Published: 18 June 2010

A total of 23,800 university degrees were attained in 2009

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 23,800 university degrees were attained in Finland in 2009. The number of university degrees completed returned in 2009 close to the level of 2007. The number of degrees attained in 2008 was exceptionally high (38,200). The record growth in the number of degrees in 2008 was explained by the ending of the transition period connected to the university degree revision in most fields of education in summer 2008. Of the degrees attained in 2009, 10,800 were lower university degrees and 10,500 higher university degrees. Completed degrees at the doctorate level numbered 1,600. The number of degrees attained by foreign citizens was 1,100. Women completed 62 per cent of all university degrees.

Completed university degrees by region 2009

Region Total Men Women
Total 23 831 9 148 14 683
Uusimaa 8 009 3 352 4 657
Varsinais-Suomi 3 000 1 014 1 986
Satakunta 375 114 261
Kanta-Häme 104 13 91
Pirkanmaa 2 747 1 285 1 462
Päijät-Häme 18 2 16
Kymenlaakso 30 7 23
South Karelia 906 565 341
Etelä-Savo 270 70 200
Pohjois-Savo 1 088 268 820
North Karelia 1 073 374 699
Central Finland 2 297 655 1 642
South Ostrobothnia 2 1 1
Ostrobothnia 925 310 615
Central Ostrobothnia 69 10 59
North Ostrobothnia 2 042 866 1 176
Kainuu 158 31 127
Lapland 718 211 507

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen (09) 1734 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 18.06.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University degrees 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2009/02/yop_2009_02_2010-06-18_tie_001_en.html