Question NW738 to the Minister of Higher Education and Training

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11 April 2019 - NW738

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What was the total number of graduates for each degree and diploma at each university in each of the past 25 years?

Reply:

Information on the total number of students who graduated with 3-year diplomas, 3-year degrees, Bachelor of Technology and 4-year degrees by institution from 1993 to 2017 are attached as Annexure A.

Annexure A: Number of students graduated with 3-year diplomas, 3-year degrees and 4-year degrees by institution from 1993 to 2017

3 Year Diploma Graduates (UNIVERSITIES)

Institution

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

University of Cape Town

120

76

115

83

67

65

169

102

64

324

441

356

University of Durban-Westville

1

2

2

1

0

1

0

3

2

2

20

n.a.

University of KwaZulu-Natal

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

870

University of Fort Hare

3

21

19

2

10

1

1

4

4

5

10

237

Medical Uni. of South Africa

29

21

22

26

11

10

5

3

36

5

39

6

University of Natal

161

163

184

232

273

246

0

505

248

436

1087

n.a.

University of the North

17

58

95

108

65

33

20

106

262

152

206

308

University of the Free State

10

18

26

9

6

6

5

5

13

224

475

371

University of Port Elizabeth

48

130

108

102

81

312

739

897

1012

526

1019

1627

Potchefstroom University

31

28

32

35

120

344

1443

898

1444

1093

1057

n.a.

North West University

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

2578

University of Pretoria

132

153

252

351

377

508

4461

3625

3002

2980

1751

2437

Rand Afrikaans University

27

867

2272

2390

2096

2823

1952

1574

1358

1099

1381

1596

Rhodes University

41

40

162

209

83

124

391

88

260

145

788

241

University of South Africa

600

536

497

525

668

835

2830

694

3079

4746

2297

4274

University of Stellenbosch

63

101

96

102

98

104

153

84

65

85

115

42

University of Western Cape

282

214

196

191

228

139

149

174

187

326

513

272

University of Witwatersrand

84

96

77

84

154

206

165

119

273

436

407

180

University of Zululand

204

152

221

237

261

176

187

72

193

173

387

126

Vista University

4970

4840

4783

4431

3337

3167

2033

2077

1384

883

373

n.a.

University of Transkei

n.a.

n.a.

124

199

121

n.a.

36

57

32

140

821

575

University of North West

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

46

202

231

333

n.a.

University of Venda

n.a.

n.a.

147

277

167

127

54

32

352

190

443

359

TOTAL

6823

7516

9430

9594

8223

9227

14793

11165

13472

14201

13963

16455

3 Year Diploma Graduates (TECHNIKONS)

Institution

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Cape Technikon

1541

1483

1612

1630

1562

1540

1504

1539

1646

1740

2009

2220

Northern Gauteng Technikon

326

673

778

948

941

1078

1062

1051

1071

1225

1276

n.a.

Mangosuthu Technikon

234

29

430

481

706

817

860

874

845

865

856

926

M.L. Sultan Technikon

753

869

959

942

1069

908

1157

1156

1076

1270

n.a.

n.a.

Natal Technikon

1135

967

n.a.

n.a.

1073

n.a.

1053

1026

941

927

n.a.

n.a.

Technikon Free State

596

585

767

759

777

690

649

654

744

868

893

1041

Peninsula Technikon

798

n.a.

n.a.

918

777

1025

1081

1090

1428

1228

1392

1275

Port Elizabeth Technikon

867

924

1041

1063

1117

1124

1083

1067

1115

1088

1126

1225

Pretoria Technikon

2076

2032

2108

2056

1903

2288

2186

2043

2204

2476

2789

n.a.

Technikon SA

286

2248

3221

3746

4260

3285

4003

2478

1493

1317

1624

n.a.

Vaal Triangle Technikon

788

572

640

903

441

925

997

393

1290

1529

1775

1876

Witwatersrand Technikon

1273

1533

1434

1521

1477

1539

1433

1051

1170

1248

1211

1478

Border Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

117

162

353

n.a.

14

520

574

676

675

Technikon North West

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

187

36

71

407

287

339

451

622

n.a.

