Published: 19 June 2008

A total of 22,300 university degrees were attained in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 22,300 university degrees were attained in Finland in 2007. This is 15 per cent more than in the year before. Of the total number, 5,900 were lower and 13,900 higher university level degrees. Completed degrees at the doctorate level numbered 1,500. Women completed 63 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 82 per cent of all degrees in humanities whereas men attained 75 per cent of all degrees in science and technology.

Foreign students completed 820 degrees, of which 23 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 43 per cent of all degrees completed by foreign students.

University degrees by region of studying 2007

Region of studying Total Men Women
Uusimaa 7,683 3,172 4,511
Varsinais-Suomi 2,746 887 1,859
Satakunta 293 92 201
Kanta-Häme 137 31 106
Pirkanmaa 2,525 1,116 1,409
Päijät-Häme 21 8 13
Kymenlaakso 63 13 50
South Karelia 640 402 238
Etelä-Savo 365 74 291
Pohjois-Savo 940 248 692
North Karelia 1,438 457 981
Central Finland 2,182 640 1,542
South Ostrobothnia 5 3 2
Ostrobothnia 843 265 578
North Ostrobothnia 1,735 690 1,045
Kainuu 106 22 84
Lapland 588 133 455
Total 22,310 8,253 14,057

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 19.6.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University degrees 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2007/02/yop_2007_02_2008-06-19_tie_002_en.html