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 77 55 56
Female Polytechnics 27 27 17
Female Wananga 0 3 0
Female Private Training Establishments 14 4 14
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 6 10
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 14 11 9
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 123 114 118
Female Total 259 220 224
Male Universities 51 38 47
Male Polytechnics 23 16 17
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 4 5 6
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 13 23
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 31 43 53
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 129 122 122
Male Total 252 237 268
Māori Universities 16 11 10
Māori Polytechnics 9 3 12
Māori Wananga 0 2 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 6 2 3
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 7 14
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 15 15
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 61 56 63
Māori Total 108 96 117
Pacific Universities 1 0 3
Pacific Polytechnics 3 3 0
Pacific Wananga 0 1 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 1 0 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 3 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 16 13
Pacific Total 27 23 18
Asian Universities 6 3 2
Asian Polytechnics 5 2 0
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 0 2
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 6 5
Asian Total 16 12 9
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 114 86 90
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 41 38 26
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 14 7 14
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 14 23
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 38 40 52
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 177 175 184
European/Pākehā Total 396 361 389
Total Universities 128 93 103
Total Polytechnics 50 43 34
Total Wananga 0 3 0
Total Private Training Establishments 18 9 20
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 19 33
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 45 54 62
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 252 236 240
Total Total 511 457 492

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 58 83 61
Female Polytechnics 27 31 30
Female Wananga 1 2 2
Female Private Training Establishments 11 9 8
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 1 3
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 16 21 12
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 100 112 104
Female Total 217 259 220
Male Universities 49 49 43
Male Polytechnics 22 18 17
Male Wananga 3 0 1
Male Private Training Establishments 7 3 9
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 6 0
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 39 46 50
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 111 130 117
Male Total 234 252 237
Māori Universities 13 15 15
Māori Polytechnics 7 10 5
Māori Wananga 2 1 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 2 2 4
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 3 0
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 16 11 13
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 55 66 58
Māori Total 98 108 96
Pacific Universities 1 2 1
Pacific Polytechnics 1 1 2
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 1 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 2 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 5 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 12 16 17
Pacific Total 15 27 23
Asian Universities 5 7 5
Asian Polytechnics 4 1 1
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 8 4
Asian Total 15 16 12
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 96 117 93
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 42 41 42
European/Pākehā Wananga 2 1 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 15 8 12
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 4 2
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 41 55 51
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 154 170 159
European/Pākehā Total 354 396 361
Total Universities 107 132 104
Total Polytechnics 49 49 47
Total Wananga 4 2 3
Total Private Training Establishments 18 12 17
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 7 3
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 55 67 62
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 211 242 221
Total Total 451 511 457

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.