1. Students in education leading to a qualification or degree by sector of education 2008 and 2009

Sector of education 2008 2009 1) Change
2008-2008, %
Total 1 249 831 1 250 000 0
Basic comprehensive school education, compulsory education school 561 061 553 329 –1
Basic education of adults 2 463 2 326 –6
Upper-secondary general education 114 240 113 000 –1
Vocational education 275 498 280 000 2
Polytechnic education 132 501 135 033 2
University education 164 068 169 000 3
1) The data on upper secondary general education, vocational and university education are preliminary. From 2009 onwards, the students in the Finnish National Defence University have been included in the number of students in university education.

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riikka Rautanen (09) 1734 2375, Irma Suovirta (09) 1734 3280, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 26.1.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications of educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7679. 2009, 1. Students in education leading to a qualification or degree by sector of education 2008 and 2009 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.1.2020].
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