Education

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Population by level of education

  2000 % 2010 % 2018 % 2019 %
Population aged 15 or over 4 244 782 100 4 487 599 100 4 635 685 100 4 654 256 100
Population with educational qualification, total 2 520 455 59,4 3 004 903 67,0 3 399 532 73,3 3 435 385 73,8
Upper secondary education 1 526 023 36,0 1 737 248 38,7 1 885 053 40,7 1 892 279 40,7
Post-secondary non-tertiary education 2 913 0,1 20 808 0,5 41 471 0,9 44 372 1,0
Lowest level tertiary education 520 683 12,3 472 283 10,5 431 981 9,3 426 481 9,2
Lower tertiary level 217 221 5,1 395 862 8,8 542 023 11,7 557 666 12,0
Higher tertiary level 230 367 5,4 342 598 7,6 450 497 9,7 464 953 10,0
Doctorate level 23 248 0,5 36 104 0,8 48 507 1,0 49 634 1,1
Only basic education 1 724 327 40,6 1 482 696 33,0 1 236 153 26,7 1 218 871 26,2

Source: Statistics Finland, Educational structure of population

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Updated: 19.1.2021

Students and qualifications attained

Sector of education Students 1) Qualifications attained 
  2018 2019 2018 2019
Basic education 565 516 569 283 57 698 59 765
Upper secondary general school education 103 440 105 248 30 873 29 605
Vocational education 322 296 320 058 79 588 71 579
University of applied sciences education 142 022 142 157 27 965 28 099
University education 153 429 153 767 30 773 31 707
Total 1 286 703 1 290 513 226 897 220 755

1) Students in education leading to qualifications. The data for vocational education relate to a calendar year. The data for other educational sectors describe the situation on 20 September.

Source: Statistics Finland, Students and qualifications of educational institutions

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Updated: 19.1.2021

Employment of graduates one year after graduation, 2019

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Source: Statistics Finland, Transition from school to further education and work

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Updated: 19.2.2021

 

Main topic: Education

Last updated 10 Mar 2021