Published: 21 June 2007

A total of 19,400 university degrees were attained in 2006

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 19,400 university degrees were attained in Finland in 2006. This is 200 more than in the year before. Of the total number, 3,800 were lower and 13,100 higher university level degrees. Completed degrees at the doctorate level numbered 1,400. Women completed 62 per cent of all university degrees.

Examined by field of education, the largest numbers of degrees were attained in humanitities and in technology. Women completed 80 per cent of all degrees in humanities whereas men attained 77 per cent of all degrees in science and technology.

Foreign students completed 640 degrees, of which 26 per cent were at the doctorate level. Foreign students attained the largest numbers of degrees in science and technology, and in natural sciences. Women attained 36 per cent of all degrees completed by foreign students.

University degrees by region of studying 2006

Region of studying Total Men Women
Uusimaa 6,775 2,958 3,817
Varsinais-Suomi 2,349 739 1,610
Satakunta 259 96 163
Kanta-Häme 120 24 96
Pirkanmaa 2,352 1,002 1,350
Päijät-Häme 11 3 8
Kymenlaakso 39 10 29
South Karelia 539 335 204
Etelä-Savo 297 60 237
Pohjois-Savo 816 242 574
North Karelia 978 329 649
Central Finland 1,931 599 1,332
Ostrobothnia 729 229 500
North Ostrobothnia 1,555 675 880
Kainuu 133 17 116
Lapland 527 129 398
Total 19,410 7,447 11,963

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Vesa Hämäläinen +358 9 1734 2594 koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 21.6.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University degrees 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 11.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2006/02/yop_2006_02_2007-06-21_tie_002_en.html