Official Statistics of Finland

Students and qualifications of educational institutions

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Students in education leading to a qualification or degree number 1.29 million
28 Nov 2019
The total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.29 million in 2018. The number has remained unchanged compared to the previous year. The number of students grew in comprehensive school education, university of applied sciences education and university education. The number of students in upper secondary school education and vocational education decreased. These data derive from education statistics compiled by Statistics Finland.

Next release:
Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: 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.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications of educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7679. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 11.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opiskt/index_en.html