Official Statistics of Finland

Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Immediate continuation of studies still difficult for new passers of the matriculation examination
22 Mar 2016
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, the number of new passers of the matriculation examination was around 32,100 in 2014. Seventy-eight per cent of them applied immediately to further studies, but only every third continued their studies in the following autumn. The share of those left outside further studies has grown over several years.

Next release:
28 Sep 2016

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: 26.9.2016].
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