Published: 16 June 2008

Students in upper secondary general school education numbered 115,250 in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 115,250 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to qualification in 2007. The number of students continued to decrease and was nearly 2 per cent lower than one year before.

Fifty-seven per cent of the students in upper secondary general school education leading to a qualification were women. Upper secondary education was offered at 406 upper secondary schools and 43 other educational institutions.

Students in upper secondary general education by region in 2007

Region of studying Total Men Women
Whole country, total 1) 115,253 49,447 65,806
Continental Finland 114,779 49,232 65,547
Uusimaa 34,688 15,566 19,122
Itä-Uusimaa 1,663 784 879
Varsinais-Suomi 8,995 3,786 5,209
Satakunta 4,668 1,945 2,723
Kanta-Häme 3,093 1,335 1,758
Pirkanmaa 10,045 4,081 5,964
Päijät-Häme 4,085 1,725 2,360
Kymenlaakso 3,226 1,371 1,855
South Karelia 2,344 1,007 1,337
Etelä-Savo 3,472 1,399 2,073
Pohjois-Savo 5,551 2,177 3,374
North Karelia 3,285 1,408 1,877
Central Finland 5,289 2,369 2,920
South Ostrobothnia 3,925 1,647 2,278
Ostrobothnia 3,610 1,456 2,154
Central Ostrobothnia 1,630 643 987
North Ostrobothnia 8,781 3,811 4,970
Kainuu 1,976 868 1,108
Lapland 4,453 1,854 2,599
Åland 431 192 239
Åland 431 192 239
1) Includes the Aurinkoranta upper secondary general school located abroad, which had 43 students.

A total of 33,066 students passed the matriculation examination in 2007. Their number was roughly one per cent up from the year before. In addition, the International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 335 students in 15 upper secondary schools, the Reifeprüfung by 34 students in the Helsingin saksalainen koulu (the German School of Helsinki) and the gymnasieexamen by 73 students in the Ålands lyceum.

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Anna Loukkola +358 9 1734 3678, koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma


Last updated 16.6.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.12.2019].
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