Official Statistics of Finland

Progress of studies

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Completion of university of applied sciences education faster than before, large differences between sexes
12 Mar 2021
According to Statistics Finlands education statistics, completion of university of applied sciences education and university education accelerated. In turn, the completion of vocational education and upper secondary general school education slowed down. In all, 57 per cent of those having started studies completed a university of applied sciences degree in four-and-a-half years in 2019, while in the previous statistical year 53 per cent completed a university of applied sciences degree within the target period.

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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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Progress of studies [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.10.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opku/index_en.html