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 204 228 216
Female Polytechnics 27 9 14
Female Wananga 2 1 0
Female Private Training Establishments 48 39 61
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 14 9
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 12 8 20
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 176 172 164
Female Total 478 471 484
Male Universities 138 167 153
Male Polytechnics 31 16 25
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 35 24 32
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 11 5
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 73 73 61
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 201 231 233
Male Total 492 522 509
Māori Universities 16 18 21
Māori Polytechnics 6 4 4
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 7 5 8
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 8 5
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 4 8
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 28 40 39
Māori Total 66 79 85
Pacific Universities 6 7 x
Pacific Polytechnics 2 0 x
Pacific Wananga 0 0 x
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 0 x
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 x
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 11 x
Pacific Total 11 20 x
Asian Universities 30 37 41
Asian Polytechnics 5 1 3
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 1 2 3
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 1 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 20 15
Asian Total 51 61 64
MELAA Universities 14 7 14
MELAA Polytechnics 2 2 1
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 5 1 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 2 4
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 17 14
MELAA Total 41 30 37
Other Universities 1 1 x
Other Polytechnics 0 0 x
Other Wananga 0 0 x
Other Private Training Establishments 0 2 x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 2 x
Other Total 5 8 x
European/Pākehā Universities 287 342 298
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 48 20 33
European/Pākehā Wananga 2 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 72 56 85
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 20 8
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 74 73 72
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 334 350 355
European/Pākehā Total 838 862 851
Total Universities 342 395 369
Total Polytechnics 58 25 39
Total Wananga 2 1 0
Total Private Training Establishments 83 63 93
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 23 25 14
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 85 81 81
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 377 403 397
Total Total 970 993 993

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 228 209 224
Female Polytechnics 16 23 14
Female Wananga 1 3 0
Female Private Training Establishments 40 44 40
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 1 0
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 15 16 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 176 182 183
Female Total 485 478 471
Male Universities 154 129 171
Male Polytechnics 32 19 14
Male Wananga 0 0 1
Male Private Training Establishments 28 20 18
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 7 5
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 81 101 87
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 221 216 226
Male Total 525 492 522
Māori Universities 15 15 16
Māori Polytechnics 1 4 1
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 5 2 9
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 2 2
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 13 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 30 46
Māori Total 59 66 79
Pacific Universities 5 4 5
Pacific Polytechnics 1 1 0
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 4 12
Pacific Total 16 11 20
Asian Universities 24 33 38
Asian Polytechnics 1 4 2
Asian Wananga 1 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 6 1 5
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 6 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 14 7 13
Asian Total 47 51 61
MELAA Universities 13 20 9
MELAA Polytechnics 1 2 2
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 2 5 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 11 15
MELAA Total 33 41 30
Other Universities 2 1 2
Other Polytechnics 1 0 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 3
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 3 3
Other Total 7 5 8
European/Pākehā Universities 331 280 340
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 43 35 25
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 3 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 56 57 49
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 7 4
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 94 101 87
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 341 355 356
European/Pākehā Total 877 838 862
Total Universities 382 338 395
Total Polytechnics 48 42 28
Total Wananga 1 3 1
Total Private Training Establishments 68 64 58
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 8 5
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 96 117 97
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 397 398 409
Total Total 1,010 970 993

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.