Published: 29 January 2013

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree number 1.23 million

The total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.23 million in 2012. Preliminary data on 2012 indicate that the number of students decreased by one percentage point in comparison with the previous year unchanged in comparison with the previous year. The number of students decreased in upper secondary general school and vocational education, but increased in comprehensive school, polytechnic and university education. These data derive from the education statistics compiled by Statistics Finland.

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2004–2012 (2012 preliminary data)

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2004–2012 (2012 preliminary data)

In 2011 the number of new students totalled 271,000 and that of attainers of qualifications or degrees 218,000. A total of 52 per cent of new students and 54 per cent of attainers of qualifications or degrees were women.

These statistics apply harmonised concepts and classifications to draw an overall picture of education leading to a qualification or degree. The statistics contain data on all the sectors of education. Data on the subject matter are published on Statistics Finland’s website in statistics on pre-primary and comprehensive school education, upper secondary general education, vocational education, polytechnic education, university education and adult education of educational institutions.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riikka Rautanen 09 1734 2375, Irma Suovirta 09 1734 3280, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 29.1.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications [e-publication].
ISSN=2737-0410. 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.8.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opiskt/2012/opiskt_2012_2013-01-29_tie_001_en.html