Published: 4 April 2008

Number of students in polytechnics increased slightly and the number of degrees was nearly unchanged from the year before

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 133,300 students attended polytechnic education leading to a degree in autumn 2007. This was 700 students more than in 2006. The number of new students was 36,600, which is one per cent more than one year previously. A total of 21,000 degrees were obtained at polytechnics in 2007.

The number of foreign students attending education leading to a degree was 5,400, which is 17 per cent more than one year previously. In 2007 the number of degrees obtained by foreign students increased by 11 per cent from the previous year and stood at slightly over 500.

The number of students attending education leading to a higher polytechnic degree was 3,400 in 2007, which is 1,300 students more than in 2006. Higher polytechnic degrees were obtained by 360 students, of whom 64 per cent were women.

New students, students and degrees in polytechnics by region in 2007

Region   New students     Students     Degrees
Continental Finland    36,495 132,876 20,927
Uusimaa 9,278 34,916 5,240
Itä-Uusimaa 400 1,442 234
Varsinais-Suomi 2,847 10,512 1,686
Satakunta 1,592 6,111 916
Kanta-Häme 1,520 5,340 810
Pirkanmaa 2,779 10,149 1,704
Päijät-Häme 1,404 5,387 931
Kymenlaakso 1,162 4,349 701
South Karelia 896 3,011 539
Etelä-Savo 1,412 4,811 910
Pohjois-Savo 1,925 6,706 1,069
North Karelia 1,128 4,017 694
Central Finland 1,738 6,703 1,176
South Ostrobothnia 1,422 4,662 748
Ostrobothnia 1,378 5,625 755
Central Ostrobothnia 507 1,780 280
North Ostrobothnia 2,637 9,133 1,298
Kainuu 644 2,082 326
Lapland 1,826 6,140 910
Åland 137 408 42
Åland 137 408 42
       
Total 36,632 133,284 20,969

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 4.4.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/2007/akop_2007_2008-04-04_tie_001_en.html