According to CCTV, the gross enrollment rate of Chinese higher education reached 22% in 2006, 1% higher than in the previous year.
China started to control excessive enrollment in 2006, and to invest its effort on improving the quality of higher education. In 2006, 7.24 million Chinese entered college.
By the end of 2006, there were 25 million college students in China, The number of postgraduate students broke 1,100,000 for the first time in 2006, a 12.88% growth from 2005.
(Chinanews.cn March 10, 2007)