Current expenditure on regular education system increased in 2010

According to Statistics Finland, current expenditure on the regular education system increased by 4.0 per cent in 2010 compared with the previous year. Current expenditure on the regular education system totalled EUR 11.5 billion in 2010. 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 4.1 billion in 2010. The next biggest proportions were university education and research, on which EUR 2.2 billion was expended, and vocational education on which EUR 1.6 billion was spent.

Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 2010

Type of expenditure EUR million %
Pre-primary education 1) 312 2,7
Comprehensive school education 4 120 35,7
Upper secondary general education 695 6,0
Vocational education 1 614 14,0
Apprenticeship training 177 1,5
Polytechnic education 896 7,8
University education and research 2) 2 162 18,8
Other education 442 3,8
Administration 242 2,1
Financial aid for students 871 7,6
Total 11 532 100,0
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. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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