Official Statistics of Finland

Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Only one-third of new passers of the matriculation examination immediately started further studies, nearly all completers of comprehensive school continued studies
13 Dec 2017
According to Statistics Finlands education statistics, immediate entrance into further studies for new passers of the matriculation examination was more difficult in 2016 than before, as under one third immediately continued studies leading to a qualification or degree. In ten years, the share of those left outside further studies among new passers of the matriculation examination has grown from 57 to 71 per cent. Seventy-five per cent of passers of the matriculation examination applied for further studies. Nearly all who completed comprehensive school in 2016 immediately continued to further studies, only 2.5 per cent were left outside education.

Next release:
13 Dec 2018

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.
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Keywords: education, educational institutions, further studies, joint application, students.
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Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Entrance to education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4527. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khak/index_en.html

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