This line chart tracks the percentage of employees with a full college or university education in Norway over time. The data covers the period from 2009 to 2021.
The trends show that the number of Norwegian employees holding a full college or university education has steadily increased since 2009. In 2009, only 40% women and 58% of men of employed Norwegians had obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher educational qualification. This figure had grown to 64% and 72% percent by 2021, indicating that the number of people with a college or university level education is on the rise.
It appears that the greatest rate of growth occurred between 2014 and 2015.
The importance of having at least some type of post-secondary education is widely accepted as being integral for securing employment and further career advancement opportunities, so it’s not surprising that more and more Norwegians are seeking higher qualifications. This chart clearly demonstrates that Norwegian citizens have been gradually increasing their educational attainment levels over time, which could have positive implications for social mobility within the country going forward.