Just under 3,000 have applied to go to third level this year.
There's a slight decrease in the number of students receiving offers from the CAO in the midlands today.
Just under 3,000 have applied to go to third level from the region.
2,959 prospective third level students applied to the CAO in 2021 across Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.
That's down from 3,051 last year, a decline of 3% overall.
Westmeath has the highest number of applicants, followed by Laois, while Offaly has the fewest.
Around 55,220 first round offers have been made this afternoon with Arts the most popular Level Eight course followed by Health, Engineering, Social Sciences and Information and Communication Technologies.
Around 2,300 people have applied to train as teachers, while 444 have been offered medicine.
Business is the most popular level seven course this year, just under 8,000 offers have been made in that sphere.