Official Statistics of Finland

Discontinuation of education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Altogether 5.9 per cent of students discontinued education
12 Mar 2021
In all, 5.9 per cent of students attending education leading to a qualification or degree discontinued their studies and did not resume them in any education leading to a qualification or degree in the 2018/2019 academic year. In upper secondary general education aimed at young people the discontinuation percentage was 3.0, in initial vocational education it was 9.4, in university of applied sciences education (university of applied sciences qualifications) 7.5 and in university education (lower and higher university degrees) 5.8 per cent. These data derive from Statistics Finlands Education Statistics.

Description: Statistics Finland has been compiling statistics on discontinuation of post-comprehensive school education from individual-based data on students and qualifications since the academic year of 2000-2001. The data on discontinuation are obtained by examining the situation of students having studied in September xxxx in September xxxx+1. If a person has not continued to study or has not qualified during the year in question, he or she is defined as having dropped out of education.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Discontinuation of education [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9302. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.4.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kkesk/index_en.html