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 289 266 303
Female Polytechnics 122 148 159
Female Wananga 1 0 2
Female Private Training Establishments 15 22 24
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 49 41 40
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 18 22 16
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 169 195 182
Female Total 663 694 726
Male Universities 262 232 223
Male Polytechnics 168 128 180
Male Wananga 1 0 1
Male Private Training Establishments 7 9 9
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 82 64 45
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 60 53 90
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 219 222 235
Male Total 799 708 783
Māori Universities 46 43 45
Māori Polytechnics 33 22 45
Māori Wananga 2 0 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 4 7 2
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 38 20 21
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 11 6
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 46 56 65
Māori Total 175 159 186
Pacific Universities 18 10 10
Pacific Polytechnics 15 10 10
Pacific Wananga 0 0 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 4 7
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 2 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 20 24 26
Pacific Total 62 50 56
Asian Universities 47 27 42
Asian Polytechnics 16 7 13
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 1 1
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 2 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 19 21 23
Asian Total 84 58 80
MELAA Universities 5 6 8
MELAA Polytechnics 1 2 2
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 4 7
MELAA Total 14 12 18
Other Universities 4 6 6
Other Polytechnics 2 2 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 3 1
Other Total 7 12 11
European/Pākehā Universities 463 435 449
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 241 246 294
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 0 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 20 25 31
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 99 83 68
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 70 67 104
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 310 341 340
European/Pākehā Total 1,204 1,197 1,288
Total Universities 551 498 526
Total Polytechnics 290 276 339
Total Wananga 2 0 3
Total Private Training Establishments 22 31 33
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 131 105 85
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 78 75 106
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 388 417 417
Total Total 1,462 1,402 1,509

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 276 277 263
Female Polytechnics 140 129 145
Female Wananga 1 3 3
Female Private Training Establishments 21 13 22
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 22 17 11
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 24 27 23
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 180 197 227
Female Total 664 663 694
Male Universities 205 247 231
Male Polytechnics 118 127 112
Male Wananga 2 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 4 6 13
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 33 32 15
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 82 94 83
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 254 293 254
Male Total 698 799 708
Māori Universities 36 37 44
Māori Polytechnics 26 25 29
Māori Wananga 1 3 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 3 5 4
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 20 6
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 14 12 9
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 56 73 66
Māori Total 144 175 159
Pacific Universities 10 18 11
Pacific Polytechnics 6 6 5
Pacific Wananga 0 1 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 1 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 3 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 33 30
Pacific Total 38 62 50
Asian Universities 46 46 28
Asian Polytechnics 12 21 10
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 16 19
Asian Total 82 84 58
MELAA Universities 4 5 7
MELAA Polytechnics 0 2 2
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 6 3
MELAA Total 9 14 12
Other Universities 4 4 6
Other Polytechnics 0 2 1
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 1 5
Other Total 9 7 12
European/Pākehā Universities 414 441 428
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 228 212 226
European/Pākehā Wananga 2 0 3
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 23 16 30
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 46 32 20
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 94 109 98
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 360 394 392
European/Pākehā Total 1,167 1,204 1,197
Total Universities 481 524 494
Total Polytechnics 258 256 257
Total Wananga 3 3 3
Total Private Training Establishments 25 19 35
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 55 49 26
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 106 121 106
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 434 490 481
Total Total 1,362 1,462 1,402

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.