Published: 20 April 2011

University students numbered 169,400 in 2010

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 169,400 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2010. This is 0,5 per cent more than in the year before. In 2010 the highest numbers of students were studying in the fields of science and technology, natural sciences and humanities. The proportion of women of all students attending education leading to a degree was 54 per cent and their proportion of new students was 55 per cent.

New students and total number of students in universities by region in 2010 1)

Region New students, total New students, men New students, women Students, total Students, men Students, women
Whole country 20 168 8 997 11 171 169 404 77 935 91 469
Continental Finland 20 168 8 997 11 171 169 397 77 935 91 462
Uusimaa 6 205 2 930 3 275 59 070 28 167 30 903
Varsinais-Suomi 2 445 993 1 452 21 913 9 071 12 842
Satakunta 346 84 262 1 848 604 1 244
Kanta-Häme 76 26 50 531 167 364
Pirkanmaa 2 509 1 326 1 183 24 855 13 078 11 777
Päijät-Häme 48 18 30 269 83 186
Kymenlaakso - - - 4 4 -
South Karelia 796 519 277 5 306 3 746 1 560
Etelä-Savo 224 44 180 981 202 779
Pohjois-Savo 815 284 531 6 187 2 170 4 017
North Karelia 1 107 429 678 7 560 3 092 4 468
Central Finland 1 901 748 1 153 13 471 5 222 8 249
South Ostrobothnia - - - 54 54 -
Ostrobothnia 1 177 491 686 6 895 2 894 4 001
Central Ostrobothnia 71 14 57 197 62 135
North Ostrobothnia 1 758 887 871 14 840 7 675 7 165
Kainuu 69 17 52 574 191 383
Lapland 621 187 434 4 842 1 453 3 389
Åland - - - 7 - 7
Åland - - - 7 - 7
1) From 2010 onwards, the data on numbers of university students also include the National Defence University. See Appendix Table 1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

Tables

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Updated 20.4.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): University education [e-publication].
ISSN=2324-0148. University degrees 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 11.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/yop/2010/01/yop_2010_01_2011-04-20_tie_001_en.html