Official Statistics of Finland

Providers of education and educational institutions

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Number of educational institutions fell further, the number of joint schools continued growing
12 Feb 2019
According to Statistics Finlands register of providers of education and register of educational institutions, there were 715 active providers of education and 3,236 educational institutions in which around 1.84 million students pursued studies at the end of 2018. A total of 2,234 comprehensive schools were in operation, 20 per cent of which were joint schools comprising grades 1 to 9. The share of joint schools in comprehensive schools has risen by 10 percentage points in ten years.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: The statistics on providers of education and educational institutions describe the network of education providers and educational institutions that is administered by public authorities, changes that have taken place in it during the year, as well as contain address data for educational institutions and indicate school sizes by data on total number of students per school on 20 September.
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Keywords: apprenticeship training, comprehensive school, education, educational institutions, higher education institutions, polytechnics, providers of education, students, universities, upper secondary general school, vocational institutes.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Providers of education and educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
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