Official Statistics of Finland

Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Every tenth new tertiary level student has previously completed a tertiary degree
12 Feb 2015
According to Statistics Finlands education statistics, nearly 12 per cent of those having started studies for a lower university degree and good eight per cent of those having started polytechnic degree studies in 2013 had already completed a tertiary degree. In all, 47 per cent of new polytechnic degree students and 80 per cent of lower university degree students had completed only the matriculation examination.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 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: 10.10.2015].
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