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Discontinuation of education

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on discontinuation of education describe discontinuation of post-comprehensive level education by sector of education and by educational institution, field of education and region. The data are produced by combining several register data and published once a year.

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In all, 6.8 per cent of students attending education leading to a qualification or a degree discontinued their studies and did not resume them in education leading to a qualification or degree in the academic year 2019/2020. Discontinuation of education in initial vocational education grew by 3.9 p…

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17.03.2022

Discontinuation of education leading to a qualification or degree in the sector of education and the field of education by gender

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MalesFemales
Generic programmes and qualifications3.93.3
Education6.24.9
Arts and humanities11.19.5
Social sciences, journalism and information10.56.9
Business, administration and law9.38.6
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics12.911.0
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)13.113.4
Engineering, manufacturing and construction11.513.0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary14.815.5
Health and welfare10.48.0
Services17.616.8
17.03.2022

Discontinuation of education leading to a qualification or degree in the sector of education by gender

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