Published: 20 January 2015

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree number 1.27 million

According to Statistics Finland, the total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.27 million in 2013. Of them, 542,900 were studying the comprehensive school curriculum. In post-basic level education the highest number of students was found in vocational education, 314,000 students. There were 105,900 students in upper secondary general education. There were 138,900 students in polytechnic education and 167,200 students in university education.

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2004–2013

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree 2004–2013

In 2013 the number of new students totalled 273,500 and that of attainers of qualifications or degrees 216,400. A total of 53 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: Vesa Hämäläinen 029 551 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 20.1.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications [e-publication].
ISSN=2737-0410. 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.8.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opiskt/2013/opiskt_2013_2015-01-20_tie_001_en.html