Official Statistics of Finland

University of applied sciences education

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Education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree increased further
17 Apr 2019
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, around 128,500 students attended education leading to a university of applied sciences degree and almost 13,500 students education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree in 2018. The number of students attending education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree continued its around 10 per cent annual growth and the number of degrees grew by nearly 14 per cent from the previous year. The number of students in education leading to a university of applied sciences degree remained more or less the same, but the number of degrees grew by over five per cent from the year before. In all, 24,800 university of applied sciences degrees were completed, which is over one thousand more than in the previous year.

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Description: The statistics on university of applied sciences education contain data on new students in education leading to a university of applied sciences degree, students of universities of applied sciences, and university of applied sciences degrees. The information is based on data collected from the national database of higher education institutions (VIRTA). The data on students describe the situation on 20th of 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 university of applied sciences 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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Change: Statistics renamed
14 Sep 2016
Polytechnic education Statistics will in future be published under the name University of applied sciences education.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/index_en.html