Female students do better than male

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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