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 265 232 199
Female Polytechnics 119 119 124
Female Wananga 1 3 3
Female Private Training Establishments 37 47 53
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 50 51 52
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 18 37 28
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 218 212 273
Female Total 708 701 732
Male Universities 168 165 132
Male Polytechnics 126 93 96
Male Wananga 5 0 1
Male Private Training Establishments 35 32 53
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 69 69 56
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 109 125 136
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 292 279 320
Male Total 804 763 794
Māori Universities 39 42 54
Māori Polytechnics 56 45 45
Māori Wananga 6 1 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 21 24 26
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 45 44 45
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 22 41 43
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 172 144 215
Māori Total 361 341 430
Pacific Universities 10 4 5
Pacific Polytechnics 13 7 12
Pacific Wananga 1 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 1 2
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 2 6
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 1 6
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 19 23
Pacific Total 40 34 54
Asian Universities 30 27 23
Asian Polytechnics 12 4 10
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 2 0 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 11 6 9
Asian Total 55 38 46
MELAA Universities 6 9 4
MELAA Polytechnics 2 5 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 2 2 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 2 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 3 8
MELAA Total 17 21 19
Other Universities 3 3 3
Other Polytechnics 1 1 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 5 4
Other Total 13 10 11
European/Pākehā Universities 374 335 281
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 183 171 172
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 2 3
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 56 57 84
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 86 79 72
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 112 127 127
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 353 374 420
European/Pākehā Total 1,165 1,145 1,159
Total Universities 433 397 331
Total Polytechnics 245 212 220
Total Wananga 6 3 4
Total Private Training Establishments 72 79 106
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 119 120 108
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 127 162 164
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 510 491 593
Total Total 1,512 1,464 1,526

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 209 259 231
Female Polytechnics 105 82 101
Female Wananga 2 7 1
Female Private Training Establishments 34 33 36
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 17 20 14
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 42 31 52
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 236 276 266
Female Total 645 708 701
Male Universities 151 168 164
Male Polytechnics 86 85 62
Male Wananga 3 5 2
Male Private Training Establishments 19 26 27
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 18 14
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 139 152 160
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 323 350 334
Male Total 736 804 763
Māori Universities 32 40 38
Māori Polytechnics 45 31 38
Māori Wananga 5 10 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 8 15 21
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 20 16
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 35 35 51
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 158 210 175
Māori Total 297 361 341
Pacific Universities x 9 7
Pacific Polytechnics x 5 5
Pacific Wananga x 1 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments x 0 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 0 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships x 3 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 22 16
Pacific Total x 40 34
Asian Universities 28 31 26
Asian Polytechnics 7 10 3
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 2 1 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 13 7
Asian Total 47 55 38
MELAA Universities 10 6 9
MELAA Polytechnics 5 2 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 2 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 6 5
MELAA Total 24 17 21
Other Universities x 3 3
Other Polytechnics x 1 0
Other Wananga x 0 1
Other Private Training Establishments x 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x 1 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 8 6
Other Total x 13 10
European/Pākehā Universities 301 367 335
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 144 129 131
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 4 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 42 44 45
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 20 23 14
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 153 154 171
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 409 444 448
European/Pākehā Total 1,070 1,165 1,145
Total Universities 360 427 395
Total Polytechnics 191 167 163
Total Wananga 5 12 3
Total Private Training Establishments 53 59 63
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 32 38 28
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 181 183 212
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 559 626 600
Total Total 1,381 1,512 1,464

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.