Institution Type

The tertiary education sector is a diverse sector. Its scope ranges from informal non-assessed community courses in schools through to formal undergraduate degrees and advanced research-based postgraduate degrees.

Progression to tertiary education is a measure of the level of tertiary education a student is enrolled in one, two or three years after leaving school.

School leavers are identified from the Ministry of Education’s ENROL system, while tertiary enrolment information is sourced from the tertiary databases SDR and ITR.

Identical information is available for the region's territorial authorities using the drop down menu above. For other territorial authorities first choose the appropriate region from the drop down menu above.

Table 1: School leavers enrolled in tertiary education one year after leaving school (2015-2017 leaver cohorts)
Group Institution Type Year left school
2015 2016 2017
Female Universities 231 252 261
Female Polytechnics 119 120 130
Female Wananga 21 12 14
Female Private Training Establishments 73 96 120
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 97 90 102
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 41 33 39
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 408 452 473
Female Total 990 1,055 1,139
Male Universities 164 173 124
Male Polytechnics 144 139 113
Male Wananga 7 9 8
Male Private Training Establishments 68 73 76
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 127 83 114
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 104 141 139
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 435 537 569
Male Total 1,049 1,155 1,143
Māori Universities 100 87 99
Māori Polytechnics 108 99 101
Māori Wananga 24 20 17
Māori Private Training Establishments 73 96 113
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 169 122 161
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 64 70 68
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 411 567 646
Māori Total 949 1,061 1,205
Pacific Universities 8 12 11
Pacific Polytechnics 12 7 12
Pacific Wananga 2 1 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 3 6 8
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 9 12
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 5 6
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 35 42 50
Pacific Total 76 82 100
Asian Universities 19 37 25
Asian Polytechnics 4 8 8
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 3 4 4
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 1 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 11 17 21
Asian Total 40 70 63
MELAA Universities 7 4 5
MELAA Polytechnics 1 1 5
MELAA Wananga 0 0 1
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 0 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 2 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 5 5
MELAA Total 13 13 20
Other Universities 6 2 4
Other Polytechnics 4 3 1
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 2 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 2 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 2
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 7 9
Other Total 18 17 18
European/Pākehā Universities 285 314 286
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 159 174 148
European/Pākehā Wananga 6 3 4
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 70 87 108
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 64 57 72
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 91 110 125
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 457 474 471
European/Pākehā Total 1,132 1,219 1,214
Total Universities 395 425 385
Total Polytechnics 263 259 243
Total Wananga 28 21 22
Total Private Training Establishments 141 169 196
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 224 173 216
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 145 174 178
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 843 989 1,042
Total Total 2,039 2,210 2,282

Notes:

  1. ‘x’ = data has been suppressed where there are between 0 and 5 students in the denominator for a specific group, for example Asian students. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed.
  2. Ethnicity is multiple response, that is, students who affiliated in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group. Students are only counted once in the total, therefore, the ethnic groups may not sum to the total.
  3. International fee-paying students and adult students (age 19+) are excluded.
Table 2: School leavers enrolled in tertiary education two years after leaving school (2014-2016 leaver cohorts)
Group Institution Type Year left school
2014 2015 2016
Female Universities 212 243 253
Female Polytechnics 109 115 117
Female Wananga 11 16 9
Female Private Training Establishments 76 77 96
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 53 38 44
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 40 37 47
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 472 464 489
Female Total 973 990 1,055
Male Universities 163 154 173
Male Polytechnics 96 99 108
Male Wananga 5 7 5
Male Private Training Establishments 60 54 55
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 60 45 45
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 155 147 205
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 523 543 564
Male Total 1,062 1,049 1,155
Māori Universities 80 86 77
Māori Polytechnics 80 84 77
Māori Wananga 15 22 11
Māori Private Training Establishments 72 73 98
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 94 73 71
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 69 75 108
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 561 536 619
Māori Total 971 949 1,061
Pacific Universities 9 9 12
Pacific Polytechnics 7 9 8
Pacific Wananga 0 1 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 2 4 9
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 4 6
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 2 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 32 47 44
Pacific Total 60 76 82
Asian Universities 21 22 35
Asian Polytechnics 8 3 6
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 5 3 5
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 21 10 20
Asian Total 57 40 70
MELAA Universities 3 7 4
MELAA Polytechnics 1 2 1
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 1 0
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 3 6
MELAA Total 16 13 13
Other Universities 4 6 2
Other Polytechnics 5 2 4
Other Wananga 1 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 2
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 9 7
Other Total 17 18 17
European/Pākehā Universities 274 297 328
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 125 137 153
European/Pākehā Wananga 3 3 6
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 66 62 68
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 23 18 26
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 131 117 149
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 450 498 489
European/Pākehā Total 1,072 1,132 1,219
Total Universities 375 397 426
Total Polytechnics 205 214 225
Total Wananga 16 23 14
Total Private Training Establishments 136 131 151
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 113 83 89
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 195 184 252
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 995 1,007 1,053
Total Total 2,035 2,039 2,210

Notes:

  1. ‘x’ = data has been suppressed where there are between 0 and 5 students in the denominator for a specific group, for example Asian students. Where one gender has been suppressed the corresponding gender has also been suppressed.
  2. Ethnicity is multiple response, that is, students who affiliated in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group. Students are only counted once in the total, therefore, the ethnic groups may not sum to the total.
  3. International fee-paying students and adult students (age 19+) are excluded.