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 454 409 491
Female Polytechnics 199 230 237
Female Wananga 2 0 3
Female Private Training Establishments 30 41 45
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 59 58 51
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 35 53 44
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 321 365 386
Female Total 1,100 1,156 1,257
Male Universities 376 345 341
Male Polytechnics 243 188 257
Male Wananga 2 1 4
Male Private Training Establishments 18 21 25
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 107 88 57
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 142 136 209
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 416 420 439
Male Total 1,304 1,199 1,332
Māori Universities 69 60 69
Māori Polytechnics 47 42 60
Māori Wananga 2 0 3
Māori Private Training Establishments 5 14 5
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 46 30 25
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 19 28 24
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 90 93 138
Māori Total 278 267 324
Pacific Universities 21 16 15
Pacific Polytechnics 17 15 15
Pacific Wananga 0 0 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 3 2
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 8 8
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 3 4
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 35 37 42
Pacific Total 85 82 88
Asian Universities 57 37 62
Asian Polytechnics 24 11 15
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 3 2 2
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 2 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 5 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 37 37 54
Asian Total 125 94 137
MELAA Universities 7 8 15
MELAA Polytechnics 2 2 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 1 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 2 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 13 9 17
MELAA Total 23 23 37
Other Universities 7 6 8
Other Polytechnics 2 2 3
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 7 7
Other Total 13 16 20
European/Pākehā Universities 716 665 717
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 372 367 430
European/Pākehā Wananga 3 1 4
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 44 47 65
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 128 112 86
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 158 165 237
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 596 649 651
European/Pākehā Total 2,017 2,006 2,190
Total Universities 830 754 832
Total Polytechnics 442 418 494
Total Wananga 4 1 7
Total Private Training Establishments 48 62 70
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 166 146 108
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 177 189 253
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 737 785 825
Total Total 2,404 2,355 2,589

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 405 442 407
Female Polytechnics 220 194 225
Female Wananga 3 5 4
Female Private Training Establishments 44 22 44
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 30 21 16
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 51 47 51
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 339 369 409
Female Total 1,092 1,100 1,156
Male Universities 288 360 335
Male Polytechnics 172 189 163
Male Wananga 2 1 0
Male Private Training Establishments 16 15 24
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 42 40 18
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 180 197 193
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 452 502 466
Male Total 1,152 1,304 1,199
Māori Universities 47 55 59
Māori Polytechnics 34 34 46
Māori Wananga 3 4 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 8 6 8
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 23 7
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 24 29 24
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 105 127 122
Māori Total 230 278 267
Pacific Universities 11 21 15
Pacific Polytechnics 11 9 8
Pacific Wananga 0 1 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 3 2 4
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 0 4
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 4 6
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 28 48 44
Pacific Total 59 85 82
Asian Universities 54 55 38
Asian Polytechnics 18 27 15
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 2 2 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 5 7
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 36 36 33
Asian Total 116 125 94
MELAA Universities 6 8 8
MELAA Polytechnics 0 2 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 0 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 2 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 11 9
MELAA Total 14 23 23
Other Universities 5 7 6
Other Polytechnics 0 2 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 4 8
Other Total 12 13 16
European/Pākehā Universities 612 696 654
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 352 325 336
European/Pākehā Wananga 2 2 3
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 49 32 54
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 61 41 25
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 206 216 217
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 661 705 717
European/Pākehā Total 1,943 2,017 2,006
Total Universities 693 802 742
Total Polytechnics 392 383 388
Total Wananga 5 6 4
Total Private Training Establishments 60 37 68
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 72 61 34
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 231 244 244
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 791 871 875
Total Total 2,244 2,404 2,355

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.