Female students are performing better and gaining their bachelor degrees faster than male students, according to figures released by the Dutch university association VSNU.
The figures show that 57% of female students gained a bachelor degree after four years, compared with only 33% of male students.
Meanwhile, the percentage of first-year university drop-outs increased to 10.7% in the 2005-2006 academic year, from 8.7% in 2002-2003, largely due to stricter grading, the VNSU said.
In the same period, the number of students gaining entry to universities increased to 21,000 from 16,000.
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