Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 1995–2008

Type of expenditure Year Change
2007-2008
1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million EUR million %
Pre-primary education 1) .. 94 269 272 285 294 3,2
Comprehensive school education 2) 2 379 2 734 3 413 3 538 3 667 3 889 6,0
Upper secondary general education 2) 429 503 600 618 635 665 4,7
Vocational education 3) 1 161 925 1 183 1 264 1 318 1 436 9,0
Apprenticeship training 32 96 132 139 169 212 25,6
Polytechnic education 3) 145 525 704 762 784 834 6,3
University education and research 4) 945 1 364 1 671 1 736 1 806 1 925 6,6
Other education 5) 265 298 361 374 389 414 6,3
Administration 143 161 190 191 199 218 9,6
Financial aid for students 614 648 732 740 731 768 5,0
Total 6 113 7 348 9 253 9 634 9 985 10 655 6,7
Current expenditure as a percentage of GDP, % 6,4 5,6 5,9 5,8 5,6 5,8  
1) Free of charge pre-primary education for 6–year-old children (pre-school education) in day-care centres and comprehensive schools started in August 2000. Prior to August 2000 expenditure on pre-primary education in comprehensive schools is included in expenditure on comprehensive school education.
2) Calculatory employers' contribution fees for pension funds on municipal teaching personnel have been added to the figures in the years 1995–2000. In 2000–2008 also includes comprehensive school and upper secondary general education arranged in folk high schools.
3) Expenditure on vocational and polytechnic education does not include small outlays.
4) Includes universities' external financing for research. Includes rents of the State Real Estate Board for only part of the year 1995.
5) Not including education leading to a qualification or degree in folk high schools in 2000–2008.

Source: Education 2008. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mika Tuononen (09) 1734 3504, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 12.05.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational finances [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0963. 2008, Current expenditure on regular education system by type of expenditure 1995–2008 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.10.2019].
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