Published: 20 April 2010

University students numbered 168,500 in 2009

Corrected on 20 April 2010 at 10. The correction is indicated in red, was previously 78 284.

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 168,500 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2009. This is 2,7 per cent more than in the year before. In 2009 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 56 per cent.

New students and students in universities by region in 2009

Region New students, total New students, men New students, women Students, total Students, men Students, women
Whole country 20 169 8 963 11 206 168 475 78 292 90 183
Continental Finland 20 169 8 963 11 206 168 467 78 292 90 175
Uusimaa 6 197 2 943 3 254 58 196 28 121 30 075
Varsinais-Suomi 2 435 1 013 1 422 21 760 8 951 12 809
Satakunta 389 142 247 2 329 1 049 1 280
Kanta-Häme 73 24 49 505 142 363
Pirkanmaa 2 445 1 221 1 224 25 113 13 347 11 766
Päijät-Häme 23 7 16 236 54 182
South Karelia 880 600 280 5 706 4 042 1 664
Etelä-Savo 225 59 166 1 120 239 881
Pohjois-Savo 884 286 598 5 982 2 045 3 937
North Karelia 1 102 464 638 7 021 2 927 4 094
Central Finland 1 925 710 1 215 13 284 5 000 8 284
South Ostrobothnia - - - 47 45 2
Ostrobothnia 1 086 425 661 6 644 2 790 3 854
Central Ostrobothnia 52 18 34 164 55 109
North Ostrobothnia 1 676 850 826 15 082 7 892 7 190
Kainuu 127 50 77 635 220 415
Lapland 650 151 499 4 643 1 373 3 270
Åland - - - 8 - 8
Åland - - - 8 - 8

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen (09) 1734 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 20.04.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University students 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2009/01/yop_2009_01_2010-04-20_tie_001_en.html