Official Statistics of Finland

Discontinuation of education

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Latest release:
Discontinuation of education decreased further
14 Mar 2018
In the academic year 2015/2016, discontinuation of education decreased from the previous year in upper secondary general school education, vocational education, university of applied sciences education and university education. In all, 5.0 per cent of students discontinued their studies and did not resume them in any education leading to a qualification or degree. Discontinuation of education decreased for the fourth year in a row. These data derive from Statistics Finlands Education Statistics.

Next release:
14 Mar 2019

Description: Statistics Finland has been compiling statistics on discontinuation of post-comprehensive school education from individual-based data on students and qualifications since the academic year of 2000-2001. The data on discontinuation are obtained by examining the situation of students having studied in September xxxx in September xxxx+1. If a person has not continued to study or has not qualified during the year in question, he or she is defined as having dropped out of education.
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Keywords: discontinuation of studies, education, educational institutions, school drop-outs, students.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Discontinuation of education [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9302. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.2.2019].
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