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Appendix table 4. New students by education and prior highest qualification in 2013

Sector of education Total New students prior highest qualification
    Matriculation examination Matriculation examination and vocational qualification or tertiary degree Polytechnic degree or qualification University degree or qualification Comprehensive school or unknown degree or qualification
Total % Total % Total % Total % Total % Total %
Upper secondary general school education 35 353 100,0 - - 1 025 2,9 53 0,1 - - 34 275 97,0
Upper secondary vocational education 110 801 100,0 10 939 9,9 39 038 35,2 4 342 3,9 3 293 3,0 53 189 48,0
From which curriculum-based basic vocational education 48 599 100,0 5 191 10,7 5 312 10,9 276 0,6 199 0,4 37 621 77,4
From which preparatory initial vocational education for a skills examination 28 943 100,0 2 822 9,8 15 103 52,2 1 011 3,5 805 2,8 9 202 31,8
From which preparatory education for futher vocational qualifications 24 978 100,0 2 402 9,6 13 828 55,4 1 772 7,1 1 205 4,8 5 771 23,1
From which preparatory education for a specialist vocational qualification 8 281 100,0 524 6,3 4 795 57,9 1 283 15,5 1 084 13,1 595 7,2
Polytechnic degree 33 465 100,0 15 548 46,5 13 281 39,7 1 868 5,6 920 2,7 1 848 5,5
From which education for young people leading to a polytechnic degree 26 891 100,0 14 790 55,0 8 852 32,9 1 043 3,9 584 2,2 1 622 6,0
From which adult education leading to a polytechnic degree 6 574 100,0 758 11,5 4 429 67,4 825 12,5 336 5,1 226 3,4
Higher polytechnic degree (Master) 3 208 100,0 30 0,9 21 0,7 2 945 91,8 140 4,4 72 2,2
Lower university degree 17 187 100,0 13 691 79,7 1 340 7,8 901 5,2 1 104 6,4 151 0,9
Higher university degree 5 975 100,0 879 14,7 85 1,4 1 770 29,6 2 008 33,6 1 233 20,6
Total 205 989 100,0 41 087 19,9 54 790 26,6 11 879 5,8 7 465 3,6 90 768 44,1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anna Loukkola 029 551 3678, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 12.2.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Entrance to education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4527. 2013, Appendix table 4. New students by education and prior highest qualification in 2013 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2022].
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