Published: 14 November 2014

Polytechnics had 138,700 students

According to Statistics Finland, polytechnics had 138,700 students in 2014. New students numbered 38,600, which is over 1,000 more than in the year before. The number of students attending education leading to a polytechnic degree was 129,500, which was over 800 students fewer than in the previous year. The number of students attending education leading to a higher polytechnic degree was 9,200, over 600 students more than in the previous year.

New students and total number of students in polytechnics in 1995 to 2014

New students and total number of students in polytechnics in 1995 to 2014

Fifty-three per cent of the students attending education leading to a polytechnic degree and 64 per cent of the students attending education leading to a higher polytechnic degree were women.

There were most students in education leading to a polytechnic degree in the field of technology and transport, in all 30 per cent of all students, 85 per cent of whom were men. The second largest field was the female-dominated field of health, welfare and sports, which 28 per cent of polytechnic students attended. Twenty per cent of the students were studying in the third largest field of social sciences, business and administration.

Students in education leading to a polytechnic degree by field of education (Educational Administration’s classification) and gender in 2014

Students in education leading to a polytechnic degree by field of education (Educational Administration’s classification) and gender in 2014

At 33 per cent of all students, there were most students in education leading to a higher polytechnic degree in the field of health, welfare and sports. Altogether, 27 per cent of the students in education leading to a higher polytechnic degree were studying in the field of social sciences, business and administration and 24 per cent in the field of technology and transport .

The number of students was highest at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, 16,200, and the second highest at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, 10,200. The next most students were studying at Tampere and Turku Universities of Applied Sciences, over 9,000 in both. The smallest polytechnic was the Police College of Finland with 160 students.

More detailed time series data on polytechnic students and new students by education, region of location of education and polytechnic are available in the database table .


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anna Loukkola 029 551 3678, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 14.11.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. Polytechnic education degrees 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/2014/02/akop_2014_02_2014-11-14_tie_002_en.html