Published: 3 April 2009

A total of 21,800 polytechnic degrees were attained in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 21,800 polytechnic degrees were attained in Finland in 2008. This is 4 per cent more than in the year before. The numbers of degrees were highest in the fields of welfare, health and physical exercise as well as in technology and transport. The proportion of women of polytechnic degrees was 64 per cent. Higher polytechnic degrees were obtained by 680 students, of whom 67 per cent were women.

Polytechnic degrees by region 2008

Region                        Degrees
Total     Males     Females 
Whole country 21,812 7,958 13,854
Continental Finland 21,775 7,938 13,837
Uusimaa 5,479 1,723 3,756
Itä-Uusimaa 233 48 185
Varsinais-Suomi 1,993 718 1,275
Satakunta 999 400 599
Kanta-Häme 792 288 504
Pirkanmaa 1,781 691 1,090
Päijät-Häme 967 357 610
Kymenlaakso 704 275 429
South Karelia 526 168 358
Etelä-Savo 832 266 566
Pohjois-Savo 1,187 444 743
North Karelia 633 238 395
Central Finland 1,134 462 672
South Ostrobothnia 755 271 484
Ostrobothnia 794 360 434
Central Ostrobothnia 256 108 148
North Ostrobothnia 1,422 601 821
Kainuu 332 138 194
Lapland 956 382 574
Åland 37 20 17
Åland 37 20 17

 

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Vesa Hämäläinen +358 9 1734 2594 koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 3.4.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/2008/akop_2008_2009-04-03_tie_001_en.html