Published: 16 December 2015

Number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree unchanged

The total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.27 million in 2014. The number of students has remained nearly unchanged compared with the previous year. The number of students grew in comprehensive school and vocational education and decreased in upper secondary general education and in university education. In polytechnic education, the number of students remained on level with the previous year. These data derive from education statistics compiled by Statistics Finland.

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2004–2014

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2004–2014

In 2014, the number of new students totalled 281,400 and that of attainers of qualifications or degrees 218,800. A total of 52 per cent of new students and 54 per cent of attainers of qualifications or degrees were women.

The review (only in Finnish) published in connection with these statistics examines later qualifications by the year 2013 of those having attained a qualification in 1992, 1997 and 2002. Examined are those having passed the matriculation examination, an upper secondary vocational qualification, a polytechnic degree, a higher university degree or a doctorate level degree.

The statistics on students and qualifications of educational institutions apply harmonised concepts and classifications to draw an overall picture of education leading to a qualification or degree. The statistics contain data on all the sectors of education. Data on the subject matter are also published in the database tables of these statistics, and on the web pages of the statistics on pre-primary and comprehensive school education, upper secondary general education, vocational education, polytechnic education, university education, and adult education of educational institutions.


Source: Education, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Heli Hiltunen 029 551 3314, Timo Ruuskanen (Katsaus) 029 551 3620, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 16.12.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications of educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7679. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.2.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opiskt/2014/opiskt_2014_2015-12-16_tie_001_en.html