-age children in primary school hit 99.98% and the secondary gross enrollment rate was 91.5%. There were 2.821 million students enrolled in 12,907 non-government colleges and schools. 930 million yuan was offered as national scholarships and student grants for 534 thousand students of colleges and universities. 350 million yuan of state stipend was offered to 349 thousand students of secondary vocational schools. 1.22 billion yuan of tuition waivers was offered to 1.015 million students of secondary vocational schools, 8.88 billion yuan was allocated for compulsory education, and 440 million yuan as a state stipend for senior secondary schools.

 

Table 9: New Entrants, Enrollments, Graduates and Their Growth Rates in Schools at All Levels

 

Item

New Entrants

Enrollments

Graduates

Absolute Volume

Increase over 2016

Absolute Volume

Increase over 2016

Absolute Volume

Increase over 2016

(Ten thousand)

(percent)

(Ten thousand)

(percent)

(Ten thousand)

(percent)

Postgraduate Education

2.8

24

7.8

10.8

1.9

1.7

General Higher Education

39.2

4.1

127.3

3.9

33.3

5.1

Adult Higher Education

14.0

25.9

27.8

20.3

11.4

-3.8

Secondary Vocational Education

25.0

-
0.4

68.6

3.9

19.5

-2.3

Senior Secondary Education

39.8

1.1

114.6

3.4

34.4

0.6

Junior Secondary Education

79.2

1.5

229.6

2.0

73.3

-1.0

Primary Education

88.4

-1.7

511.7

2.0

78.1

1.5

Special Education

0.6

15.6

3.1

21.2

0.3

-7.8

 

There were 109 regular institutions of higher learning at the end of the year. The number of postgraduates was 19 thousand, the number of graduates from university and specialized colleges associated with general higher education was 333 thousand, and that of graduates from secondary vocational schools was 195 thousand. The number of senior secondary school graduates, junior secondary school graduates and primary school graduates was 344 thousand, 733 thousand and 781 thousand respectively. Kindergartens accommodated 2.29 million children, a year-on-year increase of 1.8%. Enrolment rate of school-age children in primary school hit 99.98% and the secondary gross enrollment rate was 91.5%. There were 2.821 million students enrolled in 12,907 non-government colleges and schools. 930 million yuan was offered as national scholarships and student grants for 534 thousand students of colleges and universities. 350 million yuan of state stipend was offered to 349 thousand students of secondary vocational schools. 1.22 billion yuan of tuition waivers was offered to 1.015 million students of secondary vocational schools, 8.88 billion yuan was allocated for compulsory education, and 440 million yuan as a state stipend for senior secondary schools.

 

Source: Statistical Communiqué on Hunan's Economic and Social Development in 2017 

  

Institutions of Higher Education in Hunan

 

    

     Central South University

   http://en.csu.edu.cn/

 

    

     Hunan University

   http://www-en.hnu.edu.cn/

 

    

     Xiangtan University

   http://www.xtu.edu.cn/english

 

    

     Hunan Normal University

   http://english.hunnu.edu.cn/

 

    

    

     Changsha University of Science and Technology

     http://www.csust.edu.cn/ywb/Home.htm

 

    

     Hunan Agricultural University

   http://english.hunau.edu.cn/

 

   

     Central South University of Forestry and Technology

   http://english.csuft.edu.cn/

 

    

     Hunan University of Chinese Medicine

   http://www.hnctcm.edu.cn/English_Version.htm

 

    

     Hunan Institute of Science and Technology

   http://en.hnist.cn/

 

    

     Hunan University of Arts and Science

   http://english.huas.cn/

 

   

     Changsha University

     http://english.ccsu.cn/

 

    

     Changsha Medical University

   http://www.csmu.edu.cn/eng/

 

    

 

     Hunan University of Science and Technology

   http://english.hnust.cn/  

 

    

     Hunan International Economics University

   http://en.hieu.edu.cn/

 

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn

 

Updated on May 25, 2018