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University enrolments, 1900–2010

University enrolments, 1900–2010

This graph shows trends in university enrolments. By 1900, when the graph begins, the first four university colleges, which later became universities – Otago, Canterbury, Auckland and Victoria – had opened. Enrolment growth was modest in the first half of the 20th century. Enrolments grew more rapidly after the Second World War, accelerated from the mid-1960s and grew even faster from the mid-1980s.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Universities before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012