It has been already known that the educational attainment level of the Hungarians in Slovakia is far below the Slovakian average, i.e. the average of the Slovak majority. This was characteristic in the whole period of the socialist regime too. The problem was not only felt by the Hungarians, the government also tried to change the situation, in higher education the national minority quota was applied for a long time. The situation has improved since then, the number of Hungarians holding a higher education degree has increased, but despite expanding opportunities, it has not been able to keep pace with higher education becoming massive in the 2000s. This study also confirms that the Hungarian districts still lag behind. It can be seen, however, that the 16 districts no longer constitute a homogeneous region. Of course, it is not surprising, since it is a long-stretching, large region that can geographically and ethnically be divided into several districts. From the Bratislava agglomeration districts, however, only the Senec district has managed to catch up as regards the examined indicators, the Dunajská Streda, Galanta and Šaľa districts have not. Taking into account past experiences, combatting the backlog and mitigating its effects in the southern region is a lengthy task and it can only be achieved with external help.