Appendix table 1. Students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (National classification of education 2016) and gender in 2016

Level of education/Fields of education New students Total number of students Completed degrees, total
Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women %
Level of education, total Fields of education, total 25 614 14 136 55,2 154 736 82 405 53,3 31 881 18 020 56,5
Education 2 769 2 300 83,1 14 146 11 610 82,1 3 550 2 946 83,0
Arts and humanities 4 075 2 843 69,8 27 538 18 855 68,5 5 452 3 878 71,1
Social sciences, journalism and information 3 067 2 173 70,9 20 467 13 855 67,7 4 136 2 926 70,7
Business, administration and law 4 071 2 103 51,7 22 828 11 258 49,3 5 182 2 827 54,6
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 2 600 1 336 51,4 15 651 7 684 49,1 2 798 1 508 53,9
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 2 242 499 22,3 13 795 2 534 18,4 2 284 458 20,1
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 3 568 925 25,9 22 191 5 374 24,2 5 067 1 249 24,6
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 514 335 65,2 3 578 2 306 64,4 748 502 67,1
Health and welfare 2 203 1 491 67,7 12 564 8 330 66,3 2 163 1 584 73,2
Services 505 131 25,9 1 978 599 30,3 501 142 28,3
University Bachelor’s degree Fields of education, total 16 610 9 309 56,0 81 265 41 758 51,4 14 426 8 065 55,9
Education 2 174 1 818 83,6 8 972 7 307 81,4 1 843 1 550 84,1
Arts and humanities 2 950 2 056 69,7 14 838 10 082 67,9 2 585 1 821 70,4
Social sciences, journalism and information 1 966 1 435 73,0 10 397 6 913 66,5 1 893 1 311 69,3
Business, administration and law 2 722 1 293 47,5 13 073 5 870 44,9 2 428 1 258 51,8
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 1 971 1 012 51,3 9 814 4 638 47,3 1 247 645 51,7
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 1 279 249 19,5 7 543 1 191 15,8 1 014 187 18,4
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 2 182 545 25,0 11 230 2 298 20,5 2 300 547 23,8
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 359 240 66,9 1 828 1 125 61,5 331 219 66,2
Health and welfare 716 581 81,1 2 561 2 034 79,4 552 470 85,1
Services 291 80 27,5 1 009 300 29,7 233 57 24,5
Higher university degree (Master) Fields of education, total 7 301 3 900 53,4 54 446 30 487 56,0 15 425 8 901 57,7
Education 508 418 82,3 4 012 3 422 85,3 1 589 1 308 82,3
Arts and humanities 875 627 71,7 9 625 6 856 71,2 2 645 1 927 72,9
Social sciences, journalism and information 892 615 68,9 7 570 5 337 70,5 2 023 1 465 72,4
Business, administration and law 1 189 721 60,6 8 231 4 596 55,8 2 626 1 501 57,2
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 444 228 51,4 3 721 2 014 54,1 1 187 685 57,7
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 827 216 26,1 4 802 1 035 21,6 1 114 243 21,8
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 1 132 307 27,1 7 468 1 970 26,4 2 416 590 24,4
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 99 55 55,6 1 115 738 66,2 325 220 67,7
Health and welfare 1 131 664 58,7 7 091 4 271 60,2 1 249 885 70,9
Services 204 49 24,0 811 248 30,6 251 77 30,7
Professional specialisation in veterinary 1) Fields of education, total 21 19 90,5 155 147 94,8 18 16 88,9
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 21 19 90,5 155 147 94,8 18 16 88,9
Licentiate’s degree Fields of education, total 13 7 53,8 1 046 519 49,6 122 86 70,5
Education 0 0 - 40 29 72,5 6 6 100,0
Arts and humanities 3 2 66,7 61 26 42,6 11 3 27,3
Social sciences, journalism and information 0 0 - 304 262 86,2 65 55 84,6
Business, administration and law 7 2 28,6 102 55 53,9 7 6 85,7
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 3 3 100,0 50 23 46,0 16 9 56,3
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 0 0 - 123 18 14,6 7 1 14,3
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 0 0 - 344 88 25,6 6 3 50,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 - 2 0 0,0 2 1 50,0
Health and welfare 0 0 - 20 18 90,0 2 2 100,0
Doctoral degree Fields of education, total 1 669 901 54,0 17 824 9 494 53,3 1 890 952 50,4
Education 87 64 73,6 1 122 852 75,9 112 82 73,2
Arts and humanities 247 158 64,0 3 014 1 891 62,7 211 127 60,2
Social sciences, journalism and information 209 123 58,9 2 196 1 343 61,2 155 95 61,3
Business, administration and law 153 87 56,9 1 422 737 51,8 121 62 51,2
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 182 93 51,1 2 066 1 009 48,8 348 169 48,6
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 136 34 25,0 1 327 290 21,9 149 27 18,1
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 254 73 28,7 3 149 1 018 32,3 345 109 31,6
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 35 21 60,0 478 296 61,9 72 46 63,9
Health and welfare 356 246 69,1 2 892 2 007 69,4 360 227 63,1
Services 10 2 20,0 158 51 32,3 17 8 47,1
1) Starting from 2015, professional specialisation in medicine, except for veterinary science, is no longer included in education leading to a degree.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.5.2017

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