Published: 8 May 2013

Current expenditure on regular education system increased in 2011

According to Statistics Finland, current expenditure on the regular education system increased by 3.5 per cent in 2011 compared with the previous year. Current expenditure on the regular education system totalled EUR 11.9 billion in 2011. Expenditure on comprehensive school education constitutes the biggest proportion of the current expenditure on the regular education system. Expenditure on comprehensive school education was EUR 4.2 billion in 2011. The next biggest proportions were university education and research, on which EUR 2.3 billion was expended, and vocational education on which EUR 1.7 billion was spent.

Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 2011

Type of expenditure EUR million %
Pre-primary education 1) 323 2,7
Comprehensive school education 4 231 35,5
Upper secondary general education 713 6,0
Vocational education 1 695 14,2
Apprenticeship training 170 1,4
Polytechnic education 921 7,7
University education and research 2) 2 330 19,5
Other education 462 3,9
Administration 238 2,0
Financial aid for students 847 7,1
Total 11 930 100,0
1) Pre-primary education for 6-year-old children (pre-school education) in day-care centres and comprehensive schools.
2) Includes universities' external financing for research.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 09 1734 2594, Mika Tuononen 09 1734 3504, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational finances [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0963. 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kotal/2011/kotal_2011_2013-05-08_tie_001_en.html