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Students


This overview shows number of students at universities and higher institutions. The percentage of total population must not be confused with enrollment rates; across the MENA region median age varies a lot, and with that the actual population in relevant age groups.
The quality of available data varies a lot from country to country, and although LookLex has taken all efforts in making this list as good as possible, it must be used with care. Year is included for the statistics, as the oldest figures are from 1994, the newest from 2007. In the case of Iraq, figures are from 2001, the last year before the war, and present situation may well be very different.

MENA rank % of total population Total Year *)
1. Libya 6.3% 375,000 2002
2. Iran 5.3% 3,500,000 2007
3. Bahrain 4.1% 29,700 Ca. 2005
Israel 4.1% 301,000 2002
5. Lebanon 3.8% 144,000 2002
6. Jordan 3.3% 186,000 2002
7. Tunisia 3.2% 330,000 2006
8. Egypt 2.7% 2,150,000 2002
Turkey 2.7% 1,920,000 2002
10. Saudi Arabia 2.6% 636,000 2006
11. Algeria 2.0% 683,000 2002
12. Syria 1.4% 216,000 1994
United Arab Emirates 1.4% 68,000 2002
14. Kuwait 1.2% 32,000 1998
15. Palestine 1.1% 45,000 Ca. 2000
Iraq 1.1% 318,000 2001
Morocco 1.1% 336,000 2002
18. Qatar 1.0% 7,800 2002
19. Yemen 0.8% 186,000 2005
20. Oman 0.6% 20,000 2001
21. Sudan 0.5% 204,000 1999
22. Mauritania 0.4% 14,000 2002





By Tore Kjeilen