Published: 10 June 2015

Number of students in upper secondary general education decreased slightly

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 103,900 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to a qualification in 2014. The number of students decreased by two per cent from the previous year. Fifty-seven per cent of the students in upper secondary general school education were women.

Students in upper secondary general education in 2001 to 2014

Students in upper secondary general education in 2001 to 2014

Of the students in upper secondary general school education in 2014, 102,200 studied the full upper secondary general school syllabus and 1,700 studied for an international matriculation examination. Upper secondary education was offered at 408 upper secondary schools and six folk high schools. The number of upper secondary schools was seven lower than in the year before. 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 in 1992 to 2014

Matriculation examinations in 1992 to 2014

A total of 31,600 students passed the matriculation examination in 2014. This was 0.2 per cent lower than one year earlier. Of the matriculation examinations, 31,500 were passed in upper secondary schools and 100 in folk high schools. Fifty-seven per cent of the students that passed the matriculation examination were women. In addition, the International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 402 students in 16 upper secondary schools, the European Baccalaureate examination by 13 students at the European School of Helsinki and the Reifeprüfung by 29 students in the Helsingin saksalainen koulu (the German School of Helsinki).


Source: Education, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pirkko Kumpulainen 029 551 3580, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 10.6.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2014/lop_2014_2015-06-10_tie_001_en.html