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 1,188 1,254 1,228
Female Polytechnics 487 513 521
Female Wananga 2 3 2
Female Private Training Establishments 157 195 215
Female Targetted training 169 166 140
Female Industry training 126 104 109
Female Not enrolled in tertiary 1,214 1,283 1,262
Female Total 3,343 3,518 3,477
Male Universities 984 959 1,015
Male Polytechnics 567 625 610
Male Wananga 2 2 3
Male Private Training Establishments 95 137 128
Male Targetted training 206 175 168
Male Industry training 347 350 316
Male Not enrolled in tertiary 1,379 1,503 1,542
Male Total 3,580 3,751 3,782
Māori Universities 124 162 160
Māori Polytechnics 121 147 158
Māori Wananga 2 3 4
Māori Private Training Establishments 34 49 54
Māori Targetted training 107 96 101
Māori Industry training 51 63 65
Māori Not enrolled in tertiary 420 496 515
Māori Total 859 1,016 1,057
Pacific Universities 50 55 44
Pacific Polytechnics 39 49 57
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 14 25 25
Pacific Targetted training 16 24 15
Pacific Industry training 19 15 22
Pacific Not enrolled in tertiary 145 164 179
Pacific Total 283 332 342
Asian Universities 247 284 295
Asian Polytechnics 91 98 92
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 17 24 21
Asian Targetted training 10 8 8
Asian Industry training 9 10 6
Asian Not enrolled in tertiary 169 189 176
Asian Total 543 613 598
MELAA Universities 45 54 40
MELAA Polytechnics 36 17 25
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 4 6 6
MELAA Targetted training 2 2 2
MELAA Industry training 2 9 11
MELAA Not enrolled in tertiary 46 38 49
MELAA Total 135 126 133
Other Universities 18 8 8
Other Polytechnics 7 3 3
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 2 2 1
Other Targetted training 1 2 2
Other Industry training 0 0 2
Other Not enrolled in tertiary 17 12 11
Other Total 45 27 27
NZ European/Pākehā Universities 1,771 1,793 1,850
NZ European/Pākehā Polytechnics 830 923 914
NZ European/Pākehā Wananga 3 2 3
NZ European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 203 256 270
NZ European/Pākehā Targetted training 276 254 225
NZ European/Pākehā Industry training 417 396 359
NZ European/Pākehā Not enrolled in tertiary 1,994 2,123 2,162
NZ European/Pākehā Total 5,494 5,747 5,783
Total Universities 2,172 2,213 2,243
Total Polytechnics 1,054 1,138 1,131
Total Wananga 4 5 5
Total Private Training Establishments 252 332 343
Total Targetted training 375 341 308
Total Industry training 473 454 425
Total Not enrolled in tertiary 2,593 2,786 2,804
Total Total 6,923 7,269 7,259

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 1,228 1,234 1,284
Female Polytechnics 466 492 491
Female Wananga 11 3 4
Female Private Training Establishments 145 183 203
Female Targetted training 60 39 35
Female Industry training 118 104 112
Female Not enrolled in tertiary 1,279 1,288 1,389
Female Total 3,307 3,343 3,518
Male Universities 1,035 972 935
Male Polytechnics 435 402 445
Male Wananga 2 1 2
Male Private Training Establishments 113 114 149
Male Targetted training 72 56 35
Male Industry training 479 454 484
Male Not enrolled in tertiary 1,473 1,581 1,701
Male Total 3,609 3,580 3,751
Māori Universities 118 117 153
Māori Polytechnics 86 89 117
Māori Wananga 5 2 5
Māori Private Training Establishments 26 46 59
Māori Targetted training 45 31 22
Māori Industry training 67 55 78
Māori Not enrolled in tertiary 426 519 582
Māori Total 773 859 1,016
Pacific Universities 41 43 54
Pacific Polytechnics 33 30 26
Pacific Wananga 0 0 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 12 13 24
Pacific Targetted training 12 5 3
Pacific Industry training 25 14 20
Pacific Not enrolled in tertiary 185 178 204
Pacific Total 308 283 332
Asian Universities 262 247 289
Asian Polytechnics 69 87 97
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 14 18 28
Asian Targetted training 5 1 2
Asian Industry training 15 11 12
Asian Not enrolled in tertiary 141 179 185
Asian Total 506 543 613
MELAA Universities 55 47 54
MELAA Polytechnics 12 31 16
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 7 4 4
MELAA Targetted training 2 0 1
MELAA Industry training 6 5 10
MELAA Not enrolled in tertiary 46 48 41
MELAA Total 128 135 126
Other Universities 16 18 12
Other Polytechnics 5 6 4
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 4 3 1
Other Targetted training 0 0 0
Other Industry training 3 1 1
Other Not enrolled in tertiary 29 17 9
Other Total 57 45 27
NZ European/Pākehā Universities 1,854 1,807 1,793
NZ European/Pākehā Polytechnics 738 717 754
NZ European/Pākehā Wananga 9 2 2
NZ European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 207 237 275
NZ European/Pākehā Targetted training 84 67 52
NZ European/Pākehā Industry training 506 496 528
NZ European/Pākehā Not enrolled in tertiary 2,093 2,168 2,343
NZ European/Pākehā Total 5,491 5,494 5,747
Total Universities 2,263 2,206 2,219
Total Polytechnics 901 894 936
Total Wananga 13 4 6
Total Private Training Establishments 258 297 352
Total Targetted training 132 95 70
Total Industry training 597 558 596
Total Not enrolled in tertiary 2,752 2,869 3,090
Total Total 6,916 6,923 7,269

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.