Students and qualifications of educational institutions

Producer: Statistics Finland
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Main topic: Education
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


Statistics Finland compiles statistics on post-comprehensive school education leading to a qualification or degree, which draw an overall picture of the students and attained qualifications in education leading to a qualification or degree. All post-comprehensive educational sectors (upper secondary general, vocational, university of applied sciences, university) are covered by these statistics with harmonised concepts and classifications. The statistics contain data by variables like age, mobility, nationality and native language of students and attainers of a qualification or degree. The statistics are compiled from individual-based data with which other individual-based data can be combined. 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. These statistics are produced annually.

Data content

The statistics contain data on the students and attained qualifications in post-comprehensive school education leading to a qualification.

Classifications used

Education, students, qualifications, attainers of qualifications, age, mobility, nationality, native language.

Data collection methods and data sources

Statistics Finland collects individual-based student and qualification data on education leading to a qualification or degree through the organisers of the education. The data are collected electronically via the Internet.

Data collections

Updating frequency

The statistics are produced annually.

Time of completion or release

The data are ready in November, one year later.

Time series

Data on students have been produced diversely depending on the educational sector (see vocational education, university of applied sciences education, upper secondary general education, university education). Collections of individual-based student data and preliminary data covering all educational sectors were started in 1999. Data on educational qualifications are available from the Register of Educational Qualifications and Degrees starting from 1971.


citizenship, degrees, education, educational institutions, foreigners, foreign citizens, graduates, qualifications, students

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Last updated 19.04.2018