Seventh largest public university in absolute terms
A total of 1,787 students chose the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) to take official master’s degrees, according to the Statistics of University Students 2016-17 elaborated by the Ministry of Education. This represents an increase of 24.6%, placing the UCLM as the fifth public university that has grown the most in attracting this type of graduate students. In absolute numbers, it represents the seventh highest increase of all public universities with 353 students in a single academic year.
This 24.6% increase undergone by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is four times higher than the average increase of 6.2% for all Spanish public university campuses, comprising 50 universities in the academic year 2016-2017.
The result is also favorable if the 31 Spanish private universities are taken into account, since the growth of students enrolled in UCLM master’s degrees is twice that obtained by the private ones, whose educational system is based on distance learning.
The UCLM, with most of its official master’s degrees being taught face-to-face within its campuses, has been able to reach a growth level with respect to the number of master’s students comparable to that of private distance universities, whose growth was of 25.7% in the last academic year.
Last July, the Statistics of University Students 2016-17 preview revealed that the UCLM was also the second public university in absolute and the first in relative terms respectively that increased the most in attracting new undergraduates. The results unveiled now with respect to university masters highlight the growing demand for undergraduate and master’s degrees undergone by the UCLM.
As previously indicated, the UCLM has been acknowledged by various independent reports for the quality of its educational offer, graduates ‘employability or research excellence. Since last August, the UCLM has been included in the four most prestigious university rankings in the world, such as US News, Times Higher Education (THE), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) or Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai).