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There are four universities in Konya, two being public and two private, namely Selçuk University, Necmettin Erbakan University, KTO Karatay University and Konya Food and Agriculture University. Konya Food and Agriculture University is going to receive its first students in 2016-2017 educational year.

Konya hosts 3 medical schools: Meram Medical School, a faculty of Necmettin Erbakan University, KTO Karatay Medical School and Selçuklu Medical School, a faculty of Selçuk University.

Konya is 5th in Turkey with 1.680 schools, with a rational ratio of 3,08% and 9th with 459.537 students with the ratio of 2,83%.

Being a prominent center for vocational and technical education, Konya hosts 193 schools and 86.361 students. Konya is 5th in Turkey in both these categories.

More schools are opening in Konya for forthcoming sectors. Shoemaking Vocational School for Girls in Aykent Shoemakers Industrial Site is a good example.

Being 8th in Turkey with 190.588 university graduates, Konya has an educated population. Konya also hosts 14.291 master’s degree holders (6th),  4.635 PhDs (4th) and over 100.000 university students (6th).

Konya hosts 4.799 academics with 675 of them being professors. Konya is 4th in Turkey in both of these categories.

Konya also hosts vocational schools of higher education providing qualified workforce to various sectors.

English medium schools are also present in Konya for the education of investors’ children.

Konya hosts 837 preschool education institutions.

Schooling rate for Konya is 43,73% for preschool and 95% for school-age. Schooling rate at the high school level is 81,72%

47 of the 1509 non-formal education centers in Turkey are in Konya.

Konya is below the national average of 13 regarding the number of students per teacher with 12 on high school levels. The number is 16 students per teacher at primary level.

Selçuk University, with over 70.000 students 23 faculties, 6 institutes, 34 research centres and a conservatory, is the biggest university in the city.

The other state university, Necmettin Erbakan University has 15 faculties and  4 institutes with over 30.000 students.

KTO Karatay University educates over 4.000 students in 6 faculties, 3 institutes and two research centres.