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Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas


Just over a quarter of master's students —twice as many as undergraduate students— study in a region other than that of their hometown

The region of Madrid is temporary home to 40% of all Spanish undergraduate students and 27.9% of master’s students studying outside their hometown. Andalusia (15.6%), Catalonia (15.5%) and Valencia (13.6%) also have high proportions of students from other Spanish regions. After completing their studies, 14.1% of university-educated Spaniards take up employment in a region other than the one where they studied. However, large regional differences exist in work mobility, which is over 30% for graduates of universities in La Rioja, Navarre and Castile and Leon, but under 10% for universities in Catalonia, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

December 27th, 2018