Methodology of Felvi rankings 2009
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Application and admission data. The OFIK totalizes the data of applicants and admissions to Hungarian higher education institutions each year: the chosen institutions as indicated in the application forms, the chosen programs and the training type and schedule, the type of support, the personal data of applicants (age, citizenship, sex, permanent residence, year of taking the secondary school final examination, other higher education studies, language examination, type and specialisation of secondary school issuing the certificate, etc.). In preparing the relevant rankings, we always count the number of students applying to the given institution/program/field of study in the first place
|Data used||Description of data (year, academic year)|
|Applicants||Number of applicants to full time state financed places in Bachelor programs (BUFS) naming the institution in the first place (2008)|
|BUFS-admitted||Number of BUFS students admitted to the first place (2008)|
|Rate of applicants admitted||Proportion of BUFS students admitted to the first place to total number of BUFS applicants in the first place (2008)|
|Average scores of admitted students (admission score)||Arithmetic mean of the scores of admitted BUFS students applying in the first place (2008)|
|Regional position *||Distribution of admitted BUFS students applying in the first place by permanent residence, in three categories: 1. micro region of the given settlement, 2. own county and neighbouring counties, 3. rest of the country (2008)|
|Places achieved in the National Secondary School Competition (OKTV)||Outstanding achievements - granted extra admission scores - in the National Secondary School Competition among admitted BUFS students applying in the first place (2008)|
|Came from the best secondary school||Students obtaining their secondary school certificates in one of the 20 most successful secondary schools in admissions, admitted to BFS places named in the first place (2008)|
|Holds language certificate||Ratio of admitted BFS students applying in the first place to total number of BFS applicants applying in the first place (2008)|
*Regional position. The criterion by catchment area is a derived variable with three values. The first category comprises applicants from the settlement of the place of education (the given faculty of the educational institution) and the micro region where the settlement is situated.
The second category represents a wider catchment area of the higher education institution, including the county of the place of education and those of its immediate neighbours from which a significantly higher number of applicants arrived to the institution than from other counties. Thus there are generally three (less often two) such counties belonging to each place of education examined. In many cases the boundaries of the second category coincide with the actual boundaries of the region, but this is not always true, because if the place of education is near the border of the region, the second catchment area will be inter-regional. The third category comprises applicants who come from the rest of the country, that is, those who were not included in the first two.
Categories are slightly different for institutions in the capital city. In this case, the first category is Budapest, and the second is the rest of the Central Hungarian region, that is, Pest county. A special exception is the educational site of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) in Piliscsaba: for the faculties that belong here, we have included Budapest as well as the micro region of Pilisvörösvár in the first category. This was necessary because, on one hand, the proximity of the capital city is decisive, and, on the other hand, Piliscsaba and the micro region of Pilisvörösvár would have been disproportionately small taken in itself.
In the case of the educational institutions, we always considered the headquarters of the given faculty rather than the settlement of the official central headquarters of the university or college. In the case of the Kodolányi János College, our data were not suitable for distinguishing students applying to the educational sites of Budapest and Székesfehérvár, so the college is not represented in the figures for the Humanities, Economic Studies and Social Studies educational fields by regional catchment areas.
- 1. General principles of ranking
- 2. Data types
- 3. Application and admission data
- 4. Applicants to fee-paying programs
- 5. Data from Representative Questionnaire Studies
- 6. The questionnaire