Eastern Cape Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

178

440

429

872

435

683

861

1309

1061

Durban Institute of Technology

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

2315

2629

Tshwane University of Technology

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

5133

TOTAL

10673

11915

12991

15449

16741

16072

18347

15158

16565

17667

19873

19539

3 Year Diploma Graduates (UNIVERSITIES POST MERGER)

Institution

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

3496

3984

3933

3810

4112

3650

3921

4088

4141

4093

4127

4091

4177

Central University of Technology, Free State

1186

1360

1240

1392

1121

1209

1418

1492

1419

1378

1443

1498

1400

Durban University of Technology

2952

2928

3298

3008

3836

3297

3499

3936

4061

4207

3858

4148

4372

Mangosuthu University of Technology

1140

1779

1792

1732

1731

1530

1800

1858

2110

2203

2262

2082

2088

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

1410

1205

1121

1157

1631

1574

1534

2059

2261

1925

1835

1836

1756

North West University

334

520

586

825

743

886

1071

1272

1609

1874

2394

3738

3338

Tshwane University of Technology

4796

4922

5434

6120

6149

6293

6272

6522

6666

6611

7125

7469

8034

University of Cape Town

55

90

25

21

22

25

18

15

24

37

28

27

31

University of Fort Hare

267

419

13

82

156

93

53

106

126

85

42

45

27

University of Free State

544

480

18

69

165

158

158

136

148

196

395

509

532

University of Johannesburg

1886

2047

2113

2351

2485

2492

2852

3061

3227

3260

3052

3038

3042

University of KwaZulu Natal

8

9

14

18

11

7

30

17

10

9

13

1

3

University of Limpopo

868

910

1047

258

119

329

260

177

130

163

17

0

0

University of Pretoria

2911

12

4

15

4

10

8

9

2

3

9

5

3

University of South Africa

1938

1773

1862

2642

1541

3613

3755

3404

3958

4292

4624

4225

3442

University of Stellenbosch

0

0

0

0

0

47

11

10

19

22

13

4

8

University of Venda

487

14

214

103

96

154

171

91

106

172

100

102

112

University of Western Cape

4

0

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

University of Witwatersrand

154

6

28

7

6

7

5

3

3

1

2

 

1

University of Zululand

115

4

8

41

225

320

361

410

335

271

296

290

257

Vaal University of Technology

1885

1890

2103

2410

2381

2221

2678

2875

2797

2947

2813

2747

2764

Walter Sisulu University

1664

1856

1554

1696

1248

1540

2048

2198

2211

2346

2097

2451

2505

Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

49

41

University of Mpumalanga

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

145

85

TOTAL

28100

26208

26409

27758

27784

29455

31923

33739

35363

36095

36545

38500

38018

B Tech Graduates

Institution

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Cape Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

155

318

378

407

558

442

543

741

959

1031

Northern Gauteng Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

90

146

269

225

240

221

276

303

n.a.

Mangosuthu Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

8

7

5

10

2

3

4

9

21

26

M.L. Sultan Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

17

86

150

227

209

231

278

301

n.a.

n.a.

Natal Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

242

n.a.

249

374

494

377

n.a.

n.a.

Technikon Free State

n.a.

n.a.

12

99

116

166

188

172

271

366

442

701

Peninsula Technikon

66

n.a.

n.a.

104

236

373

340

380

473

514

592

761

Port Elizabeth Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

71

201

285

333

374

322

393

468

441

472

Pretoria Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

176

354

456

2192

3317

2178

1762

2364

n.a.

Technikon SA

n.a.

n.a.

51

174

221

254

644

916

672

719

1060

n.a.

Vaal Triangle Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

48

86

78

109

110

33

195

249

320

399

Witwatersrand Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

93

219

338

378

504

427

476

543

545

563

Border Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

10

n.a.

9

40

49

45

80

Technikon North West

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

7

2

18

33

30

n.a.

Eastern Cape Technikon

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

2

5

3

89

100

106

Durban Institute of Technology

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

642

925

Tshwane University of Technology

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

3662

TOTAL

66

n.a.

455

1560

2549

2992

5604

6873

6259

6496

7864

8726

B Tech Graduates (POST MERGER)

