Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Education
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes
The statistics on polytechnic education contain data on new students in education leading to a polytechnic degree, students of polytechnics, and polytechnic degrees. The information is based on data collected by Statistics Finland from polytechnics. The data on students describe the situation on 20 September. New students refer to those who have reported themselves for the first time as present or absent for the degree in question at the polytechnic concerned. The data on degrees relate to the whole calendar year. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
The statistics contains information about students and degrees attained yearly in polytechnic education.
The statistical data contain Statistics Finland's, the Educational Administration's and international classifications of fields and levels of education, classifications describing types of educational institutions and various regional and demographic classifications.
Data on students and degrees are collected individual-based electronically from the polytechnics.
The statistics are produced yearly.
Data on students are complete in April of the year after the statistical year and data on degrees in May of the year after the statistical year.
Annual data on students have been produced since 1991. More detailed data on students are available starting from 1999 and on degrees from 1994.
education, degrees, higher education institutions, polytechnics, qualifications, students
Last updated 23.11.2011