The figure above shows the number of students in KZN higher education institutions, namely UKZN, DUT, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and University of Zululand (UniZulu), who enrolled and graduated in degrees related to Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in 2017.
According to the Department of Higher Education and Training, UKZN had the highest SET degrees enrolment (19 022) in 2017 while UniZulu had the lowest enrolment (3 727). UKZN achieved the highest number of graduates from SET courses in KZN with 3 683. In comparison with other major universities identified in this publication, UKZN performed better than both the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) in terms of enrolment. Whereas in terms of SET graduation, UKZN performed better than UCT only.