Published: 17 April 2008

University students numbered 176,300 in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 176,300 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2007. This was 250 students less than in 2006. In 2007 the highest numbers of students were studying in the fields of science and technology, natural sciences and humanities. The proportion of women of all students attending education leading to a degree was 54 per cent and their proportion of new students was 57 per cent.

Of all students, 33 per cent were studying for a lower tertiary degree and 53 for a higher tertiary degree. A total of 14 per cent of all students were studying at the doctorate level of attending specialist training of doctors.

In 2007 the number of foreign students attending university education leading to a degree was 5,900, which is 500 more than in 2006. Women made up 42 per cent of all foreign students.

New students and total number of students in universities by region in 2007

Region New students Students
Total Men Women Total Men Women
Uusimaa 6,115 2,725 3,390 62,047 29,652 32,395
Varsinais-Suomi 2,279 870 1,409 22,317 8,960 13,357
Satakunta 418 186 232 2,277 1,088 1,189
Kanta-Häme 65 13 52 678 180 498
Pirkanmaa 2,475 1,222 1,253 26,085 13,983 12,102
Päijät-Häme 30 7 23 230 44 186
Kymenlaakso 53 13 40 441 101 340
South Karelia 793 541 252 5,793 4,089 1,704
Etelä-Savo 217 52 165 1,322 268 1,054
Pohjois-Savo 847 279 568 6,269 2,156 4,113
North Karelia 1,040 413 627 7,315 2,969 4,346
Central Finland 1,961 706 1,255 13,748 5,059 8,689
South Ostrobothnia - - - 9 7 2
Ostrobothnia 976 400 576 7,238 3,029 4,209
North Ostrobothnia 1,612 726 886 15,143 7,863 7,280
Kainuu 99 28 71 646 184 462
Lapland 668 196 472 4,746 1,391 3,355
Total 19,648 8,377 11,271 176,304 81,023 95,281

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland.

Inquiries: Mr Vesa Hämäläinen +358 9 1734 2594 koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 17.4.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University students 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2007/01/yop_2007_01_2008-04-17_tie_001_en.html