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 53 52 43
Female Polytechnics 41 44 41
Female Wananga 23 22 13
Female Private Training Establishments 26 22 27
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 47 30 29
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 6 9
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 132 166 157
Female Total 328 342 319
Male Universities 41 43 35
Male Polytechnics 48 38 64
Male Wananga 9 22 13
Male Private Training Establishments 7 16 11
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 54 60 41
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 31 51 36
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 126 156 135
Male Total 316 386 335
Māori Universities 34 32 37
Māori Polytechnics 50 48 73
Māori Wananga 29 44 23
Māori Private Training Establishments 22 25 24
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 86 66 60
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 19 32 27
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 167 243 222
Māori Total 407 490 466
Pacific Universities 2 2 2
Pacific Polytechnics 2 6 2
Pacific Wananga 2 0 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 6 5 4
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 3 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 20 9
Pacific Total 28 37 23
Asian Universities x 3 2
Asian Polytechnics x 1 0
Asian Wananga x 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments x 0 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 3 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 5 5
Asian Total x 12 8
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 61 63 46
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 46 35 49
European/Pākehā Wananga 3 7 4
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 11 16 13
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 30 15
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 22 23 25
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 95 101 88
European/Pākehā Total 259 275 240
Total Universities 94 95 78
Total Polytechnics 89 82 105
Total Wananga 32 44 26
Total Private Training Establishments 33 38 38
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 101 90 70
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 37 57 45
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 258 322 292
Total Total 644 728 654

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 70 55 56
Female Polytechnics 38 31 47
Female Wananga 28 26 14
Female Private Training Establishments 34 26 25
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 17 20 6
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 17 5 15
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 160 165 179
Female Total 364 328 342
Male Universities 45 36 47
Male Polytechnics 22 33 45
Male Wananga 21 11 8
Male Private Training Establishments 10 9 16
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 20 25
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 48 40 57
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 158 167 188
Male Total 325 316 386
Māori Universities 36 29 37
Māori Polytechnics 33 32 55
Māori Wananga 45 33 22
Māori Private Training Establishments 30 24 27
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 32 37 23
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 38 25 43
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 210 227 283
Māori Total 424 407 490
Pacific Universities 2 2 1
Pacific Polytechnics 4 1 6
Pacific Wananga 3 3 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 2 4 6
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 3 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 14 19
Pacific Total 29 28 37
Asian Universities 8 x 4
Asian Polytechnics 0 x 2
Asian Wananga 1 x 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 x 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 x 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 x 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 x 5
Asian Total 12 x 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 72 63 66
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 25 37 40
European/Pākehā Wananga 8 3 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 13 11 15
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 5 10
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 29 26 28
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 102 114 115
European/Pākehā Total 256 259 275
Total Universities 115 91 103
Total Polytechnics 60 64 92
Total Wananga 49 37 22
Total Private Training Establishments 44 35 41
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 38 40 31
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 65 45 72
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 318 332 367
Total Total 689 644 728

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.