Official Statistics of Finland

University of applied sciences education

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Education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree increased further
18 Apr 2018
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, around 129,000 students attended education leading to a university of applied sciences degree and good 12,000 students education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree. The number of university of applied sciences degrees completed was 23,500 and that of higher university of applied sciences degrees 2,800. The number of students attending education leading to a higher university of applied sciences degree grew by nearly 11 per cent and the number of degrees by around 10 per cent from the previous year. There were no great changes in the number of students and degrees in education leading to a university of applied sciences degree.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2018.

Description: The statistics on university of applied sciences education contain data on new students in education leading to a university of applied sciences degree, students of universities of applied sciences, and university of applied sciences degrees. The information is based on data collected from the national database of higher education institutions (VIRTA). The data on students describe the situation on 20th of September. New students refer to those who have reported themselves for the first time as present or absent for the degree in question at the university of applied sciences concerned. The data on degrees relate to the whole calendar year. 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.
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Change: Statistics renamed
14 Sep 2016
Polytechnic education Statistics will in future be published under the name University of applied sciences education.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University of applied sciences education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3196. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.8.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/akop/index_en.html