Published: 14 November 2008

Polytechnic students numbered 132,500 in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 132,500 students attended polytechnic education leading to a degree in autumn 2008. This was 800 students less than in 2007. The number of new students was 37,000, which is one per cent more than one year previously. The numbers of students were highest in the fields of technology, transport and welfare, health and physical exercise.

The number of students attending education leading to a higher polytechnic degree was 4,500 in 2008, which is 1,100 students more than in 2007.

Examined by the number of students, the biggest polytechnics were the Metropolia Polytechnic, the Haaga-Helia Polytechnic and the Turku Polytechnic. The proportion of women of polytechnic students was 55 per cent.

New students and students in polytechnics by region in 2008

Region                                  New students Students
       Total        Women        Total        Women
Whole country 36,999 20,954 132,501 72,560
Continental Finland    36,904 20,925 132,118 72,432
Uusimaa 9,613 5,709 34,296 19,719
Itä-Uusimaa 427 306 1,457 1,068
Varsinais-Suomi 3,022 1,742 10,651 5,930
Satakunta 1,483 878 5,830 3,296
Kanta-Häme 1,546 911 5,488 3,076
Pirkanmaa 2,850 1,487 10,352 5,097
Päijät-Häme 1,475 902 5,318 3,145
Kymenlaakso 1,097 637 4,282 2,270
South Karelia 785 463 2,897 1,592
Etelä-Savo 1,495 934 4,929 2,877
Pohjois-Savo 1,887 1,050 6,578 3,581
North Karelia 1,147 629 3,939 2,090
Central Finland 1,839 978 6,777 3,543
South Ostrobothnia 1,339 788 4,718 2,547
Ostrobothnia 1,488 744 5,551 2,691
Central Ostrobothnia 491 250 1,814 943
North Ostrobothnia 2,541 1,298 9,098 4,551
Kainuu 570 284 2,009 1,090
Lapland 1,809 935 6,134 3,326
Åland 95 29 383 128
Åland 95 29 383 128

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 14.11.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/2008/akop_2008_2008-11-14_tie_001_en.html