In general- and new secondary schools (Hauptschulen and Neue Mittelschulen)
the number of students decreased to 207 898, which is the lowest figure
in more than 50 years. Meanwhile secondary academic schools (AHS-Unterstufe)
reached their highest number of attendances (119 591) ever.
A total of 143 544 pupils were enrolled in secondary technical and vocational colleges (BHS), that is
a decrease of 1.0% compared to ten years ago (144 987). 63 152 students
attended crafts, technical and arts colleges, which was a slight decrease
after its highest level in the 2015/16 school year. There was also a
decrease in the number of attendances in colleges of business administration
(37 083 pupils in 2017/18; -15.5% compared to 2007/2008) and in colleges
of management and the service industries (26 496; -6.1%). Whereas the
number of students in colleges of agriculture and forestry (3 910; +7.4%)
The number of students enrolled in second-stage secondary academic schools (AHS-Oberstufe), including
work-related types of school, increased by 5.0% over the last ten years
and reached a number of 92 193.
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