Published: 13 November 2009

Polytechnic students numbered 135,000 in 2009

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 135,000 students attended polytechnic education leading to a degree in autumn 2009. This was 2,500 students more than in 2008. The number of new students was 38,200, which is three 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 5,500 in 2009, which is 1,000 students more than in 2008.

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 54 per cent.

New students and students in polytechnics by region in 2009

Region                        New students Students
Total Women Total Women
Whole country 38,197 20,937 135,033 73,217
Continental Finland 38,036 20,867 134,537 73,033
Uusimaa 9,678 5,483 35,119 19,878
Itä-Uusimaa 389 278 1,423 1,031
Varsinais-Suomi 3,066 1,776 10,760 5,933
Satakunta 1,775 957 6,050 3,339
Kanta-Häme 1,671 884 5,816 3,192
Pirkanmaa 2,894 1,475 10,531 5,161
Päijät-Häme 1,544 926 5,330 3,123
Kymenlaakso 1,132 598 4,212 2,234
South Karelia 781 445 2,919 1,573
Etelä-Savo 1,710 1,039 5,255 3,060
Pohjois-Savo 1,979 1,020 6,756 3,627
North Karelia 1,199 645 4,090 2,176
Central Finland 1,818 976 6,774 3,533
South Ostrobothnia 1,287 722 4,730 2,554
Ostrobothnia 1,586 747 5,588 2,628
Central Ostrobothnia 525 285 1,771 935
North Ostrobothnia 2,564 1,338 9,093 4,582
Kainuu 612 298 2,062 1,092
Lapland 1,826 975 6,258 3,382
Åland 161 70 496 184
Åland 161 70 496 184

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 13.11.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/2009/akop_2009_2009-11-13_tie_001_en.html