Appendix table 2. Discontinuation in field of education (National Classification of Education 2016) by sector of education in the academic year 2016/2017, %

Sector of education/
field of education
(level 1)
Students
on
29 Sept 2016
Completed a quali-
fication in own field
Studied in own field Discon-
tinued in own field
Completed a qualifi-
cation in a different field
Studied in a different field Discon-
tinued education in the sector completely
Complet-
ed a qualifi-
cation in a different sector
Studied in a different sector Discon-
tinued education leading to a qualifi-
cation completely
  % % % % % % % % % %
Total 474 681 100.0 24.3 68.2 7.5 0.1 1.4 6.1 0.1 0.9 5.1
Upper sec-
ondary general edu-
cation
Total 96 224 100.0 31.2 65.7 3.1 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0 1.5 1.6
Generic programmes and qualifi-
cations
96 224 100.0 31.2 65.7 3.1 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0 1.5 1.6
Voca-
tional edu-
cation
Total 115 264 100.0 28.8 61.1 10.1 0.1 2.6 7.4 0.0 0.7 6.7
Arts and humanities 8 422 100.0 30.7 57.1 12.3 0.0 2.9 9.4 0.1 1.5 7.8
Business, adminis-
tration and law
14 563 100.0 30.6 60.7 8.7 0.1 2.5 6.1 0.0 0.8 5.3
Natural sciences, mathemat-
ics and statistics
326 100.0 33.7 51.2 15.0 0.0 2.5 12.6 0.3 1.8 10.4
Information and Communi-
cation Technolo-
gies (ICT)
7 054 100.0 25.6 62.0 12.4 0.1 3.2 9.0 0.0 0.7 8.2
Engineering, manu-
facturing and construction
37 038 100.0 28.2 62.6 9.2 0.0 1.9 7.3 0.0 0.4 6.8
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 5 250 100.0 30.3 59.4 10.3 0.0 3.0 7.2 0.0 0.7 6.5
Health and welfare 18 811 100.0 29.0 62.4 8.6 0.0 2.7 5.8 0.1 0.8 4.9
Services 23 800 100.0 28.5 59.7 11.8 0.1 3.3 8.4 0.0 0.7 7.7
Univer-
sity of applied sciences edu-
cation
Total 128 337 100.0 18.1 73.5 8.4 0.0 1.0 7.3 0.1 1.1 6.1
Education 1 381 100.0 17.1 77.5 5.4 0.1 0.6 4.8 0.3 1.1 3.4
Arts and humanities 7 435 100.0 18.9 72.9 8.2 0.0 0.5 7.7 0.1 1.3 6.2
Social sciences, journalism and information 453 100.0 18.1 68.7 13.2 0.4 2.0 10.8 0.0 1.3 9.5
Business, adminis-
tration and law
26 079 100.0 18.4 73.8 7.8 0.0 0.6 7.2 0.1 1.0 6.0
Natural sciences, mathemat-
ics and statistics
275 100.0 17.5 70.9 11.6 0.4 1.8 9.5 0.0 2.9 6.5
Information and Communi-
cation Technolo-
gies (ICT)
12 407 100.0 12.0 75.2 12.8 0.0 1.7 11.0 0.1 1.3 9.6
Engineering, manu-
facturing and construction
30 195 100.0 14.5 74.5 11.0 0.0 2.2 8.7 0.1 1.2 7.5
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 3 083 100.0 15.4 74.5 10.1 0.0 0.7 9.3 0.2 1.6 7.5
Health and welfare 37 971 100.0 22.6 72.3 5.1 0.0 0.2 4.8 0.1 0.8 3.9
Services 9 058 100.0 19.7 71.7 8.6 0.0 1.0 7.6 0.1 1.1 6.3
Univer-
sity edu-
cation
Total 134 856 100.0 21.3 71.0 7.8 0.1 1.7 5.9 0.1 0.7 5.2
Education 12 919 100.0 26.6 68.0 5.4 0.1 0.5 4.8 0.1 0.6 4.1
Arts and humanities 24 257 100.0 19.9 71.4 8.7 0.1 1.3 7.2 0.1 0.9 6.2
Social sciences, journalism and information 17 765 100.0 22.1 69.9 8.0 0.2 1.7 6.1 0.1 0.4 5.7
Business, adminis-
tration and law
21 245 100.0 24.7 69.5 5.8 0.1 1.6 4.1 0.0 0.2 3.9
Natural sciences, mathemat-
ics and statistics
13 468 100.0 17.8 69.9 12.2 0.3 3.9 8.1 0.1 1.6 6.4
Information and Communi-
cation Technolo-
gies (ICT)
12 236 100.0 14.5 74.0 11.5 0.2 2.0 9.3 0.1 0.9 8.3
Engineering, manu-
facturing and construction
18 623 100.0 21.6 70.7 7.7 0.1 2.1 5.5 0.1 0.6 4.8
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 2 915 100.0 20.9 73.1 6.0 0.3 1.2 4.5 0.0 0.5 3.9
Health and welfare 9 625 100.0 19.8 77.2 3.0 0.0 0.6 2.4 0.0 0.2 2.2
Services 1 803 100.0 28.4 67.9 3.7 0.1 0.6 3.1 0.1 0.3 2.7

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Updated 14.3.2019

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