Universities Doubled the Number of Enrollment of Post Graduate Students
Almost every university in the country have doubled the number of enrollment of post graduate students in the recent years, while some universities have even exceeded their number of under graduate students.
According to university figures, the number of postgraduates students in the two top universities in the country Qinghua University and Beijing University is almost the same, while the number of postgraduates exceeds the number of under graduates if you include doctoral students. Figures also given by the Ministry of Education showed that 54,838 postgraduate students who finished in 2000 the number increased to 538,177 in 2010 an increase of 1,000 percent in 10 years.
The increase is due to the increasing number of master’s courses that are offering by the universities. By increasing the number of master’s courses will bring plenty of benefits to a university thus bringing in more funds for scientific research by adding more revenue from tuition fees. Lecturers teaching postgraduate classes will get higher salaries and receive higher commission when giving lectures to companies.
Currently there are 108 public universities under the direct administration of the Central Government, while there are 633 public comprehensive universities under the administration of the provincial government in 2012.