Appendix table 1. Students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (National classification of education 2016) and gender in 2018

Level of education Field of education New students Students Completed degrees
Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women % Total Of whom women %
Level of education, total Fields of education, total 26 247 14 954 57,0 153 429 82 483 53,8 30 773 17 911 58,2
Education 2 998 2 507 83,6 14 703 12 014 81,7 3 782 3 174 83,9
Arts and humanities 3 638 2 574 70,8 26 075 17 877 68,6 4 765 3 494 73,3
Social sciences, journalism and information 3 153 2 352 74,6 19 848 13 670 68,9 4 125 2 955 71,6
Business, administration and law 4 049 2 127 52,5 22 483 11 211 49,9 5 408 2 870 53,1
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 2 592 1 465 56,5 14 861 7 522 50,6 2 688 1 458 54,2
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 2 705 759 28,1 14 854 3 064 20,6 2 157 475 22,0
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 3 990 1 137 28,5 22 307 5 620 25,2 4 220 1 111 26,3
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 523 355 67,9 3 563 2 341 65,7 668 456 68,3
Health and welfare 2 100 1 556 74,1 12 716 8 556 67,3 2 411 1 755 72,8
Services 499 122 24,4 2 019 608 30,1 549 163 29,7
University Bachelor's degree Fields of education, total 17 108 10 014 58,5 76 957 39 849 51,8 13 607 7 926 58,2
Education 2 444 2 052 84,0 8 876 7 157 80,6 1 953 1 648 84,4
Arts and humanities 2 659 1 892 71,2 13 374 9 040 67,6 2 238 1 632 72,9
Social sciences, journalism and information 2 048 1 539 75,1 9 704 6 583 67,8 1 831 1 296 70,8
Business, administration and law 2 780 1 349 48,5 12 077 5 476 45,3 2 555 1 270 49,7
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 1 935 1 130 58,4 8 956 4 433 49,5 1 196 655 54,8
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 1 503 387 25,7 7 949 1 405 17,7 889 172 19,3
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 2 389 738 30,9 10 988 2 505 22,8 1 722 430 25,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 373 257 68,9 1 757 1 103 62,8 280 191 68,2
Health and welfare 695 593 85,3 2 281 1 851 81,1 698 581 83,2
Services 282 77 27,3 995 296 29,7 245 51 20,8
Higher university degree (Master) Fields of education, total 7 394 3 998 54,1 58 006 32 770 56,5 15 281 8 998 58,9
Education 445 380 85,4 4 704 4 020 85,5 1 753 1 465 83,6
Arts and humanities 749 539 72,0 9 723 6 992 71,9 2 339 1 741 74,4
Social sciences, journalism and information 892 675 75,7 7 832 5 645 72,1 2 087 1 521 72,9
Business, administration and law 1 103 688 62,4 8 929 4 949 55,4 2 744 1 546 56,3
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 440 244 55,5 3 886 2 157 55,5 1 197 665 55,6
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 1 029 321 31,2 5 516 1 341 24,3 1 123 265 23,6
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 1 332 313 23,5 7 984 2 047 25,6 2 136 567 26,5
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 108 65 60,2 1 193 800 67,1 317 218 68,8
Health and welfare 1 090 735 67,4 7 380 4 561 61,8 1 302 906 69,6
Services 206 38 18,4 859 258 30,0 283 104 36,7
Professional specialisation in veterinary 1) Fields of education, total 16 15 93,8 159 149 93,7 16 16 100,0
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 16 15 93,8 159 149 93,7 16 16 100,0
Licentiate's degree Fields of education, total 13 7 53,8 800 369 46,1 75 50 66,7
Education 0 0 - 24 17 70,8 1 0 0,0
Arts and humanities 1 0 0,0 50 17 34,0 8 4 50,0
Social sciences, journalism and information 0 0 - 181 155 85,6 39 31 79,5
Business, administration and law 8 5 62,5 95 55 57,9 10 5 50,0
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 2 2 100,0 44 21 47,7 7 5 71,4
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 0 0 - 104 12 11,5 1 1 100,0
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 1 0 0,0 285 78 27,4 8 3 37,5
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 0 0 - 2 0 0,0 0 0 -
Health and welfare 1 0 0,0 15 14 93,3 1 1 100,0
Doctoral degree Fields of education, total 1 716 920 53,6 17 507 9 346 53,4 1 794 921 51,3
Education 109 75 68,8 1 099 820 74,6 75 61 81,3
Arts and humanities 229 143 62,4 2 928 1 828 62,4 180 117 65,0
Social sciences, journalism and information 213 138 64,8 2 131 1 287 60,4 168 107 63,7
Business, administration and law 158 85 53,8 1 382 731 52,9 99 49 49,5
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 215 89 41,4 1 975 911 46,1 288 133 46,2
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 173 51 29,5 1 285 306 23,8 144 37 25,7
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 268 86 32,1 3 050 990 32,5 354 111 31,4
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 26 18 69,2 452 289 63,9 55 31 56,4
Health and welfare 314 228 72,6 3 040 2 130 70,1 410 267 65,1
Services 11 7 63,6 165 54 32,7 21 8 38,1
1) Starting from 1st of February 2015, professional specialisation in medicine, except for veterinary science, is no longer included in education leading to a degree

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