Published: 12 June 2013

Number of students in upper secondary general education decreased further

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 107,400 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to qualification in 2012. The number of students decreased further and was 1.5 per cent lower than one year before. Fifty-seven per cent of the students in upper secondary general school education were women.

Students in upper secondary general education by gender 2001–2012

Students in upper secondary general education by gender 2001–2012

Of the students in upper secondary general school education in 2012, 105,800 studied the full upper secondary general school syllabus and 1,600 studied for an international matriculation examination. Upper secondary education was offered at 422 upper secondary schools and 6 folk high schools. Education in Swedish was offered in 37 upper secondary schools and six per cent of the students in upper secondary general school education studied at these schools.

Matriculation examinations 1990–2012

Matriculation examinations 1990–2012

A total of 31,600 students passed the matriculation examination in 2012. This was 2.5 per cent less than on the year earlier. Of the matriculation examinations, 31,500 were passed in upper secondary schools and 100 in folk high schools. Fifty-eight per cent of the students that passed the examinations were women.In addition, the International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 378 students in 16 upper secondary schools and the Reifeprüfung by 29 students in the Helsingin saksalainen koulu (the German School of Helsinki).


Source: Education, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 12.6.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2012/lop_2012_2013-06-12_tie_001_en.html