Published: 16 June 2011

A total of 29,100 university degrees were attained in 2010

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 29,100 university degrees were attained in Finland in 2010. Of the degrees attained in 2010, 12,400 were lower university degrees and 14,400 higher university degrees. Completed degrees at the doctorate level numbered 1,500. Foreign citizens attained 1,200 degrees. Women completed 58 per cent of all university degrees.

Completed university degrees by region 2010 1)

Region Total Men Women
Total 29 118 12 374 16 744
Uusimaa 10 176 4 620 5 556
Varsinais-Suomi 3 248 1 112 2 136
Satakunta 450 177 273
Kanta-Häme 112 27 85
Pirkanmaa 3 986 2 067 1 919
Päijät-Häme 29 10 19
South Karelia 1 243 839 404
Etelä-Savo 250 56 194
Pohjois-Savo 1 033 283 750
North Karelia 1 320 522 798
Central Finland 2 538 808 1 730
South Ostrobothnia 1 1 -
Ostrobothnia 1 086 397 689
Central Ostrobothnia 84 11 73
North Ostrobothnia 2 560 1 201 1 359
Kainuu 154 39 115
Lapland 848 204 644
1) From 2010 onwards, the data on numbers of university degrees also include the National Defence University.

The number of degrees increased by 22 per cent from the previous year. The large variation in the number of degrees between 2008 and 2010 is explained by the university degree revision. The transition period for the degree revision ended in summer 2008, apart from the fields of technology and medicine, where it ended in summer 2010.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 16.6.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University students 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2010/02/yop_2010_02_2011-06-16_tie_001_en.html