Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http://www.stat.fi/til/khak/index_en.html
Main topic: Education
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes

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.

Data content

The statistics contain data on the transition of comprehensive school leavers and new passers of the matriculation examination to further education, as well as on applicants and entrants to education.

Classifications used

The data in the statistics are classified according to Statistics Finland’s, the Educational Administration’s and international classifications of fields and levels of education, classifications describing types of educational institutions and diverse regional and demographic classifications.

Data collection methods and data sources

The data are produced by combining individual-based total data files of Statistics Finland. The data on applicants derive from the National Board of Education’s applicant registers. The data on new entrants and students are based on information collected by Statistics Finland via providers of education from educational institutions or directly from educational institutions. The data on completers of comprehensive school education derive from the National Board of Education’s register of applications to vocational and upper secondary general education, and the data on attainers of qualifications and on previous education are based on Statistics Finland’s Register of Completed Education and Degrees.

Data collections

Updating frequency

The statistics are produced annually.

Time of completion or release

The data are released in January and in April.

Time series

The statistical data have been produced annually since the 1990. Data on applicants and admissions to university education are available starting from the beginning of the 1980s.

Keywords

education, educational institutions, further studies, joint application, students

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/khak/yht_en.html


Last updated 26.09.2016