Private universities in Vietnam struggle for students
After a boom in new university and college openings between 2005-2010, the saturation in Vietnam’s higher education sector is challenging the country’s privately-owned institutions, who are now struggling to survive losses caused by a critical shortage of students, reports Thanh Nien News.
Private universities and colleges first reported difficulties in enrolling students in 2012, just two years after a five-year period that saw 124 new higher education institutions open. The number of universities and colleges has doubled in the last 15 years to around 480, though the number of applicants has remained almost the same since 2001 at around 1.1 million, according to the education ministry. Privately-owned schools represent about one fifth of Vietnam’s higher education institutions and enrol around 14% of the country’s students.
Source: University World News