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Discontinuation of education
The statistics on discontinuation of education describe discontinuation of post-comprehensive level education by sector of education and by educational institution, field of education and region. The data are produced by combining several register data and published once a year.
In all, 6.8 per cent of students attending education leading to a qualification or a degree discontinued their studies and did not resume them in education leading to a qualification or degree in the academic year 2019/2020. Discontinuation of education in initial vocational education grew by 3.9 p…
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Discontinuation of education leading to a qualification or degree in the sector of education and the field of education by gender
|Generic programmes and qualifications||3.9||3.3|
|Arts and humanities||11.1||9.5|
|Social sciences, journalism and information||10.5||6.9|
|Business, administration and law||9.3||8.6|
|Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics||12.9||11.0|
|Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)||13.1||13.4|
|Engineering, manufacturing and construction||11.5||13.0|
|Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary||14.8||15.5|
|Health and welfare||10.4||8.0|
Discontinuation of education leading to a qualification or degree in the sector of education by gender
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