Published: 11 June 2010

Number of students in upper secondary general school continued to decrease

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 112,100 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to qualification in 2009. The number of students continued to decrease and was nearly two per cent lower than the 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 398 upper secondary schools and 43 other educational institutions.

Students in upper secondary general education by region in 2009

Region of studying Total Men Women
Whole country, total 1) 112 088 48 149 63 939
Continental Finland 111 621 47 965 63 656
Uusimaa 35 019 15 668 19 351
Itä-Uusimaa 1 636 743 893
Varsinais-Suomi 8 813 3 673 5 140
Satakunta 4 206 1 729 2 477
Kanta-Häme 3 032 1 326 1 706
Pirkanmaa 10 360 4 398 5 962
Päijät-Häme 3 881 1 650 2 231
Kymenlaakso 3 029 1 250 1 779
South Karelia 2 288 979 1 309
Etelä-Savo 3 368 1 346 2 022
Pohjois-Savo 5 018 1 984 3 034
North Karelia 3 036 1 342 1 694
Central Finland 5 068 2 196 2 872
South Ostrobothnia 3 722 1 636 2 086
Ostrobothnia 3 424 1 405 2 019
Central Ostrobothnia 1 427 564 863
North Ostrobothnia 8 613 3 672 4 941
Kainuu 1 831 855 976
Lapland 3 850 1 549 2 301
Åland 411 159 252
Åland 411 159 252
1) Includes the Aurinkoranta upper secondary general school located abroad, which had 56 students.

A total of 32,643 students passed the matriculation examination in 2009. Their number was 0.2 per cent up from the year before. In addition, the International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 342 students in 15 upper secondary schools, the Reifeprüfung by 39 students in the Helsingin saksalainen koulu (the German School of Helsinki) and the gymnasieexamen by 10 students in the Ålands lyceum.


Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pirkko Kumpulainen (09) 1734 3580, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 11.06.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 6.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2009/lop_2009_2010-06-11_tie_001_en.html