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 385 438 422
Female Polytechnics 195 178 219
Female Wananga 18 14 11
Female Private Training Establishments 80 66 95
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 124 131 77
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 46 50
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 544 547 587
Female Total 1,396 1,420 1,461
Male Universities 318 287 278
Male Polytechnics 164 163 168
Male Wananga 9 7 4
Male Private Training Establishments 55 54 82
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 151 146 136
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 155 165 208
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 638 713 740
Male Total 1,490 1,535 1,616
Māori Universities 112 99 120
Māori Polytechnics 103 104 107
Māori Wananga 24 16 14
Māori Private Training Establishments 48 46 77
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 128 136 111
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 58 60 68
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 435 498 528
Māori Total 908 959 1,025
Pacific Universities 30 28 31
Pacific Polytechnics 20 25 24
Pacific Wananga 1 4 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 4 9 10
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 16 11 17
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 9 5
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 74 75 88
Pacific Total 150 161 175
Asian Universities 61 75 87
Asian Polytechnics 24 19 24
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 7 1 7
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 4 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 6 6
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 41 35 43
Asian Total 143 140 169
MELAA Universities 12 14 16
MELAA Polytechnics 1 2 2
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 1 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 2 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 18 16
MELAA Total 22 37 39
Other Universities 1 7 1
Other Polytechnics 1 5 7
Other Wananga 1 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 1 1 2
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 1 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 11 12
Other Total 12 25 24
European/Pākehā Universities 568 559 532
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 252 245 286
European/Pākehā Wananga 4 7 3
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 94 78 110
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 145 170 126
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 161 160 208
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 772 830 869
European/Pākehā Total 1,996 2,049 2,134
Total Universities 703 725 700
Total Polytechnics 359 341 387
Total Wananga 27 21 15
Total Private Training Establishments 135 120 177
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 275 277 213
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 205 211 258
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,182 1,260 1,327
Total Total 2,886 2,955 3,077

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 408 400 446
Female Polytechnics 154 187 184
Female Wananga 12 21 14
Female Private Training Establishments 88 63 67
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 39 35 36
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 85 67 72
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 537 623 601
Female Total 1,323 1,396 1,420
Male Universities 303 313 291
Male Polytechnics 148 137 131
Male Wananga 8 10 4
Male Private Training Establishments 43 45 45
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 58 58 48
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 244 197 219
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 740 730 797
Male Total 1,544 1,490 1,535
Māori Universities 78 109 108
Māori Polytechnics 68 85 85
Māori Wananga 15 23 14
Māori Private Training Establishments 46 44 46
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 38 49 45
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 88 70 93
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 477 528 568
Māori Total 810 908 959
Pacific Universities 18 30 20
Pacific Polytechnics 12 18 21
Pacific Wananga 2 2 3
Pacific Private Training Establishments 8 4 5
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 5 6
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 12 8 16
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 66 83 90
Pacific Total 126 150 161
Asian Universities 67 65 76
Asian Polytechnics 16 15 15
Asian Wananga 0 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 3 7 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 7 6
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 36 47 41
Asian Total 128 143 140
MELAA Universities 11 12 15
MELAA Polytechnics 3 0 5
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 0 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 10 14
MELAA Total 23 22 37
Other Universities 3 1 8
Other Polytechnics 3 1 3
Other Wananga 0 1 0
Other Private Training Establishments 1 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 2 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 7 12
Other Total 19 12 25
European/Pākehā Universities 571 575 574
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 213 236 226
European/Pākehā Wananga 7 9 5
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 83 69 68
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 56 52 49
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 261 203 218
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 842 852 909
European/Pākehā Total 2,033 1,996 2,049
Total Universities 711 713 737
Total Polytechnics 302 324 315
Total Wananga 20 31 18
Total Private Training Establishments 131 108 112
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 97 93 84
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 329 264 291
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,277 1,353 1,398
Total Total 2,867 2,886 2,955

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.