Official Statistics of Finland

Polytechnic education

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Polytechnics had 138,700 students
14 Nov 2014
According to Statistics Finland, polytechnics had 138,700 students in 2014. New students numbered 38,600, which is over 1,000 more than in the year before. The number of students attending education leading to a polytechnic degree was 129,500, which was over 800 students fewer than in the previous year. The number of students attending education leading to a higher polytechnic degree was 9,200, over 600 students more than in the previous year.

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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: 28.11.2014].
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