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Appendix table 3. Discontinuation in sector of education by age group (age 31 Dec 2019) 2018/2019, % 1)

Age group Upper secondary
general education
(aimed at young people)
Vocational education (initial
vocational qualifications)
University of applied
sciences education
(university of applied
sciences degrees)
University education
(Bachelor's and Master's
degrees)
Students
20 Sept. 2018
Discontinued
completely
education
according to
sector of
education, %
Students
20 Sept. 2018
Discontinued
completely
education
according to
sector of
education, %
Students
20 Sept. 2018
Discontinued
completely
education
according to
sector of
education, %
Students
20 Sept. 2018
Discontinued
completely
education
according to
sector of
education, %
Total 96 853 3,0 140 019 9,4 127 419 7,5 134 293 5,8
–15 ... ... - - - - - -
16 234 5,1 ... ... - - - -
17 29 972 3,1 19 911 2,6 ... ... - -
18 30 378 2,1 23 724 3,4 ... ... ... ...
19 29 430 2,2 24 192 6,1 252 3,2 91 4,4
20–24 6 815 10,3 29 592 15,0 49 049 4,8 46 553 2,3
25–29 ... ... 12 936 15,4 38 963 8,2 46 693 4,6
30–39 ... ... 16 340 13,2 26 488 9,8 25 273 10,8
40–49 - - 8 688 12,4 9 341 10,4 10 174 11,0
50– - - 4 614 15,9 3 309 12,1 5 505 12,4
1) ... confidential. Discontinuation data are not reported for groups of under 45 students due to the effect of random variation.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 12.3.2021

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