OECD countries will need to further expand PSE

September 30, 2013

Higher education institutions in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries will need to expand the number of student spaces they offer, according to a new OECD report. The 2013 Education Indicators in Focus report reveals that more than 23 million students across OECD and G20 countries will enter their first PSE-level course in 2013, with entry rates increasing to 60% from just 40% in 1995. The report states that “the new generation of students will be particularly diverse, with more adults and international students than ever.” The indicators also show that although entry rates have soared over the last decades, unequal access to PSE still exists. University World News | Education Indicators in Focus No. 15