More than half 18 to 20year-olds in Co Tipperary will go to college.


More than half of 18 to 20 year old in Co Tipperary will go to college, according to figures released by the Higher Education Authority. 

The Tipperary figure of 51% is also the national average.

However, a wide social divide has been noted in the figures, with nearly all school leavers in the affluent Dublin 6 postcode expected to go to college, while the figure for an area such as Dublin 17 is just 15%.

The counties where school leavers are the most likely to go on to college include Galway, Mayo and Leitrim at 60%.

Those with the least number of likely college-goers include Laois and Donegal at 41%.