Education

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Population by level of education, 2018

  Total % Females %
Population aged 15 or over 4 635 685 100 2 363 639 100
Population with educational qualification, total 3 399 532 73,3 1 760 313 74,5
Upper secondary education 1 885 053 40,7 894 718 37,9
Post-secondary non-tertiary education 41 471 0,9 19 290 0,8
Lowest level tertiary education 431 981 9,3 266 122 11,3
Lower tertiary level 542 023 11,7 305 029 12,9
Higher tertiary level 450 497 9,7 253 547 10,7
Doctorate level 48 507 1,0 21 607 0,9
Only basic education 1 236 153 26,7 603 326 25,5

Source: Statistics Finland, Educational structure of population

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Corrected on 22 April 2020

Updated: 3.1.2020

Students and qualifications attained, 2018

Sector of education Students 1) Qualifications attained
Basic comprehensive school education, compulsory education school 560 503 56 701
Basic education of adults 5 013 997
Upper secondary general school education 103 440 30 873
Vocational education 322 296 79 588
University of applied sciences education 142 022 27 965
University education 153 429 30 773
Total 1 286 703 226 897

1) Students in education leading to qualifications. The data for vocational education relate
   to a calendar year. The data for other educational sectors describe the situation on 20
   September.

Source: Statistics Finland, Students and qualifications of educational institutions

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Updated: 3.1.2020

Employment of graduates one year after graduation, 2018

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Source: Statistics Finland, Transition from school to further education and work

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Updated: 20.3.2020

 

Main topic: Education

Last updated 22 Apr 2020