Map of Higher Education in Brazil | 2017

The 7th edition of the Map of Higher Education in Brazil, a study developed since 2011 by Semesp Economic Adviser, offers a complete overview of Brazilian higher education detailed by mesoregion, highlighting the year of 2015. It presents as an innovation an entire chapter on the technological graduation. Unlike the previous edition, it shows the most sought-after courses by students by age group, the average monthly tuition fees for the most sought-after courses, the total number of graduates in the last seven years, and data on employability and the average remuneration of Brazilian workers with and without superior education.

The publication highlights that, in 15 years, the total evolution of enrollments in higher education, public and private HEIs of the country, considering presence and distance courses, from 2009 to 2015, grew by 34%. In 2015 there were about 6.08 million students in private institutions (76%) and 1.95 million students enrolled in public HEI (24%), totaling 8.03 million enrollments. In the previous year, this total was 7.84 million enrollments, of which 1.96 million in the public network and 5.88 million in private HEIs. These figures represent a total growth of 2.5% between 2014 and 2015, being 3.4% in the private education system and a slight decrease of 0.5% in the public network.

Enrollment in distance-level courses increased from 66% in 2009 to 2015, a 90% increase in the private network and a 26% fall in the public network. In the period from 2014 to 2015, growth in the private network reached 5.2% (1.20 million enrollments to 1.26 million). However, in the public network there was a fall of 7.9% in enrollments (139,000 in 2014 and reduced to 128,000 in 2015).