30% hike in non-school leavers seeking college place

“The unemployment crisis has prompted a 30% rise in college applications from mature students and other non-Leaving Certificate students. The number of overall entrants through the Central Applications Office (CAO) seeking third level places by the February 1 deadline was up 6% on the same time last year …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 31 March]

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