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Official Statistics of Finland

Students and qualifications

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Comprehensive schools had 562,400 pupils in 2021
31 Mar 2022
According to Statistics Finlands education statistics, comprehensive schools had 562,400 pupils in 2021. The number of pupils in comprehensive schools fell by 0.7 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils were girls and 51 per cent were boys. A total of 366,900 pupils attended grades 1 to 6 of comprehensive schools and 185,300 pupils grades 7 to 9. The number of pupils in pre-primary education was 58,600, of whom 9,700 were in pre-primary education in schools and 48,900 in day care. A total of 1,000 pupils attended additional education (grade 10), of whom 400 in comprehensive schools.

Description: The statistics describe pupils and students in pre-primary and basic education and post-comprehensive education leading to a qualification, as well as completers of qualifications or degrees.
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Change: Education statistics will be combined
23 Mar 2021
Statistics Finland will combine statistics according to sector of education.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications [e-publication].
ISSN=2737-0410. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.4.2024].
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