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Population by level of education, 2018

  Total % Females %
Population aged 15 or over 4 622 706 100 2 358 607 100
Population with educational qualification, total 3 334 648 72,1 1 726 666 73,2
Upper secondary education 1 863 943 40,3 885 689 37,6
Post-secondary non-tertiary education 38 429 0,8 17 929 0,8
Lowest level tertiary education 436 426 9,4 268 435 11,4
Lower tertiary level 518 969 11,2 292 374 12,4
Higher tertiary level 431 146 9,3 241 915 10,3
Doctorate level 45 735 1,0 20 324 0,9
Only basic education 1 288 058 27,9 631 941 26,8

Source: Statistics Finland, Educational structure of population

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Updated: 3.1.2020

Students and qualifications attained, 2018

Sector of education Students 1) Qualifications attained
Basic comprehensive school education, compulsory education school 560 503 56 701
Basic education of adults 5 013 997
Upper secondary general school education 103 440 30 873
Vocational education 322 296 79 588
University of applied sciences education 142 022 27 965
University education 153 429 30 773
Total 1 286 703 226 897

1) Students in education leading to qualifications. The data for vocational education relate
   to a calendar year. The data for other educational sectors describe the situation on 20
   September.

Source: Statistics Finland, Students and qualifications of educational institutions

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Updated: 3.1.2020

Employment of graduates one year after graduation, 2017

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Source: Statistics Finland, Transition from school to further education and work

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Updated: 25.1.2019

 

Main topic: Education

Last updated 7 Jan 2020