Progression to Tertiary > 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 other territorial authorities in this region by using the drop down menu above. For territorial authorities in other regions 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 419 463 475
Female Polytechnics 207 180 175
Female Wananga 12 8 9
Female Private Training Establishments 113 107 104
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 95 86 81
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 25 31 24
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 348 396 442
Female Total 1,219 1,271 1,310
Male Universities 392 398 354
Male Polytechnics 205 189 197
Male Wananga 8 9 3
Male Private Training Establishments 60 45 65
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 128 101 113
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 121 132 151
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 510 496 567
Male Total 1,424 1,370 1,450
Māori Universities 88 114 138
Māori Polytechnics 93 86 99
Māori Wananga 16 13 9
Māori Private Training Establishments 44 46 60
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 116 95 109
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 34 36 30
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 302 314 374
Māori Total 693 704 819
Pacific Universities 26 44 41
Pacific Polytechnics 30 30 26
Pacific Wananga 0 2 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 14 8 15
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 16 10
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 8 5
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 79 78 72
Pacific Total 165 186 170
Asian Universities 163 173 182
Asian Polytechnics 32 44 32
Asian Wananga 1 2 2
Asian Private Training Establishments 11 8 7
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 6 3
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 4 8
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 69 53 74
Asian Total 289 290 308
MELAA Universities 27 23 28
MELAA Polytechnics 14 19 23
MELAA Wananga 0 0 1
MELAA Private Training Establishments 6 3 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 5 5
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 4 3
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 24 20 33
MELAA Total 74 74 96
Other Universities 5 8 6
Other Polytechnics 4 3 4
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 2 1 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 9 6
Other Total 16 22 19
European/Pākehā Universities 550 573 517
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 264 217 228
European/Pākehā Wananga 3 2 5
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 108 97 106
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 107 87 92
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 120 126 142
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 470 522 572
European/Pākehā Total 1,622 1,624 1,662
Total Universities 811 861 829
Total Polytechnics 412 369 372
Total Wananga 20 17 12
Total Private Training Establishments 173 152 169
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 223 187 194
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 146 163 175
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 858 892 1,009
Total Total 2,643 2,641 2,760

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 428 430 466
Female Polytechnics 198 176 169
Female Wananga 18 13 14
Female Private Training Establishments 83 95 100
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 47 35 28
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 35 43 31
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 422 427 463
Female Total 1,231 1,219 1,271
Male Universities 374 402 389
Male Polytechnics 129 131 139
Male Wananga 6 14 8
Male Private Training Establishments 55 47 42
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 50 39 21
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 166 195 186
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 479 596 585
Male Total 1,259 1,424 1,370
Māori Universities 98 86 108
Māori Polytechnics 59 58 62
Māori Wananga 22 23 16
Māori Private Training Establishments 42 47 45
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 55 47 32
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 66 49
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 315 366 392
Māori Total 641 693 704
Pacific Universities 35 32 48
Pacific Polytechnics 16 14 24
Pacific Wananga 2 0 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 9 14 10
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 6 6
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 8 8
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 64 91 88
Pacific Total 147 165 186
Asian Universities 155 165 171
Asian Polytechnics 38 27 37
Asian Wananga 0 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 7 7 9
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 1 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 9 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 59 79 69
Asian Total 267 289 290
MELAA Universities 31 32 28
MELAA Polytechnics 16 11 17
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 3 2 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 0 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 19 29 24
MELAA Total 76 74 74
Other Universities 5 5 8
Other Polytechnics 1 1 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 2 2 2
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 6 10
Other Total 12 16 22
European/Pākehā Universities 517 565 565
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 214 220 183
European/Pākehā Wananga 3 6 9
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 88 79 84
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 37 31 18
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 150 183 172
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 518 538 593
European/Pākehā Total 1,527 1,622 1,624
Total Universities 802 832 855
Total Polytechnics 327 307 308
Total Wananga 24 27 22
Total Private Training Establishments 138 142 142
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 97 74 49
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 201 238 217
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 901 1,023 1,048
Total Total 2,490 2,643 2,641

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.