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Number of university students grew in 2021

release | Students and qualifications 2021

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 159,500 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2021. The number of students increased by 1.9 per cent from the previous year. The number of new students was 32,600, which is 6.8 per cent higher than in the previous year. A total of 31,300 degrees were completed in 2021. The number of bachelor’s degrees completed was 13,600 and that of master’s degrees 16,000. Completed degrees at the doctorate level numbered 1600.

Key points

  • Altogether 159,500 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2021.
  • The number of students increased by 1.9 per cent from the previous year.
  • New students numbered 32,600.
  • A total of 31,000 degrees were completed.

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12.05.2022

University students by field of education

12.05.2022

Number of university students by university

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Classifications used:
  • Gender
  • Field of education
  • University
  • Level of education
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Gender
  • Education
  • University
  • Level of education
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • University
  • Level of education
  • Gender
  • Field of education
Updated:

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