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Published: 8 May 2014

Current expenditure on regular education system increased in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, current expenditure on the regular education system increased by 1.8 per cent in 2012 compared with the previous year. Current expenditure on the regular education system totalled EUR 12.1 billion in 2012. Expenditure on comprehensive school education constitutes the biggest proportion of the current expenditure on the regular education system. Expenditure on comprehensive school education was EUR 4.4 billion in 2012. The next biggest proportions were university education and research, on which EUR 2.3 billion was expended, and vocational education on which EUR 1.7 billion was spent.

Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 2012

Type of expenditure EUR million %
Pre-primary education 1) 342 2,8
Comprehensive school education 4 363 35,9
Upper secondary general education 727 6,0
Vocational education 1 736 14,3
Apprenticeship training 171 1,4
Polytechnic education 928 7,6
University education and research 2) 2 340 19,3
Other education 478 3,9
Administration 227 1,9
Financial aid for students 837 6,9
Total 12 149 100,0
1) Pre-primary education for 6-year-old children (pre-school education) in day-care centres and comprehensive schools.
2) Includes universities' external financing for research.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 09 1734 2594, Mika Tuononen 09 1734 3504, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 8.5.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational finances [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0963. 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.3.2024].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kotal/2012/kotal_2012_2014-05-08_tie_001_en.html