The Higher Education Authority today published a study on the rates of completion of 34,059 students who entered Irish Universities, Institutes and Colleges full time at undergraduate level in the 2007/8 academic year.
These students were tracked over the following ten years and the report finds that overall, 76% of them graduated within that period.
At Level 8 Honours Degree Level, more than four in every five students completed with completion rates of 94% in the Colleges (Colleges of Education and NCAD), 83% in the Universities and 74% in the Institutes of Technology.
At 62%, the levels of completion at level 6 and 7 programmes is lower, but that still means that more than three in five at this level complete their course.
Students on education and teaching courses are most likely to complete.