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 777 869 855
Female Polytechnics 373 321 308
Female Wananga 36 25 33
Female Private Training Establishments 293 277 280
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 215 203 177
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 100 94 97
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 973 1,042 1,121
Female Total 2,767 2,831 2,871
Male Universities 665 625 600
Male Polytechnics 330 306 327
Male Wananga 24 27 9
Male Private Training Establishments 182 167 184
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 269 214 218
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 328 385 420
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,286 1,262 1,384
Male Total 3,084 2,986 3,142
Māori Universities 185 197 258
Māori Polytechnics 175 154 182
Māori Wananga 46 40 34
Māori Private Training Establishments 151 146 177
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 261 220 234
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 111 116 135
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 873 906 1,021
Māori Total 1,802 1,779 2,041
Pacific Universities 47 54 59
Pacific Polytechnics 37 35 39
Pacific Wananga 4 4 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 32 23 33
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 23 24 23
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 16 13
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 147 165 153
Pacific Total 300 321 322
Asian Universities 211 209 234
Asian Polytechnics 47 57 39
Asian Wananga 2 3 2
Asian Private Training Establishments 17 17 14
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 8 5
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 9 7 13
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 100 74 103
Asian Total 393 375 410
MELAA Universities 34 34 41
MELAA Polytechnics 19 21 27
MELAA Wananga 0 1 1
MELAA Private Training Establishments 9 5 8
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 6 6
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 5 6
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 39 32 48
MELAA Total 113 104 137
Other Universities 7 15 8
Other Polytechnics 7 4 4
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 3 4 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 4 4
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 3
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 13 10
Other Total 29 41 30
European/Pākehā Universities 1,052 1,087 1,022
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 468 412 426
European/Pākehā Wananga 14 9 13
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 301 291 291
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 237 199 190
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 332 379 405
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,316 1,399 1,505
European/Pākehā Total 3,720 3,776 3,852
Total Universities 1,442 1,494 1,455
Total Polytechnics 703 627 635
Total Wananga 60 52 42
Total Private Training Establishments 475 444 464
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 484 417 395
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 428 479 517
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2,259 2,304 2,505
Total Total 5,851 5,817 6,013

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 786 779 858
Female Polytechnics 358 332 317
Female Wananga 42 37 25
Female Private Training Establishments 215 235 265
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 96 87 60
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 129 125 109
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,025 1,172 1,197
Female Total 2,651 2,767 2,831
Male Universities 603 673 611
Male Polytechnics 243 232 238
Male Wananga 23 27 11
Male Private Training Establishments 139 133 143
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 111 86 52
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 486 497 500
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,254 1,436 1,431
Male Total 2,859 3,084 2,986
Māori Universities 163 178 179
Māori Polytechnics 123 116 113
Māori Wananga 53 53 29
Māori Private Training Establishments 113 118 148
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 123 115 65
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 152 162 159
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 892 1,060 1,086
Māori Total 1,619 1,802 1,779
Pacific Universities 44 50 58
Pacific Polytechnics 19 19 29
Pacific Wananga 3 2 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 21 28 23
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 16 12 9
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 17 14 17
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 126 175 183
Pacific Total 246 300 321
Asian Universities 196 216 210
Asian Polytechnics 46 43 47
Asian Wananga 0 2 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 11 13 16
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 1 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 11 8
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 86 107 93
Asian Total 353 393 375
MELAA Universities 37 39 40
MELAA Polytechnics 22 20 19
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 6 4 7
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 2 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 8 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 25 40 35
MELAA Total 101 113 104
Other Universities 9 7 14
Other Polytechnics 2 3 3
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 2 3 4
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 13 19
Other Total 24 29 41
European/Pākehā Universities 1,005 1,058 1,072
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 418 405 384
European/Pākehā Wananga 13 13 10
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 229 227 249
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 82 68 48
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 473 481 479
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,344 1,468 1,534
European/Pākehā Total 3,564 3,720 3,776
Total Universities 1,389 1,452 1,469
Total Polytechnics 601 564 555
Total Wananga 65 64 36
Total Private Training Establishments 354 368 408
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 207 173 112
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 615 622 609
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2,279 2,608 2,628
Total Total 5,510 5,851 5,817

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.