Official Statistics of Finland

Discontinuation of education

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Discontinuation of education increased in university education
19 Mar 2015
In all, 5.6 per cent of students attending education leading to a qualification or degree discontinued their studies and did not resume them in any education leading to a qualification or degree during the 2012/2013 academic year. In upper secondary general education, the discontinuation percentage was 3.4, in vocational education aimed at young people it was 8.5, in polytechnic education 8.3, and in university education 6.9 per cent. Discontinuation decreased from the previous year in all educational sectors except university education, where it increased. These data derive from Statistics Finlands Education Statistics.

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Description: Statistics Finland has been compiling statistics on discontinuation of post-comprehensive school education from individual-based data on students and qualifications since the academic year of 2000-2001. The data on discontinuation are obtained by examining the situation of students having studied in September xxxx in September xxxx+1. If a person has not continued to study or has not qualified during the year in question, he or she is defined as having dropped out of education.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Discontinuation of education [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9302. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.11.2015].
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