Official Statistics of Finland

Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Share of passers of the matriculation examination left outside further studies grew further
12 Dec 2019
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, 70 per cent of those who completed the matriculation examination in the spring semester in 2018 did not continue studies leading to a qualification or degree in the year of the matriculation examination. Ten per cent of them continued in university of applied sciences education and 18 per cent in university education. The share of those left outside further studies among new passers of the matriculation examination has grown for over 10 years. Eighty-two per cent of passers of the matriculation examination applied for further studies. Of completers of comprehensive school, 53 per cent immediately continued in upper secondary general education after comprehensive school and 41 per cent in vocational education.

Next release:
10 Dec 2020

Description: These statistics describe entrances and admissions to post-comprehensive school education leading to a qualification or degree, and placement in further education of comprehensive school leavers and passers of the matriculation examination immediately after completing the qualification. The statistics contain data on the numbers of applicants and entrants to education and on their previous education, as well as on students having applied simultaneously to different sectors of education. These data have been produced annually since the 1990s. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
Read full description >>>
Keywords: education, educational institutions, further studies, joint application, students.
Statistics by keywords >>>

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Entrance to education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4527. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khak/index_en.html