Appendix table 1. Students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (National classification of education 2016) and gender in 2017

Level of education Field of education New students Students Completed degrees
Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women %
Level of education, total Fields of education, total 24 888 14 052 56,5 153 262 81 860 53,4 31 014 18 012 58,1
Education 2 816 2 299 81,6 14 427 11 779 81,6 3 707 3 116 84,1
Arts and humanities 3 701 2 593 70,1 26 618 18 248 68,6 4 973 3 578 71,9
Social sciences, journalism and information 3 097 2 250 72,7 20 014 13 640 68,2 4 215 2 983 70,8
Business, administration and law 4 043 2 119 52,4 22 947 11 340 49,4 5 453 2 920 53,5
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 2 472 1 329 53,8 15 111 7 501 49,6 2 765 1 474 53,3
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 1 981 458 23,1 13 734 2 527 18,4 1 881 405 21,5
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 3 582 980 27,4 22 103 5 441 24,6 4 355 1 173 26,9
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 534 348 65,2 3 579 2 337 65,3 743 503 67,7
Health and welfare 2 168 1 552 71,6 12 716 8 440 66,4 2 294 1 678 73,1
Services 494 124 25,1 2 013 607 30,2 628 182 29,0
University Bachelor’s degree Fields of education, total 16 419 9 301 56,6 78 257 40 137 51,3 14 044 8 382 59,7
Education 2 261 1 843 81,5 8 802 7 090 80,5 2 077 1 779 85,7
Arts and humanities 2 630 1 848 70,3 13 862 9 382 67,7 2 423 1 760 72,6
Social sciences, journalism and information 1 989 1 442 72,5 9 965 6 687 67,1 1 933 1 342 69,4
Business, administration and law 2 714 1 324 48,8 12 650 5 664 44,8 2 677 1 368 51,1
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 1 900 1 043 54,9 9 274 4 451 48,0 1 253 677 54,0
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 1 259 261 20,7 7 578 1 196 15,8 771 152 19,7
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 2 319 627 27,0 10 910 2 314 21,2 1 595 405 25,4
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 377 249 66,0 1 814 1 136 62,6 348 244 70,1
Health and welfare 691 585 84,7 2 415 1 934 80,1 702 584 83,2
Services 279 79 28,3 987 283 28,7 265 71 26,8
Higher university degree (Master) Fields of education, total 6 567 3 726 56,7 56 215 31 739 56,5 15 087 8 623 57,2
Education 432 369 85,4 4 473 3 818 85,4 1 556 1 284 82,5
Arts and humanities 745 543 72,9 9 709 6 981 71,9 2 325 1 679 72,2
Social sciences, journalism and information 864 671 77,7 7 649 5 433 71,0 2 064 1 501 72,7
Business, administration and law 1 156 707 61,2 8 813 4 902 55,6 2 639 1 475 55,9
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 348 198 56,9 3 785 2 088 55,2 1 203 632 52,5
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 612 176 28,8 4 773 1 031 21,6 977 223 22,8
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 1 001 261 26,1 7 741 2 038 26,3 2 428 667 27,5
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 96 51 53,1 1 142 760 66,5 314 204 65,0
Health and welfare 1 115 710 63,7 7 276 4 419 60,7 1 232 855 69,4
Services 198 40 20,2 854 269 31,5 349 103 29,5
Professional specialisation in veterinary 1) Fields of education, total 27 26 96,3 169 159 94,1 23 21 91,3
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 27 26 96,3 169 159 94,1 23 21 91,3
Licentiate’s degree Fields of education, total 18 9 50,0 919 440 47,9 107 77 72,0
Education 1 1 100,0 33 24 72,7 6 5 83,3
Arts and humanities 0 0 - 53 20 37,7 4 1 25,0
Social sciences, journalism and information 1 1 100,0 228 200 87,7 52 46 88,5
Business, administration and law 13 6 46,2 105 57 54,3 13 10 76,9
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 2 1 50,0 48 24 50,0 16 9 56,3
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 1 0 0,0 114 15 13,2 5 1 20,0
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 0 0 - 319 84 26,3 7 2 28,6
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 - 2 0 0,0 1 0 0,0
Health and welfare 0 0 - 17 16 94,1 3 3 100,0
Doctoral degree Fields of education, total 1 857 990 53,3 17 702 9 385 53,0 1 753 909 51,9
Education 122 86 70,5 1 119 847 75,7 68 48 70,6
Arts and humanities 326 202 62,0 2 994 1 865 62,3 221 138 62,4
Social sciences, journalism and information 243 136 56,0 2 172 1 320 60,8 166 94 56,6
Business, administration and law 160 82 51,3 1 379 717 52,0 124 67 54,0
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 222 87 39,2 2 004 938 46,8 293 156 53,2
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 109 21 19,3 1 269 285 22,5 128 29 22,7
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 262 92 35,1 3 133 1 005 32,1 325 99 30,5
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 34 22 64,7 452 282 62,4 57 34 59,6
Health and welfare 362 257 71,0 3 008 2 071 68,8 357 236 66,1
Services 17 5 29,4 172 55 32,0 14 8 57,1
1) Starting from 1st of February 2015, professional specialisation in medicine, except for veterinary science, is no longer included in education leading to a degree.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 8.5.2018

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