Institution

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

1726

1952

2018

2175

1989

2172

2231

2351

2458

2639

2651

2706

2974

Central University of Technology, Free State

576

579

536

518

602

672

698

821

874

977

1005

1026

1084

Durban University of Technology

928

989

1118

1127

1545

1873

1790

1834

2162

2235

2149

2534

2712

Mangosuthu University of Technology

38

29

56

64

68

59

164

93

164

242

221

131

122

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

542

418

449

449

530

584

660

874

930

883

877

923

986

Tshwane University of Technology

2800

2417

2118

2224

2426

2434

2549

2627

2691

3050

3847

3900

4727

University of Johannesburg

682

719

798

926

1072

1106

1093

1252

1358

1435

1470

1727

1661

University of South Africa

764

612

795

1091

1278

1692

2005

2079

2008

1685

1379

1300

1488

Vaal University of Technology

372

478

523

547

699

830

895

1006

1268

1100

994

1123

1181

Walter Sisulu University

67

107

183

294

320

352

333

262

390

494

489

751

881

TOTAL

8495

8300

8594

9415

10529

11774

12418

13199

14303

14740

15082

16121

17816

3 Year Degree Graduates

Institution

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

University of Cape Town

1339

1303

1172

1170

1162

1220

1121

1089

1192

1258

1522

1646

University of Durban-Westville

829

936

1069

973

946

851

750

684

665

680

696

n.a.

University of KwaZulu-Natal

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

2757

University of Fort Hare

501

487

549

496

554

487

565

376

271

228

349

406

Medical Uni. of South Africa

131

147

149

142

147

120

128

130

111

101

120

105

University of Natal

1464

1652

1667

1645

1789

1823

0

1648

1662

1749

1984

n.a.

University of the North

293

1636

1811

2324

2378

1811

1360

1047

669

415

328

502

University of the Free State

737

752

652

643

730

730

810

702

688

777

943

1119

University of Port Elizabeth

604

582

555

490

519

511

475

435

408

460

524

848

Potchefstroom University

974

923

839

804

866

902

814

1124

1234

1262

1176

n.a.

North West University

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

2032

University of Pretoria

1737

1593

1553

1709

1950

1997

1874

2011

2062

2394

2687

2968

Rand Afrikaans University

1138

1005

1048

851

1030

1083

1129

1283

1391

1749

1929

2292

Rhodes University

658

570

510

507

491

507

570

596

610

711

720

635

University of South Africa

4077

5226

5920

6374

6586

6731

5482

5564

4792

4709

4232

4330

University of Stellenbosch

1199

1303

1190

1191

1168

1208

1311

1288

1263

1384

1503

1413

University of Western Cape

1239

1076

1264

1380

1484

903

759

714

498

462

575

630

University of Witwatersrand

1549

1455

1266

1174

1126

1051

1099

1002

981

956

1022

1306

University of Zululand

455

328

405

317

230

618

576

411

432

428

627

552

Vista University

872

975

1171

1404

1549

1890

2121

1860

1640

1377

1229

n.a.

University of Transkei

n.a.

n.a.

514

497

511

n.a.

485

334

327

221

192

205

University of North West

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

561

389

258

367

n.a.

University of Venda

n.a.

n.a.

493

661

517

495

720

501

382

283

457

521

TOTAL

19795

21948

23797

24753

25733

24938

22149

23360

21667

21862

23182

24267

3 Year Degree Graduates (POST MERGER)

Institution

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Central University of Technology, Free State

119

146

149

185

100

46

2

0

4

0

1

0

0

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

916

875

869

916

853

884

954

983

992

1057

989

1163

1191

North West University

2068

2424

2380

2454

2613

2711

2796

3003

3599

3610

3840

4011

3872

Rhodes University

799

807

844

745

797

854

950

1036

1026

1009

956

1090

1146

University of  Fort Hare

531

416

450

557

568

635

719

943

932

969

960

988

1121

University of Cape Town

1789

1589

1732

1556

1544

1686

1738

1942

1870

1833

1786

1791

1802

University of Free State

951

1320

1299

1442

1535

1713

1834

2058

2352

2368

2303

2187

1978

University of Johannesburg

2373

2794

2568

2653

2671

2944

3015

3304

3423

3600

3524

3563

3525

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2661

3500

3155

2931

2757

2717

2905

3324

3646

3321

3283

3726

3885

University of Limpopo

723

990

1359

1447

1128

1219

1315

1828

1970

2137

2040

1971

2200

University of Pretoria

3121

3324

3179

3225

3291

3235

3432

3400

3836

3519

3791

3976

3856

University of South Africa

3310

4153

4157

4448

5275

5725

6031

5745

8289

9079

9198

9729

8189

University of Stellenbosch

1555

1833

1851

1979

2012

2113

2097

2276

2220

2100

2152

2412

2570

University of Venda

631

723

841

997

1003

980

681

561

522

832

913

906

1107

University of Western Cape

840

1015

1054

985

990

1162

1182

1269

1420

1537

1764

1698

1691

University of Witwatersrand

1441

1495

1689

1688

1549

1672

1735

1995

2106

2159

2172

2416

2637

University of Zululand

459

669

575

724

680

600

739

1445

1264

1212

1444

1500

1424

Walter Sisulu University

193

282

308

477

419

557

532

504

456

302

370

491

484

Sefako Makgatho University

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

270

205

269

University of Mpumalanga

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

25

35

Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

TOTAL

24480

28355

28459

29409

29785

31453

32657

35616

39927

40644

41756

43848

42995

4 Year Degree Graduates

Institution

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

University of Cape Town

771

827

833

817

793

931

1013

871

997

1157

1126

1110

University of Durban-Westville

360

500

645

608

557

506

462

525

423

467

432

n.a.

