Official Statistics of Finland

Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Close on one-half of new students in vocational education directly from comprehensive school
29 Apr 2014
Of the applicants to upper secondary vocational education, 51 per cent were comprehensive school students, while their proportion of new students was 49 per cent in 2012. Of the new students in vocational education, 41 per cent had a previously attained vocational qualification or tertiary degree and ten per cent had completed only the matriculation examination. Good 97 per cent of the applicants and entrants to upper secondary general education had completed only comprehensive school. These data derive from Statistics Finlands education statistics.

Next release:
12 Feb 2015

Description: These statistics describe entrances and admissions to post-comprehensive school education leading to a qualification or degree, and placement in further education of comprehensive school leavers and passers of the matriculation examination immediately after completing the qualification. The statistics contain data on the numbers of applicants and entrants to education and on their previous education, as well as on students having applied simultaneously to different sectors of education. These data have been produced annually since the 1990s. 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): Entrance to education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4527. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.2.2015].
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