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 205 162 142
Female Polytechnics 106 124 153
Female Wananga 8 2 2
Female Private Training Establishments 11 18 18
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 30 46 54
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 37 21 40
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 207 202 219
Female Total 604 575 628
Male Universities 107 94 106
Male Polytechnics 88 107 88
Male Wananga 0 3 0
Male Private Training Establishments 6 8 11
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 73 70 57
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 120 99 153
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 200 221 206
Male Total 594 602 621
Māori Universities 28 28 41
Māori Polytechnics 25 29 38
Māori Wananga 2 2 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 6 3 7
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 24 40 31
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 25 20 49
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 95 103 104
Māori Total 205 225 272
Pacific Universities 3 1 5
Pacific Polytechnics 1 8 8
Pacific Wananga 1 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 1 1 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 9 4
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 10 6
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 22 14
Pacific Total 36 51 38
Asian Universities 14 6 12
Asian Polytechnics 7 8 18
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 1 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 11 13 7
Asian Total 34 30 40
MELAA Universities x 3 1
MELAA Polytechnics x 4 3
MELAA Wananga x 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments x 1 0
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 1 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 5
MELAA Total x 11 10
Other Universities x 0 1
Other Polytechnics x 1 0
Other Wananga x 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments x 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 1 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 6
Other Total x 5 8
European/Pākehā Universities 273 233 210
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 169 200 198
European/Pākehā Wananga 5 4 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 13 22 24
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 82 83 86
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 133 95 160
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 322 317 329
European/Pākehā Total 997 954 1,008
Total Universities 312 256 248
Total Polytechnics 194 231 241
Total Wananga 8 5 2
Total Private Training Establishments 17 26 29
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 103 116 111
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 157 120 193
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 407 423 425
Total Total 1,198 1,177 1,249

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 164 198 157
Female Polytechnics 119 103 114
Female Wananga 4 2 2
Female Private Training Establishments 23 14 22
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 12 15
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 35 47 30
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 207 228 235
Female Total 560 604 575
Male Universities 117 106 96
Male Polytechnics 70 71 80
Male Wananga 4 3 2
Male Private Training Establishments 13 4 5
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 16 26 16
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 177 135 149
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 243 249 254
Male Total 640 594 602
Māori Universities 23 25 27
Māori Polytechnics 27 22 28
Māori Wananga 2 3 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 6 5 1
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 12 15
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 39 27 38
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 89 111 114
Māori Total 190 205 225
Pacific Universities 5 3 1
Pacific Polytechnics 3 3 8
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 1 2 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 3 3
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 6 10
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 21 19 28
Pacific Total 38 36 51
Asian Universities 8 16 8
Asian Polytechnics 10 5 6
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 0 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 2 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 14 11 13
Asian Total 37 34 30
MELAA Universities 3 x 3
MELAA Polytechnics 1 x 2
MELAA Wananga 0 x 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 x 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 x 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x 5
MELAA Total 10 x 11
Other Universities 2 x 0
Other Polytechnics 1 x 1
Other Wananga 0 x 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 x 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 x 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x 4
Other Total 7 x 5
European/Pākehā Universities 256 261 228
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 160 153 169
European/Pākehā Wananga 6 2 3
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 28 13 24
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 20 29 17
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 174 160 146
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 357 379 367
European/Pākehā Total 1,001 997 954
Total Universities 281 304 253
Total Polytechnics 189 174 194
Total Wananga 8 5 4
Total Private Training Establishments 36 18 27
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 24 38 31
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 212 182 179
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 450 477 489
Total Total 1,200 1,198 1,177

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.