2022 HKCC Graduates' Articulation Rate Reaches 90.1%, with a Record High of 68.7% Admitted to Government-funded Programmes

According to the HKCC Graduate Survey 2022, a total of 2,611 graduates articulated to bachelor's degree programmes, representing a high articulation rate of 90.1%. Among those:

Regarding articulation opportunities provided by PolyU, among the 2,611 graduates who articulated into bachelor's degree programmes, 30.3% were admitted to PolyU, while 10.8% enrolled on self-financed top-up honours degree programmes offered by PolyU SPEED. (Click here to learn more about PolyU SPEED's Conditional Offer Scheme for HKCC graduates.)

Including self-financed programmes

HKCC 2003-2022 Graduate Articulation Overview

From the first cohort of graduates in 2003 to those in 2022, over 36,300 HKCC graduates have articulated into bachelor's degree studies. This represents a 20-year average articulation rate of 83.9%, which ranks among the highest in Hong Kong.

The pie chart below gives you an overall picture of the distribution of articulated graduates by number and university/ institution in 2022.

2022 HKCC Graduate Articulation Overview

Source: 2022 HKCC Graduate Survey (figures as at October 2022)

Number of graduates 3,410
Number of respondents 2,899
Response rate 85%
Number of articulated graduates 2,611
Overall Articulation rate 90.1%
  • Portion for gov't-funded programmes
  • Portion for degree programmes leading to awards of the 8 UGC-funded universities

* Including self-financed programmes

Understanding Articulation Rates for Associate Degree and Higher Diploma Programmes from a Well-rounded Perspective

When enrolling in an associate degree or a higher diploma programme, articulation rates are your primary concern as such figures directly tell you the ratio of graduates articulated to a bachelor's degree programme and indirectly reflect the teaching quality of an institution. However, local institutions do not have a set of unified criteria for calculating articulation rates, resulting in numerous ways of data interpretation which may confuse you. 

The following sections explain how to interpret the articulation data of graduates of self-financing tertiary education institutions from different perspectives in an objective manner so that you can understand how high your chances of further study are in the future and make an informed choice when applying for admission.

What should I be aware of when comparing articulation rates?

  • The overall articulation rate and the actual number of articulated graduates
  • The articulation rate for the UGC-funded programmes of the 8 UGC-funded universities
  • The articulation rate for the UGC-funded Senior Year Places of the 8 UGC-funded universities
  • The articulation rates for the 8 UGC-funded universities and other institutions
  • The articulation rates for local and overseas bachelor's degree programmes
  • Year-on-year articulation rate and average articulation rate over the years

Articulation rates Q & A

Q1: What should I pay attention to when comparing the articulation rates for sub-degree graduates from different self-financing tertiary education institutions?
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Q2: Where can I find out the articulation data of different institutions?
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