Official Statistics of Finland

Upper secondary general school education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of upper secondary general school students 105,200
16 Jun 2020
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, a total of 105,200 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to a qualification in 2019. A total of 29,100 matriculation examinations were completed. The figure was almost 1,300 lower than one year before. Fifty-eight per cent of the students and passers of the matriculation examination were women.

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Description: The statistics on upper secondary general school education contain data on the educational institutions providing upper secondary general education: upper secondary general schools, basic and upper secondary general level schools and folk high schools. The preliminary statistics by educational institution for the current autumn describe the total number of students on 20 September in the educational institutions providing upper secondary general education. The statistics on upper secondary general school pupils contain individual-based data at the reference point of time of 20 September on the pupils attending the full upper secondary general school syllabus. The statistics on matriculation examinations contain data on pupils having matriculated in a certain year, and separate data on passers of the international matriculation examinations of IB, EB and Reifeprüfung. Data on the subject choices of upper secondary general school leavers are collected with a separate collection (see Subject choices of students).
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.7.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/index_en.html