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.

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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 1,133 1,130 1,220
Female Polytechnics 286 360 357
Female Wananga 17 5 19
Female Private Training Establishments 207 203 203
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 173 143 142
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 62 68 74
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 880 886 1,055
Female Total 2,758 2,795 3,070
Male Universities 1,006 945 1,022
Male Polytechnics 413 306 368
Male Wananga 19 11 7
Male Private Training Establishments 138 143 138
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 253 237 209
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 163 199 256
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,135 1,118 1,219
Male Total 3,127 2,959 3,219
Māori Universities 182 176 222
Māori Polytechnics 137 133 154
Māori Wananga 23 12 21
Māori Private Training Establishments 73 64 64
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 168 148 147
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 35 73
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 473 470 631
Māori Total 1,106 1,038 1,312
Pacific Universities 135 152 154
Pacific Polytechnics 112 111 112
Pacific Wananga 8 1 4
Pacific Private Training Establishments 45 47 52
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 77 73 62
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 22 30 33
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 318 333 381
Pacific Total 717 747 798
Asian Universities 386 382 439
Asian Polytechnics 70 53 62
Asian Wananga 1 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 15 23 24
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 15 8
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 9 8
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 107 110 131
Asian Total 594 592 673
MELAA Universities 55 47 61
MELAA Polytechnics 23 20 24
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 10 16 13
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 8 5
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 2 8
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 57 53 68
MELAA Total 150 146 179
Other Universities 17 10 9
Other Polytechnics 7 3 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 3 3
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 1 2
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 15 24
Other Total 45 33 41
European/Pākehā Universities 1,521 1,465 1,553
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 412 422 464
European/Pākehā Wananga 8 3 5
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 242 225 226
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 231 198 204
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 167 214 273
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,250 1,294 1,410
European/Pākehā Total 3,831 3,821 4,135
Total Universities 2,139 2,075 2,242
Total Polytechnics 699 666 725
Total Wananga 36 16 26
Total Private Training Establishments 345 346 341
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 426 380 351
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 225 267 330
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2,015 2,004 2,274
Total Total 5,885 5,754 6,289

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 1,146 1,148 1,196
Female Polytechnics 323 276 312
Female Wananga 13 21 12
Female Private Training Establishments 178 198 180
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 59 69 55
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 85 81 73
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 954 965 967
Female Total 2,758 2,758 2,795
Male Universities 976 1,003 938
Male Polytechnics 304 333 252
Male Wananga 11 10 8
Male Private Training Establishments 135 110 122
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 79 88 51
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 234 260 312
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,094 1,323 1,276
Male Total 2,833 3,127 2,959
Māori Universities 147 164 167
Māori Polytechnics 108 126 101
Māori Wananga 16 20 14
Māori Private Training Establishments 57 51 58
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 72 78 50
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 59 69 67
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 528 598 581
Māori Total 987 1,106 1,038
Pacific Universities 147 121 149
Pacific Polytechnics 84 87 85
Pacific Wananga 5 4 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 41 41 51
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 27 30 20
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 25 33 45
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 364 401 395
Pacific Total 693 717 747
Asian Universities 365 390 376
Asian Polytechnics 58 60 48
Asian Wananga 0 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 22 18 21
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 4 4
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 9 10 9
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 106 111 134
Asian Total 564 594 592
MELAA Universities 37 55 42
MELAA Polytechnics 25 12 27
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 13 13 11
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 1 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 4 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 45 65 64
MELAA Total 124 150 146
Other Universities 17 19 8
Other Polytechnics 8 3 3
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 3 0 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 2 3
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 20 18
Other Total 54 45 33
European/Pākehā Universities 1,523 1,552 1,544
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 394 376 369
European/Pākehā Wananga 6 9 5
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 206 212 191
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 55 71 57
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 247 256 305
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1,205 1,355 1,350
European/Pākehā Total 3,636 3,831 3,821
Total Universities 2,122 2,151 2,134
Total Polytechnics 627 609 564
Total Wananga 24 31 20
Total Private Training Establishments 313 308 302
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 138 157 106
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 319 341 385
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2,048 2,288 2,243
Total Total 5,591 5,885 5,754

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.