In higher education institutions of Opole region, 17.9 thousand students studied in the 2021/22 academic year, i.e. by 0.5 thousand fewer in relation to the previous year, and by 20.4 thousand compared to the 2010/11 academic year. 4.6 thousand students obtained a diploma certifying the completion of higher education in the 2020/21 academic year, i.e. more by 0.2 thousand than a year earlier, and fewer by 6.1 thousand than in the 2009/10 academic year.