Published: 12 June 2012

Number of students in upper secondary general school continued to decrease

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 109,000 students attended upper secondary general school education leading to qualification in 2011. The number of students continued to decrease and was 2.5 per cent lower than the year before. Fifty-seven per cent of the students in upper secondary general school education leading to a qualification were women. Upper secondary education was offered at 388 upper secondary schools and 45 other educational institutions.

Students in upper secondary general education by region in 2011

Region of studying            Total               Men          Women
Whole country, total 1) 109 046 47 345 61 701
Continental Finland 108 524 47 144 61 380
  Uusimaa 36 602 16 697 19 905
  Varsinais-Suomi 8 811 3 724 5 087
  Satakunta 4 091 1 723 2 368
  Kanta-Häme 3 073 1 343 1 730
  Pirkanmaa 9 608 4 033 5 575
  Päijät-Häme 3 791 1 631 2 160
  Kymenlaakso 3 046 1 312 1 734
  South Karelia 2 143 923 1 220
  Etelä-Savo 3 242 1 282 1 960
  Pohjois-Savo 4 671 1 880 2 791
  North Karelia 2 888 1 248 1 640
  Central Finland 4 852 2 124 2 728
  South Ostrobothnia 3 551 1 474 2 077
  Ostrobothnia 3 361 1 467 1 894
  Central Ostrobothnia 1 378 547 831
  North Ostrobothnia 8 170 3 505 4 665
  Kainuu 1 666 779 887
  Lapland 3 580 1 452 2 128
Åland 464 183 281
  Åland 464 183 281
1) Includes the Finnish school of Costa del Sol located in Spain, which had 58 students of upper secondary general education.

A total of 32,400 students passed the matriculation examination in 2011. Their number was 0.3 per cent higher than the year before. In addition, the International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 362 students in 15 upper secondary schools, the Reifeprüfung examination by 31 students in the Helsingin saksalainen koulu (the German School of Helsinki) and the gymnasieexamen examination by one student in the Ålands lyceum.


Source: Education, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pirkko Kumpulainen 09 1734 3580, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 12.6.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2011/lop_2011_2012-06-12_tie_001_en.html