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 138 96 117
Female Polytechnics 49 49 83
Female Wananga 1 1 0
Female Private Training Establishments 7 7 12
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 28 30 18
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 21 10 11
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 156 159 170
Female Total 400 352 411
Male Universities 88 84 99
Male Polytechnics 60 49 66
Male Wananga 1 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 11 12 11
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 22 42 22
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 38 30 31
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 143 193 183
Male Total 363 410 412
Māori Universities 10 11 15
Māori Polytechnics 15 10 32
Māori Wananga 2 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 0 2 2
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 13 16 12
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 4 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 43 74 47
Māori Total 93 117 113
Pacific Universities 2 0 4
Pacific Polytechnics 3 3 6
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 1 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 1 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 19 14 10
Pacific Total 28 19 22
Asian Universities 16 11 16
Asian Polytechnics 9 11 13
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 2 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 3
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 13 12
Asian Total 51 39 46
MELAA Universities x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Universities x x x
Other Polytechnics x x x
Other Wananga x x x
Other Private Training Establishments x x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Universities 202 163 195
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 87 82 118
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 17 17 20
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 36 56 29
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 37 37
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 231 277 299
European/Pākehā Total 624 633 698
Total Universities 226 180 216
Total Polytechnics 109 98 149
Total Wananga 2 1 0
Total Private Training Establishments 18 19 23
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 50 72 40
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 59 40 42
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 299 352 353
Total Total 763 762 823

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 106 144 101
Female Polytechnics 48 55 52
Female Wananga 2 3 0
Female Private Training Establishments 8 10 13
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 12 9
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 12 22 17
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 157 154 160
Female Total 347 400 352
Male Universities 116 93 90
Male Polytechnics 43 37 55
Male Wananga 1 1 1
Male Private Training Establishments 11 13 20
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 12 7
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 46 49 52
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 173 158 185
Male Total 397 363 410
Māori Universities 5 11 11
Māori Polytechnics 12 15 13
Māori Wananga 2 2 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 2 1 5
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 9 3
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 9 12
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 44 46 73
Māori Total 83 93 117
Pacific Universities 0 2 0
Pacific Polytechnics 4 3 2
Pacific Wananga 1 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 1 2
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 2 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 18 15
Pacific Total 14 28 19
Asian Universities 14 15 10
Asian Polytechnics 4 8 6
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 2 3
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 22 24 18
Asian Total 42 51 39
MELAA Universities x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Universities x x x
Other Polytechnics x x x
Other Wananga x x x
Other Private Training Establishments x x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Universities 207 212 174
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 74 73 91
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 3 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 17 19 28
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 17 16 14
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 48 64 62
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 278 237 264
European/Pākehā Total 642 624 633
Total Universities 222 237 191
Total Polytechnics 91 92 107
Total Wananga 3 4 1
Total Private Training Establishments 19 23 33
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 24 16
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 58 71 69
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 330 312 345
Total Total 744 763 762

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.