Published: 12 May 2010

Current expenditure on regular education system increased in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, current expenditure on the regular education system increased by 6.7 per cent in 2008 compared with the previous year. Current expenditure on the regular education system totalled EUR 10.7 billion in 2008. Expenditure on comprehensive school education constitutes the biggest proportion of the current expenditure on the regular education system. Expenditure on comprehensive school education was EUR 3.9 billion in 2008. The next biggest proportions were university education and research, on which EUR 1.9 billion was expended, and vocational education on which EUR 1.4 billion was spent.

Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 2008

Type of expenditure EUR million %
Pre-primary education 1) 294 2,8
Comprehensive school education 3 889 36,5
Upper secondary general education 665 6,2
Vocational education 1 436 13,5
Apprenticeship training 212 2,0
Polytechnic education 834 7,8
University education and research 2) 1 925 18,1
Other education 414 3,9
Administration 218 2,0
Financial aid for students 768 7,2
Total 10 655 100,0
1) Pre-primary education for 6–year-old children (pre-school education) in day-care centres and comprehensive schools.
2) Includes universities' external financing for research.

Source: Education 2008. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mika Tuononen (09) 1734 3504, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational finances [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0963. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kotal/2008/kotal_2008_2010-05-12_tie_001_en.html