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 50 29 26
Female Polytechnics 27 44 27
Female Wananga 2 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 8 9 6
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 18 20
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 14 3
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 38 50 65
Female Total 142 164 147
Male Universities 12 9 15
Male Polytechnics 31 32 25
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 4 2 6
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 28 28 18
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 21 7 17
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 68 82 70
Male Total 164 160 151
Māori Universities 8 5 4
Māori Polytechnics 16 14 16
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 4 3 3
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 10 12
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 6 4
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 27 27
Māori Total 63 65 66
Pacific Universities 3 2 1
Pacific Polytechnics 2 2 1
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 1 0 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 1 5
Pacific Total 8 5 8
Asian Universities 2 3 x
Asian Polytechnics 3 3 x
Asian Wananga 0 0 x
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 1 x
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 x
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 x
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 1 x
Asian Total 7 9 x
MELAA Universities x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Universities x x x
Other Polytechnics x x x
Other Wananga x x x
Other Private Training Establishments x x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Universities 49 31 37
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 45 59 38
European/Pākehā Wananga 2 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 7 8 9
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 32 38 32
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 27 18 17
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 88 111 113
European/Pākehā Total 250 265 246
Total Universities 62 38 41
Total Polytechnics 58 76 52
Total Wananga 2 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 12 11 12
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 37 46 38
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 29 21 20
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 106 132 135
Total Total 306 324 298

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 37 46 27
Female Polytechnics 29 21 34
Female Wananga 0 1 0
Female Private Training Establishments 5 3 9
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 2 3
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 9 11
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 67 60 80
Female Total 150 142 164
Male Universities 16 14 7
Male Polytechnics 20 25 27
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 5 3 3
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 9 4
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 44 37 23
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 70 76 96
Male Total 160 164 160
Māori Universities 6 7 5
Māori Polytechnics 8 6 10
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 2 1 4
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 2 3
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 11 6
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 19 36 37
Māori Total 40 63 65
Pacific Universities x 2 2
Pacific Polytechnics x 1 1
Pacific Wananga x 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments x 0 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 0 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 5 2
Pacific Total x 8 5
Asian Universities 1 3 3
Asian Polytechnics 1 3 0
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 0 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 0 5
Asian Total 7 7 9
MELAA Universities 2 x x
MELAA Polytechnics 1 x x
MELAA Wananga 0 x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 x x
MELAA Total 9 x x
Other Universities x x x
Other Polytechnics x x x
Other Wananga x x x
Other Private Training Establishments x x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Universities 47 48 27
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 42 38 53
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 8 5 9
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 10 4
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 40 31
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 113 108 141
European/Pākehā Total 267 250 265
Total Universities 53 60 34
Total Polytechnics 49 46 61
Total Wananga 0 1 0
Total Private Training Establishments 10 6 12
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 11 7
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 54 46 34
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 137 136 176
Total Total 310 306 324

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.