Статистический анализ системы высшего образования в Центральном федеральном округе.
The article presents the results of the study, which aims to evaluate the condition of higher education system in the Central Federal District (CFD) on the basis of statistical data from the project - Monitoring the efficiency of higher educational institutions in 2014. The higher educational institutions have been arranged into groups according to various criteria: status, organizational and legal form, specialization, number of students and departmental affiliation. The article analyzes the location of higher educational institutions within the district and the distribution of the reported number of students at institutions of various types and groups of specialties (majors).
According to the results of the research the majority of the state higher educational institutions in the CFD are located in major cities. Private universities and branches are mainly located in small and medium-sized cities. Approximately one third of higher educational institutions is affiliated with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and is attended by 59,1% of the students in the district. The proportion of non-state higher educational institutions is also considerable (43,2%); however they are attended only by 8,4% of students. Higher educational institutions affiliated with the sectoral ministries, generally offer specialties corresponding to the profile of the ministry. The most popular fields of study in the CFD are: «Economics and Management» and «Humanities»; almost half of the total number of reported students is enrolled in them.