2. Comprehensive school drop-outs in academic years 1999/2000–2008/2009

Academic year    Those having dropped out completely from compulsory education during the academic year 1) Those past the age of compulsory education, left school without a leaving certificate 2) Number of 9th graders in spring term
Receivers of a school leaving report Left without a school leaving report Total In comparison with the number of 9th graders at the end of spring term
1999/2000 90 69 124 193 0,29 66 821
2000/2001 69 79 131 210 0,33 64 512
2001/2002 63 82 109 191 0,31 62 095
2002/2003 79 63 98 161 0,26 61 419
2003/2004 67 94 84 178 0,28 64 456
2004/2005 70 94 124 218 0,34 64 350
2005/2006 60 86 92 178 0,27 66 473
2006/2007 55 79 73 152 0,23 66 230
2007/2008 47 56 59 115 0,17 67 388
2008/2009 39 69 81 150 0,23 65 687
1) Such persons of compulsory education age who did not take part at all in comprehensive school education during the academic year are regarded as having dropped out completely from compulsory education. There are those in each grade of school.
2) Those having left comprehensive school without a leaving certificate are those past the age of compulsory education who did not complete the whole comprehensive school syllabus during their compulsory education. Part of them received a school leaving report and part did not.

Source: Education 2008. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riikka Rautanen (09) 1734 2375, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 12.3.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Discontinuation of education [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9302. 2008, 2. Comprehensive school drop-outs in academic years 1999/2000–2008/2009 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.12.2019].
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