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EUC glossary

Access and enrolment

New entrants
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 Bologna-equivalent degree.
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 training).
Places filled
Places on a programme filled by new entrant students.
Registered 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 process.
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.
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 education studies.
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.