University of KwaZulu-Natal

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

1175

University of Fort Hare

171

249

170

178

174

176

133

180

133

338

352

433

Medical Uni. of South Africa

142

150

266

299

350

362

449

362

368

397

448

422

University of Natal

647

592

582

549

595

542

0

642

664

601

769

n.a.

University of the North

221

363

388

537

683

596

412

382

281

285

271

277

University of the Free State

547

549

536

498

458

458

470

455

391

408

378

546

University of Port Elizabeth

133

143

177

191

232

212

242

523

499

518

699

883

Potchefstroom University

348

410

405

415

481

454

508

513

407

433

584

n.a.

North West University

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

1000

University of Pretoria

1538

1600

1578

1575

1520

1532

1450

1528

1566

1417

1398

1746

Rand Afrikaans University

338

361

407

341

443

469

435

506

266

324

303

410

Rhodes University

87

101

147

125

140

167

158

196

207

356

286

206

University of South Africa

882

1030

1184

1098

1105

1054

1172

557

659

690

580

1717

University of Stellenbosch

762

842

770

817

783

776

754

864

906

960

984

970

University of Western Cape

255

308

340

397

403

367

379

453

511

493

428

546

University of Witwatersrand

1194

1210

1162

954

1015

968

914

960

875

903

958

1019

University of Zululand

426

142

318

144

133

323

365

211

205

126

203

347

Vista University

249

283

431

627

563

733

741

357

281

257

175

n.a.

University of Transkei

n.a.

n.a.

341

513

377

n.a.

518

417

362

263

205

258

University of North West

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

659

285

162

154

n.a.

University of Venda

n.a.

n.a.

122

193

212

133

154

147

187

198

189

222

TOTAL

9071

9660

10802

10876

11017

10759

10729

11308

10473

10753

10922

13287

Institution

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

University of Cape Town

1278

1341

1312

1362

1267

1295

1339

1389

1440

1471

1503

1528

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

0

0

0

0

398

491

567

572

661

654

648

733

Central University of Technology, Free State

25

18

49

85

87

108

218

301

301

292

278

449

Durban University of Technology

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

320

24

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

759

663

672

514

529

463

493

543

677

649

738

760

North West University

1167

1295

1266

1244

1289

1451

1453

1768

2025

2015

2229

2236

Rhodes University

219

233

237

231

232

212

224

250

263

230

270

234

Tshwane University of Technology

98

70

57

126

311

370

486

362

485

490

537

577

University of Fort Hare

648

694

707

529

749

844

900

697

805

909

789

826

University of Free State

819

686

640

691

635

687

798

792

912

1065

1187

1118

University of Johannesburg

459

553

507

534

523

516

637

682

850

1078

1094

1177

University of KwaZulu Natal

1765

1523

1525

1602

1464

1540

1651

1912

1897

1882

2095

2184

University of Limpopo

799

838

882

986

1070

1017

1041

1193

1335

1673

1342

1468

University of Pretoria

1870

1893

2021

2081

1981

2061

2127

2204

2534

2391

2637

2866

University of South Africa

1815

808

917

1054

1186

1360

1654

2227

3549

5079

6665

8517

University of Stellenbosch

1047

1083

1056

938

1073

1085

1131

1201

1310

1335

1397

1513

University of Venda

291

300

345

566

828

1084

883

819

820

928

957

1375

University of Western Cape

658

589

690

763

771

807

925

853

965

1141

1159

1222

University of Witwatersrand

1210

1208

1432

1301

1291

1415

1448

1550

1861

1794

1948

2064

University of Zululand

306

510

577

732

681

808

739

1602

1144

1273

1298

1526

Vaal University of Technology

0

12

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Walter Sisulu University

236

270

319

432

512

460

762

1011

1072

1100

1319

1117

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

469

432

TOTAL

15469

14587

15239

15771

16877

18074

19476

21928

24906

27472

30879

33946

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