Published: 15 November 2012

Polytechnic students numbered 139,900 in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 139,900 students attended polytechnic education leading to a degree in autumn 2012. The total number of students remained unchanged from the previous year. The number of new students was 38,300, which is 1,4 per cent less 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 7,800 in 2012, which is 500 students more than in 2011.

New students and students in polytechnics by region in 2012

Region New students, total New students, men New students, women Students, total Students, men Students, women
Whole country 38 300 16 657 21 643 139 876 64 605 75 271
Continental Finland 38 134 16 557 21 577 139 278 64 208 75 070
Uusimaa 10 755 4 571 6 184 38 637 17 110 21 527
Varsinais-Suomi 2 956 1 304 1 652 11 290 5 156 6 134
Satakunta 1 721 742 979 6 177 2 841 3 336
Kanta-Häme 1 521 714 807 6 137 2 928 3 209
Pirkanmaa 2 711 1 291 1 420 10 592 5 470 5 122
Päijät-Häme 1 613 589 1 024 5 727 2 282 3 445
Kymenlaakso 1 170 510 660 4 132 1 876 2 256
South Karelia 893 298 595 3 131 1 282 1 849
Etelä-Savo 1 366 541 825 4 880 2 043 2 837
Pohjois-Savo 1 734 702 1 032 6 571 2 909 3 662
North Karelia 1 076 488 588 4 074 1 989 2 085
Central Finland 2 024 890 1 134 7 324 3 497 3 827
South Ostrobothnia 1 422 630 792 4 948 2 354 2 594
Ostrobothnia 1 518 758 760 5 895 3 154 2 741
Central Ostrobothnia 528 251 277 1 917 891 1 026
North Ostrobothnia 2 615 1 152 1 463 9 410 4 398 5 012
Kainuu 633 314 319 2 141 1 056 1 085
Lapland 1 878 812 1 066 6 295 2 972 3 323
Åland 166 100 66 598 397 201
Åland 166 100 66 598 397 201

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 09 1734 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 15.11.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. Polytechnic education students 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/2012/01/akop_2012_01_2012-11-15_tie_001_en.html