The number of students who enrol for the first time in a faculty and study programme (also
new students, new intake, new admissions, first-time undergraduates). Each student only
figures once as a new student in a programme. This does not include students transferring
from a pre-Bologna to a post-Bologna programme, nor those being admitted to a programme
that is either subject to a second or repeat ex ante accreditation procedure or converted into a
June admission index
The minimum mark (lowest mark obtained for admission to the programme) in the June
entrance exams of students entering via pathway 0 (upper secondary education/baccalaureate
+ university entrance exam) and pathway 4 (vocational training 2, advanced vocational
Places on a programme filled by new entrant students.
Number of students registered in all corresponding courses in a given university as a whole.
Number of students registered in an undergraduate or Master's programme in a given faculty
and institution. Students must register for credits that are either ordinary, recognised,
validated, adapted or transferred in order for registration to be valid.
A student taking a double or joint degree is only counted once.
Path of admission
Also referred to as entry path. The procedure whereby a student gains admission to a course
of study. Only available to students who pre-register for the university entrance applications
The various ways that a student can gain admission to a university.
Students who have passed the university entrance exams or similar
Students with an advanced vocational training (technical) qualification or similar
Students with foreign academic qualifications
University graduates or similar
Students over 25
Students over 45
First year pass rate
Quotient between the number of credits passed compared to the number of enrolled credits
per student in the first year of registration on a course of study. Also referred to as the course
or credit pass/completion rate.
Only ordinary credits specific to a programme are taken into account in the calculation. Credits
either recognised, adapted or transferred from other courses of study are excluded.
A graduate is a person who has successfully passed 100% of the necessary credits required for
the award of an academic degree.
A student who graduates from an undergraduate or Master's degree. A graduate has
successfully completed a programme of study and been awarded all of the credits required for
graduation. Students who graduate from a double degree programme (also known as a joint
degree, dual degree or combined degree) and who fulfil the requirements of both degrees
graduate with two qualifications.
First-year drop-out rate
The ratio of the number of students who drop out of a course of study in relation to the total
number of students in the cohort that started the course.
For any given course, the ratio of students who abandon an undergraduate or Master's course
of study in the first year out of the total number of new entrants. In the case of Bachelor
programmes, two consecutive academic years without enrolment are necessary in order for
the ratio to be more sound. In the case of Master's programmes, a drop-out is a student who
does not enrol in the following academic year.
The drop-out rate can only be established when the enrolment figures for the following
academic year become available in the case of Master's programmes, and those for the
following two academic years in the case of Bachelor degrees.
Mean credit enrolment
Average ordinary credit enrolment per student on a course in a given academic year.
Established by dividing the number of ordinary credit enrolments by the number of registered
Students and academics who move to another institution inside or outside their own country
to study or work.
Students moving to another institution from a Catalan university by way of a mobility
programme. From academic year 2014-15 onwards, this includes figures and data from the
Study Abroad and Visitants programmes, which has led to a consequent increase in the
amount of data.
Transition into employment
Graduate employment rate
Ratio of graduates in employment at the time of the survey in relation to the total number of
graduates interviewed in the survey.
Graduates with a job related to their university studies
Ratio of university graduates who are working or have worked in a job related to their higher
Gross monthly salary
Mean gross monthly salary of graduates in employment at the time of the survey.
Time taken to get a job
The time taken by graduates to find their first job after graduating.