Published: 29 November 2017

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree number 1.28 million

The total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.28 million in 2016. The number is 0.4 per cent higher than in 2015. The number of students grew in comprehensive school education, vocational education and university of applied sciences education. The number of students in upper secondary general school education and university education decreased. These data derive from education statistics compiled by Statistics Finland.

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2006–2016

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2006–2016

In 2016, the number of new students totalled 286,700 and that of attainers of qualifications or degrees 221,900. A total of 52 per cent of new students and 54 per cent of attainers of qualifications or degrees were women. Women were in the majority in all other educational sectors except in lower secondary level. There were particularly many women among those with qualifications attained in university of applied sciences education.

The statistics on students and qualifications of educational institutions apply harmonised concepts and classifications to draw an overall picture of education leading to a qualification or degree. The statistics contain data on all the sectors of education. Data on the subject matter are also published in the database tables of these statistics, and on the web pages of the statistics on pre-primary and comprehensive school education, upper secondary general education, vocational education, university of applied sciences education, university education, and adult education of educational institutions.


Source: Education, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Heli Hiltunen 029 551 3314, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Tables

Tables in databases

Students and qualifications of educational institutions

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Updated 29.11.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications of educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7679. 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opiskt/2016/opiskt_2016_2017-11-29_tie_001_en.html

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