Official Statistics of Finland

Polytechnic education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
The number of higher polytechnic degrees continued growing
16 Apr 2015
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, 25,000 degrees were completed at polytechnics in 2014, which was close on one per cent more than in the previous year. A total of 22,900 polytechnic degrees were completed, 18,700 in youth education and 4,200 in adult education. Altogether 2,100 higher polytechnic degrees were attained, which was almost nine per cent more than in the year before.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2015.

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: 27.4.2015].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/akop/index_en.html

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