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 554 524 530
Female Polytechnics 64 64 52
Female Wananga 37 38 30
Female Private Training Establishments 351 336 379
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 170 109 123
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 62 67
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 637 697 754
Female Total 1,863 1,830 1,935
Male Universities 383 419 365
Male Polytechnics 49 43 35
Male Wananga 39 31 29
Male Private Training Establishments 374 348 351
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 195 152 151
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 183 199 215
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 813 869 937
Male Total 2,036 2,061 2,083
Māori Universities 171 181 178
Māori Polytechnics 36 36 31
Māori Wananga 71 60 54
Māori Private Training Establishments 274 273 292
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 230 169 172
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 77 87 96
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 706 764 839
Māori Total 1,565 1,570 1,662
Pacific Universities 22 17 25
Pacific Polytechnics 7 3 2
Pacific Wananga 6 6 3
Pacific Private Training Establishments 31 26 40
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 7 12
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 9 6 14
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 72 72 86
Pacific Total 162 137 182
Asian Universities 79 96 85
Asian Polytechnics 8 10 4
Asian Wananga 0 4 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 36 40 33
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 2 5
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 3 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 46 39 47
Asian Total 178 194 179
MELAA Universities 16 12 17
MELAA Polytechnics 0 0 1
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 10 8 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 9 9
MELAA Total 40 29 32
Other Universities 11 11 35
Other Polytechnics 0 2 2
Other Wananga 1 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 10 16 26
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 8 7
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 2 5
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 24 33
Other Total 47 63 108
European/Pākehā Universities 713 715 644
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 73 71 52
European/Pākehā Wananga 10 7 7
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 455 407 448
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 146 100 118
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 165 184 202
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 768 862 918
European/Pākehā Total 2,330 2,346 2,389
Total Universities 937 943 895
Total Polytechnics 113 107 87
Total Wananga 76 69 59
Total Private Training Establishments 725 684 730
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 365 261 274
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 233 261 282
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,450 1,566 1,691
Total Total 3,899 3,891 4,018

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 530 554 545
Female Polytechnics 74 69 70
Female Wananga 45 52 22
Female Private Training Establishments 318 298 286
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 64 53 45
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 88 56 78
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 719 781 784
Female Total 1,838 1,863 1,830
Male Universities 383 369 410
Male Polytechnics 56 55 38
Male Wananga 29 32 19
Male Private Training Establishments 252 280 254
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 73 75 56
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 247 263 309
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 786 962 975
Male Total 1,826 2,036 2,061
Māori Universities 129 154 168
Māori Polytechnics 40 32 30
Māori Wananga 62 81 38
Māori Private Training Establishments 213 207 192
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 94 92 72
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 98 100 132
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 748 899 938
Māori Total 1,384 1,565 1,570
Pacific Universities 14 16 17
Pacific Polytechnics 5 5 5
Pacific Wananga 1 6 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 25 24 22
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 6 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 10 9
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 41 95 80
Pacific Total 99 162 137
Asian Universities 79 80 97
Asian Polytechnics 4 7 6
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 21 42 31
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 2 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 3 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 35 44 57
Asian Total 149 178 194
MELAA Universities 15 16 13
MELAA Polytechnics 2 0 0
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 3 10 4
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 1 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 12 11
MELAA Total 28 40 29
Other Universities 5 11 15
Other Polytechnics 1 0 3
Other Wananga 0 1 0
Other Private Training Establishments 7 9 15
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 5 2
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 2 5
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 13 19 23
Other Total 27 47 63
European/Pākehā Universities 702 713 729
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 84 89 74
European/Pākehā Wananga 12 8 7
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 345 358 341
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 50 38 32
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 244 229 262
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 813 895 901
European/Pākehā Total 2,250 2,330 2,346
Total Universities 913 923 955
Total Polytechnics 130 124 108
Total Wananga 74 84 41
Total Private Training Establishments 570 578 540
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 137 128 101
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 335 319 387
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,505 1,743 1,759
Total Total 3,664 3,899 3,891

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.