AVAP has collaborated with the scientific direction of the Xarxa Vives d’Universitats in its study “Via Universitària”, the third of the network of academic institutions in Valencia, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Andorra.
The study reveals that the profile of students in on-site universities is still more traditional than in the previous report (2017-2019), while in virtual universities there is greater diversity with students from lower social and educational backgrounds, with family responsibilities and fewer women.
Furthermore, there is a consolidation of the access route through the Selectividad (84%) in the on-site universities. On the other hand, in virtual universities, other access routes have more weight.
For their part, the conclusions of the report show that class attendance is high, with 68% of students attending more than 75% of their academic timetable in person. As in 2018, there is a positive relationship between class attendance and the average grade point average (which is higher for women) of the students who attend.
In contrast, only a marginal number attend less than 25% of classes. Thus, the main reason for the percentage of student absenteeism is that students consider that they make better use of their time by working on their own account or because they do not agree with the way classes are taught, i.e. the same reasons that were presented in the findings of the study in 2018.
Finally, among the 20 universities that have participated, data from the five Valencian public universities (UV, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universitat Jaume I, Miguel Hernández University, University of Alicante) and the CEU Cardenal Herrera University are collected.