100% increase in third level graduates in Ireland since 1994
A record number of students are graduating from higher education here, according to figures released today by the Higher Education Authority.
Over 48,000 people graduated from third level in 2004, almost double the 1994 number.
Almost all of the graduates had secured jobs, with only 3% still seeking employment nine months after graduating.
Tom Boland, chief executive of the HEA, said the figures showed that the Irish economy had the need and the capacity to absorb more and more graduates.
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