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 613 634 693
Female Polytechnics 100 107 113
Female Wananga 1 0 1
Female Private Training Establishments 55 66 62
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 36 25 23
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 20 22 24
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 322 339 401
Female Total 1,147 1,193 1,317
Male Universities 594 541 599
Male Polytechnics 131 117 109
Male Wananga 3 4 3
Male Private Training Establishments 48 50 50
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 59 46 46
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 44 61 58
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 420 388 423
Male Total 1,299 1,207 1,288
Māori Universities 76 76 98
Māori Polytechnics 40 32 37
Māori Wananga 3 3 3
Māori Private Training Establishments 17 10 15
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 28 23 18
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 7 14
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 102 116 152
Māori Total 277 267 337
Pacific Universities 69 81 85
Pacific Polytechnics 24 26 36
Pacific Wananga 1 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 12 17 16
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 13 10
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 14 10
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 105 101 117
Pacific Total 235 252 274
Asian Universities 256 256 286
Asian Polytechnics 39 30 28
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 6 12 12
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 4 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 2 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 59 66 89
Asian Total 368 370 419
MELAA Universities 33 24 42
MELAA Polytechnics 10 9 15
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 3 8 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 3 3
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 5
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 20 36 35
MELAA Total 67 81 103
Other Universities 13 4 5
Other Polytechnics 2 1 1
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 2 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 13 10 12
Other Total 31 18 20
European/Pākehā Universities 860 823 886
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 140 152 145
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 77 77 77
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 60 38 50
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 51 67 68
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 500 491 529
European/Pākehā Total 1,688 1,649 1,755
Total Universities 1,207 1,175 1,292
Total Polytechnics 231 224 222
Total Wananga 4 4 4
Total Private Training Establishments 103 116 112
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 95 71 69
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 64 83 82
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 742 727 824
Total Total 2,446 2,400 2,605

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 633 639 685
Female Polytechnics 95 88 106
Female Wananga 1 3 2
Female Private Training Establishments 56 58 55
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 11 12
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 24 26 24
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 317 322 309
Female Total 1,138 1,147 1,193
Male Universities 553 598 553
Male Polytechnics 110 125 97
Male Wananga 1 3 2
Male Private Training Establishments 59 39 41
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 20 10
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 60 74 96
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 362 440 408
Male Total 1,166 1,299 1,207
Māori Universities 59 74 79
Māori Polytechnics 25 35 32
Māori Wananga 1 3 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 14 9 13
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 9 7
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 15 16
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 121 132 118
Māori Total 249 277 267
Pacific Universities 71 61 80
Pacific Polytechnics 26 20 24
Pacific Wananga 1 3 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 14 14 11
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 7 6
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 13 21
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 114 117 110
Pacific Total 240 235 252
Asian Universities 242 258 252
Asian Polytechnics 27 36 25
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 14 6 10
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 2 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 5 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 64 61 77
Asian Total 351 368 370
MELAA Universities 25 30 22
MELAA Polytechnics 10 6 15
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 10 2 5
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 27 37
MELAA Total 70 67 81
Other Universities 7 14 4
Other Polytechnics 5 0 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 3 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 0 2
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 16 10
Other Total 32 31 18
European/Pākehā Universities 848 897 889
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 131 133 137
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 69 74 68
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 16 10
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 69 75 89
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 414 492 454
European/Pākehā Total 1,543 1,688 1,649
Total Universities 1,186 1,237 1,238
Total Polytechnics 205 213 203
Total Wananga 2 6 4
Total Private Training Establishments 115 97 96
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 33 31 22
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 84 100 120
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 679 762 717
Total Total 2,304 2,446 2,400

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.