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 74 52 42
Female Polytechnics 43 31 69
Female Wananga 1 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 7 5 13
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 11 13
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 14 9 11
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 99 109 130
Female Total 252 217 278
Male Universities 43 44 40
Male Polytechnics 46 52 53
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 5 3 8
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 20 27 28
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 35 33 43
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 137 110 141
Male Total 286 269 313
Māori Universities 10 11 4
Māori Polytechnics 8 14 17
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 1 1 3
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 7 10
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 5 3
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 32 35 49
Māori Total 71 73 86
Pacific Universities 0 2 0
Pacific Polytechnics 2 1 0
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 5 6
Pacific Total 12 8 6
Asian Universities 5 3 3
Asian Polytechnics 2 2 1
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 2 3
Asian Total 11 8 10
MELAA Universities x 3 x
MELAA Polytechnics x 0 x
MELAA Wananga x 0 x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x 0 x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 1 x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 1 x
MELAA Total x 5 x
Other Universities x 2 x
Other Polytechnics x 1 x
Other Wananga x 0 x
Other Private Training Establishments x 0 x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 0 x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x 1 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 x
Other Total x 7 x
European/Pākehā Universities 103 79 76
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 79 66 110
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 11 7 18
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 23 32 34
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 43 38 49
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 207 183 224
European/Pākehā Total 467 405 511
Total Universities 117 96 82
Total Polytechnics 89 83 122
Total Wananga 1 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 12 8 21
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 34 38 41
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 49 42 54
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 236 219 271
Total Total 538 486 591

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 52 76 50
Female Polytechnics 32 38 28
Female Wananga 1 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 11 8 9
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 3 3
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 11 12
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 89 116 115
Female Total 198 252 217
Male Universities 52 45 48
Male Polytechnics 41 47 37
Male Wananga 1 1 0
Male Private Training Establishments 8 5 5
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 11 4 3
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 54 43 42
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 127 141 134
Male Total 294 286 269
Māori Universities 2 9 11
Māori Polytechnics 10 9 10
Māori Wananga 1 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 0 3 1
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 5 4
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 6 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 29 39 42
Māori Total 53 71 73
Pacific Universities 1 0 2
Pacific Polytechnics 1 0 1
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 1 0 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 10 4
Pacific Total 8 12 8
Asian Universities 1 4 3
Asian Polytechnics 1 2 1
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 1 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 4 4
Asian Total 5 11 8
MELAA Universities 1 x 3
MELAA Polytechnics 1 x 0
MELAA Wananga 0 x 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 x 0
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 x 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x 2
MELAA Total 5 x 5
Other Universities 0 x 2
Other Polytechnics 0 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 0 x 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x 3
Other Total 0 x 7
European/Pākehā Universities 101 110 80
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 61 76 53
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 19 9 14
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 16 2 3
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 54 49 50
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 187 220 205
European/Pākehā Total 439 467 405
Total Universities 104 121 98
Total Polytechnics 73 85 65
Total Wananga 2 1 0
Total Private Training Establishments 19 13 14
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 16 7 6
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 62 54 54
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 216 257 249
Total Total 492 538 486

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.