Official Statistics of Finland

Progress of studies

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Foreign background especially affected completion of upper secondary level education
14 Mar 2018
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, students of Finnish background pass upper secondary general education and vocational education more quickly than those of foreign background. Eighty-one per cent of students of Finnish background completed upper secondary general education in 3.5 years, while the pass rate for students of foreign background was 66 per cent. Vocational education was completed in 3.5 years by 69 per cent of students of Finnish background and by 60 per cent of students of foreign background.

Next release:
14 Mar 2019

Description: These statistics describe how new entrants to post-comprehensive school education progress in their studies up to the attainment of a qualification or degree. The statistics contain data on started education, duration of education, change of education, and on what students have done if they have discontinued education. Data on the progress of university studies have been produced at intervals of a fixed number of years since the 1980s and the 1990s. Data on the progress of studies in upper secondary general, vocational and polytechnic, and university education are produced by monitoring the progress made by new students since the year 2000. 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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Keywords: degrees, discontinuation of studies, duration of studies, education, educational institutions, qualifications, students.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Progress of studies [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.2.2019].
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