Published: 9 June 2011

Number of students in upper secondary general school decreased sligthly

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 111,800 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to qualification in 2010. This is 0.3 per cent less 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 395 upper secondary schools and 44 other educational institutions.

Students in upper secondary general education by region in 2010

Region of studying            Total               Men          Women
Whole country, total 1) 111 778 48 445 63 333
Continental Finland 111 280 48 239 63 041
  Uusimaa 35 245 15 989 19 256
  Itä-Uusimaa 1 676 785 891
  Varsinais-Suomi 8 772 3 661 5 111
  Satakunta 4 159 1 754 2 405
  Kanta-Häme 3 091 1 350 1 741
  Pirkanmaa 10 570 4 505 6 065
  Päijät-Häme 3 919 1 703 2 216
  Kymenlaakso 3 188 1 365 1 823
  South Karelia 2 184 931 1 253
  Etelä-Savo 3 281 1 284 1 997
  Pohjois-Savo 4 967 2 009 2 958
  North Karelia 3 009 1 322 1 687
  Central Finland 4 919 2 111 2 808
  South Ostrobothnia 3 643 1 548 2 095
  Ostrobothnia 3 417 1 457 1 960
  Central Ostrobothnia 1 388 577 811
  North Ostrobothnia 8 344 3 560 4 784
  Kainuu 1 725 802 923
  Lapland 3 783 1 526 2 257
Åland 434 177 257
  Åland 434 177 257
1) Includes the Aurinkoranta upper secondary general school located abroad, which had 64 students.

A total of 32,300 students passed the matriculation examination in 2010. Their number was 1.0 per cent lower than the year before. In addition, the International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 328 students in 15 upper secondary schools, the Reifeprüfung by 41 students in the Helsingin saksalainen koulu (the German School of Helsinki) and the gymnasieexamen by 4 students in the Ålands lyceum.


Source: Education, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 9.6.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2010/lop_2010_2011-06-09_tie_001_en.html