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The educational, science & technology and cultural undertakings achieved a rapid development. In 2015, the secondary vocational education enrollment had 19,600 new entrants, 51,800 full-time students and 16,800 graduates. Senior secondary schools had 27,800 new entrants, 82,800 full-time students and 27,500 graduates. Students enrolled in junior secondary schools totaled 53,300, including 162,400 full-time students and 53,400 graduates. The city had a primary education enrollment of 65,300 students, including 342,100 full-time students and 52,600 graduates. There were 330 students enrolled in special education schools, with 1,040 full-time students and 62 graduates. Kindergartens accommodated 167,700 children.

There are a total of six colleges and polytechnic schools and several medical schools, among which the major national level educational institution is Hunan Institute of Science and Technology.

Other colleges include:
Hunan Polytechnic
Radio and TV University Yueyang
National Institute of Occupational Hunan
Hunan Petrochemical Vocational and Technical College
Yueyang Vocational and Technical College

The No.1 Middle School of the City of Yueyang (key provincial)
The No. 2 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The No. 3 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The No. 4 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The High School of Yueyang City
The No. 6 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The No. 7 Middle School of the City of Yueyang (Music School of the City of Yueyang)
The No. 8 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The No. 9 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The No. 10 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
The No. 11 Middle School of the City of Yueyang (secondary school Yueyang Financial, in 1990 Technical School)
The No. 12 Middle School of the City of Yueyang
Changlian Middle School (key provincial)
The Yuehua Middle School (key provincial)
Middle School of the City of Miluo (key provincial)
The No.1 Middle School of Huarong (key provincial)

Secondary Vocational Schools
Yueyang City Ahafo language
Zhongshan Yueyang City School Finance
Pok Man Foreign Languages School
Huarong County Vocational Schools
Yueyang County Vocational Schools
Great Wall vocational schools

Primary Schools
Yueyang Tower Primary
Nanhu Primary
Dongfanghong Primary
Chaoyang Primary 

By the end of 2015, there was one engineering research center at state level, 12 at provincial level and 58 at city level. One project was honored the National Science and Technology Progress Award and one project won the State Technological Invention Award. A total of 40 scientific achievements were registered. The number of invention patent applications reached 1,824 and authorized patents rose by 348 to 2,172. A total of 45 technology contracts were signed, representing 19.8 million yuan in value. 

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By the end of 2015, there were nine laboratories for product inspection with a new one added, including one national inspection center. There were 7 agencies for legal metrology verification institution and one special equipment verification institution. The testing qualified rate for industrial products was 96.7% with 5 copies of production license for industrial products and 1,019 copies of production license for food. The number of meter regulators for compulsory verification totaled 123,000 sets in the whole year. Yueyang has involved in the formulation or revision of 2 national standards and established 2 local standards. 45 geodetic coordinates, 1,687 aerial photos and 296 copies of basic geographic information data were collected for economic and social development. 

By the end of 2015, there were 58 performing arts groups with 40 new ones, 11 mass art centers and culture centers, 11 public libraries, 12 museums and memorials, one radio station and one TV station. A total of 367,000 episodes of rural public movies were shown. The radio broadcasting and TV broadcasting coverage rates were 98.8% and 99.17% respectively. Subscribers to cable television programs numbered 616,000. All sorts of books were issued under different categories, with 3 types of newspaper and 2 types of periodicals. A total of 2,700 copies of periodicals and 82,000 copies of books were issued. By the end of the year, there were 20 archives in Yueyang. There were 7 state-level intangible cultural heritage items and 9 provincial-level intangible cultural heritage items.

There were altogether 7,314 sports grounds, including 21 stadiums and 3 of them were newly established. The city carried out 510 mass fitness programs with a regular participation of 1.87 million people. The number of administrative villages with newly-built farmer sports fitness projects was 1,462. The city witnessed three World Champions and an Asian Champion and three National Champions by the end of this year.

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