Established in 1994, Høgskolen i Telemark (English: Telemark University College) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Porsgrunn (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Telemark. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Bø, Notodden, Rauland, Drammen. Officially accredited/recognized by the Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge (English: Ministry of Education, Norway), Høgskolen i Telemark (HiT) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Høgskolen i Telemark (HiT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 22 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Norwegian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HiT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.