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Official Statistics of Finland

Entrance to education

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Entrance to further studies by new passers of the matriculation examination was easier in 2020 than in the year before
09 Dec 2021
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, entrance to further studies became easier for new passers of the matriculation examination in spring in 2020, when over 37 per cent continued their studies in the same year. Close on 13 per cent continued in university of applied sciences education, 23 per cent in university education and two per cent in vocational education. In all, 2.7 per cent of completers of comprehensive school, around 1,600 pupils, did not continue in education in 2020. Altogether 54 per cent continued in general upper secondary education, 39 per cent in vocational education, one per cent in additional education of basic education (10-grade) and four per cent in guidance or preparatory education.

Description: These statistics describe entrances and admissions to post-comprehensive school education leading to a qualification or degree, and placement in further education of comprehensive school leavers and passers of the matriculation examination immediately after completing the qualification. The statistics contain data on the numbers of applicants and entrants to education and on their previous education, as well as on students having applied simultaneously to different sectors of education. These data have been produced annually since the 1990s. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
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Keywords: education, educational institutions, further studies, joint application, students.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Entrance to education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4527. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.5.2024].
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