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 by regional council and territorial local authority through the Know Your Region pages.

Alternatively a large amount of progression to tertiary data is available from our statistical pages. See Transition from School to Tertiary.

2017 data have not been updated in these tables but National and school level data is available in Senior Student Attainment statistics.

Table 1: School leavers enrolled in tertiary education one year after leaving school (2013-2015 leaver cohorts)
Ethnic Group Institution Type Year left school
2013 2014 2015
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Māori Universities 2 4 3 2 4 4
Māori Polytechnics 5 7 6 5 7 17
Māori Wananga 0 1 0 0 0 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 5 6 3 5 3 3
Māori Not in Tertiary Education 15 13 7 9 7 18
Māori Total 27 31 19 21 21 43
Pacific Universities x x x x x x
Pacific Polytechnics x x x x x x
Pacific Wananga x x x x x x
Pacific Private Training Establishments x x x x x x
Pacific Not in Tertiary Education x x x x x x
Pacific Total 4 1 2 1 6 2
Asian Universities x x x x x x
Asian Polytechnics x x x x x x
Asian Wananga x x x x x x
Asian Private Training Establishments x x x x x x
Asian Not in Tertiary Education x x x x x x
Asian Total 3 3 5 2 5 2
MELAA Universities x x x x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x x x x
MELAA Not in Tertiary Education x x x x x x
MELAA Total 4 2 4 5 4 2
Other Universities x x 0 0 x x
Other Polytechnics x x 0 0 x x
Other Wananga x x 0 0 x x
Other Private Training Establishments x x 0 0 x x
Other Not in Tertiary Education x x 0 0 x x
Other Total 0 1 0 0 1 0
European\Pākehā Universities 27 17 32 16 40 9
European\Pākehā Polytechnics 46 48 31 37 28 49
European\Pākehā Wananga 0 1 0 0 2 0
European\Pākehā Private Training Establishments 20 24 11 21 10 12
European\Pākehā Not in Tertiary Education 51 68 53 66 34 67
European\Pākehā Total 144 158 127 140 114 137
Total Universities 30 22 36 17 50 12
Total Polytechnics 53 55 37 40 36 59
Total Wananga 0 2 0 0 2 1
Total Private Training Establishments 23 29 14 26 14 14
Total Not in Tertiary Education 67 77 63 77 40 80
Total Total 173 185 150 160 142 166
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 Females 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 are excluded. Alternative education students are included in National totals, but, not in the school they are funded from.
Table 2: School leavers enrolled in tertiary education two years after leaving school (2013-2015 leaver cohorts)
Ethnic Group Institution Type Year left school
2013 2014 2015
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Māori Universities 3 2 2 4 4 2
Māori Polytechnics 2 1 6 4 3 5
Māori Wananga 0 0 1 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 7 8 0 5 2 4
Māori Not in Tertiary Education 16 7 18 18 10 10
Māori Total 28 18 27 31 19 21
Pacific Universities x x x x x x
Pacific Polytechnics x x x x x x
Pacific Wananga x x x x x x
Pacific Private Training Establishments x x x x x x
Pacific Not in Tertiary Education x x x x x x
Pacific Total 2 3 4 1 2 1
Asian Universities x x x x x x
Asian Polytechnics x x x x x x
Asian Wananga x x x x x x
Asian Private Training Establishments x x x x x x
Asian Not in Tertiary Education x x x x x x
Asian Total 4 1 3 3 5 2
MELAA Universities x x x x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x x x x
MELAA Not in Tertiary Education x x x x x x
MELAA Total 3 1 4 2 4 5
Other Universities 0 0 x x 0 0
Other Polytechnics 0 0 x x 0 0
Other Wananga 0 0 x x 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 x x 0 0
Other Not in Tertiary Education 0 0 x x 0 0
Other Total 0 0 0 1 0 0
European\Pākehā Universities 33 15 26 16 32 15
European\Pākehā Polytechnics 25 19 31 24 28 23
European\Pākehā Wananga 0 0 1 0 0 0
European\Pākehā Private Training Establishments 19 40 20 33 13 29
European\Pākehā Not in Tertiary Education 46 60 66 85 54 73
European\Pākehā Total 123 134 144 158 127 140
Total Universities 34 16 29 21 37 16
Total Polytechnics 30 19 37 27 31 27
Total Wananga 0 0 2 0 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 25 44 21 39 16 31
Total Not in Tertiary Education 62 69 84 98 66 86
Total Total 151 148 173 185 150 160
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 Females 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 are excluded. Alternative education students are included in National totals, but, not in the school they are funded from.