Official Statistics of Finland

Polytechnic education

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Numbers of polytechnic students and degrees are rising
19 Apr 2016
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, nearly 130,000 students attended education leading to a polytechnic degree and around 10,000 students education leading to a higher polytechnic degree in 2015. The number of polytechnic degrees completed was 23,800 and that of higher polytechnic degrees 2,400. The numbers of both students and degrees rose slightly from the year before.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2016.

Description: 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.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Polytechnic education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.8.2016].
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