According to figures released by the Council for Higher Education, there were 12,300 chareidi students in Israel last year, comprising 4% of the student body in Israel. This was a 60% increase over 2013. 9% of those earning bachelor’s degrees are studying computer science and software engineering.
70% of chareidi students are females. In the general population, the proportion of men to women is reversed.
A quarter of chareidim who began learning for bachelor’s degree in 2015 dropped out, in contrast to only 8% of the general population.