Published: 19 June 2012

A total of 28,500 university degrees were attained in 2011

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 28,500 university degrees were attained in Finland in 2011.This is 2 per cent less than in the year before. Of the degrees attained in 2011, 13,400 were lower university degrees and 12,700 higher university degrees. Completed degrees at the doctorate level numbered 1,650. Foreign citizens attained 1,400 degrees. Women completed 60 per cent of all university degrees.

Completed university degrees by region 2011

Region Total Men Women
Whole country 28 482 11 484 16 998
Continental Finland 28 480 11 484 16 996
Uusimaa 9 669 4 241 5 428
Varsinais-Suomi 3 474 1 235 2 239
Satakunta 400 146 254
Kanta-Häme 108 27 81
Pirkanmaa 3 415 1 542 1 873
Päijät-Häme 29 7 22
South Karelia 974 657 317
Etelä-Savo 260 45 215
Pohjois-Savo 1 202 364 838
North Karelia 1 354 496 858
Central Finland 2 603 862 1 741
South Ostrobothnia 1 - 1
Ostrobothnia 1 194 431 763
Central Ostrobothnia 82 10 72
North Ostrobothnia 2 565 1 097 1 468
Kainuu 164 53 111
Lapland 986 271 715
Åland 2 - 2
Åland 2 - 2

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 09 1734 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 19.6.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University students 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.9.2014].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/yop/2011/02/yop_2011_02_2012-06-19_tie_001_en.html.

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