Single-sex schools outperform mixed learning environments in terms of how many pupils they send to third level.
Figures compiled and analysed by the Sunday Independent over the past 10 years show students from single-sex schools are more likely to secure a place in college after sitting the Leaving Cert.
The data shows all-boys schools are outperforming all-girls schools in securing college places.
However, girls who have attended a single-sex school are more likely to go on to university than a boy who has attended an all-boys school.
More than 44pc of students to have attended an all-girls' school between 2009 and last year went on to secure a place at an Irish university.
This figure is 2pc lower when it comes to an all-boys school.