Official Statistics of Finland

Polytechnic education

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Latest release:
Number of polytechnic degrees continued growing
09 Apr 2014
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, 24,800 degrees were completed at polytechnics in 2013, which was 3.8 per cent more than in the previous year. The number of polytechnic degrees has grown steadily over the past four years. The number of higher polytechnic degrees has grown most. In 2013, altogether 1,900 higher polytechnic degrees were completed of which over one-third in the fields of welfare, health and sport.

Next release:
14 Nov 2014

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: 22.10.2014].
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