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 52 43 66
Female Polytechnics 44 41 45
Female Wananga 22 13 3
Female Private Training Establishments 22 27 12
Female Targetted training 30 29 23
Female Industry training 6 9 13
Female Not enrolled in tertiary 165 152 172
Female Total 341 314 334
Male Universities 43 35 46
Male Polytechnics 37 64 59
Male Wananga 23 13 4
Male Private Training Establishments 16 11 13
Male Targetted training 60 41 28
Male Industry training 51 36 35
Male Not enrolled in tertiary 156 136 160
Male Total 386 336 345
Māori Universities 32 37 55
Māori Polytechnics 48 73 76
Māori Wananga 45 23 7
Māori Private Training Establishments 25 24 17
Māori Targetted training 66 60 39
Māori Industry training 32 27 29
Māori Not enrolled in tertiary 242 218 245
Māori Total 490 462 468
Pacific Universities 2 2 0
Pacific Polytechnics 6 2 6
Pacific Wananga 0 2 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 5 4 0
Pacific Targetted training 3 1 5
Pacific Industry training 1 3 0
Pacific Not enrolled in tertiary 20 9 23
Pacific Total 37 23 35
Asian Universities 3 2 2
Asian Polytechnics 1 0 0
Asian Wananga 0 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Asian Targetted training 3 0 0
Asian Industry training 0 0 0
Asian Not enrolled in tertiary 5 5 5
Asian Total 12 8 8
MELAA Universities x x x
MELAA Polytechnics x x x
MELAA Wananga x x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x x
MELAA Targetted training x x x
MELAA Industry training 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 Targetted training x x x
Other Industry training x x x
Other Not enrolled in tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
NZ European/Pākehā Universities 63 46 70
NZ European/Pākehā Polytechnics 34 49 32
NZ European/Pākehā Wananga 7 4 1
NZ European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 16 13 11
NZ European/Pākehā Targetted training 30 15 16
NZ European/Pākehā Industry training 23 25 22
NZ European/Pākehā Not enrolled in tertiary 101 88 98
NZ European/Pākehā Total 274 240 250
Total Universities 95 78 112
Total Polytechnics 81 105 104
Total Wananga 45 26 7
Total Private Training Establishments 38 38 25
Total Targetted training 90 70 51
Total Industry training 57 45 48
Total Not enrolled in tertiary 321 288 332
Total Total 727 650 679

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 55 56 47
Female Polytechnics 31 47 41
Female Wananga 26 14 6
Female Private Training Establishments 26 25 21
Female Targetted training 20 6 5
Female Industry training 5 15 14
Female Not enrolled in tertiary 165 178 180
Female Total 328 341 314
Male Universities 36 47 32
Male Polytechnics 33 45 44
Male Wananga 11 8 9
Male Private Training Establishments 9 15 12
Male Targetted training 20 25 16
Male Industry training 40 57 49
Male Not enrolled in tertiary 167 189 174
Male Total 316 386 336
Māori Universities 29 37 34
Māori Polytechnics 32 55 60
Māori Wananga 33 22 12
Māori Private Training Establishments 24 27 20
Māori Targetted training 37 23 15
Māori Industry training 25 43 38
Māori Not enrolled in tertiary 227 283 283
Māori Total 407 490 462
Pacific Universities 2 1 3
Pacific Polytechnics 1 6 1
Pacific Wananga 3 0 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 4 6 3
Pacific Targetted training 3 2 3
Pacific Industry training 1 3 0
Pacific Not enrolled in tertiary 14 19 12
Pacific Total 28 37 23
Asian Universities x 4 2
Asian Polytechnics x 2 0
Asian Wananga x 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments x 0 0
Asian Targetted training x 0 0
Asian Industry training x 1 0
Asian Not enrolled in tertiary x 5 6
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 Targetted training x x x
MELAA Industry training 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 Targetted training x x x
Other Industry training x x x
Other Not enrolled in tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
NZ European/Pākehā Universities 63 66 48
NZ European/Pākehā Polytechnics 37 40 39
NZ European/Pākehā Wananga 3 1 2
NZ European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 11 14 13
NZ European/Pākehā Targetted training 5 10 4
NZ European/Pākehā Industry training 26 28 36
NZ European/Pākehā Not enrolled in tertiary 114 115 98
NZ European/Pākehā Total 259 274 240
Total Universities 91 103 79
Total Polytechnics 64 92 85
Total Wananga 37 22 15
Total Private Training Establishments 35 40 33
Total Targetted training 40 31 21
Total Industry training 45 72 63
Total Not enrolled in tertiary 332 367 354
Total Total 644 727 650

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.