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 337 353 320
Female Polytechnics 8 9 18
Female Wananga 0 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 45 41 38
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 9 10
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 7 12
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 166 165 214
Female Total 570 584 612
Male Universities 280 258 302
Male Polytechnics 37 25 34
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 46 24 28
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 14 12
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 40 65 67
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 182 227 235
Male Total 595 613 678
Māori Universities 18 29 26
Māori Polytechnics 3 3 6
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 5 4 9
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 6 3
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 4 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 48 43 69
Māori Total 85 89 118
Pacific Universities 8 9 3
Pacific Polytechnics 2 4 4
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 2 2 3
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 1 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 14 30
Pacific Total 32 31 44
Asian Universities 153 154 196
Asian Polytechnics 8 8 9
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 10 8 4
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 56 68 62
Asian Total 228 240 272
MELAA Universities 37 48 40
MELAA Polytechnics 3 1 4
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 6 4 0
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 6
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 21 21
MELAA Total 66 77 72
Other Universities 7 6 4
Other Polytechnics 0 0 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 1 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 3 6
Other Total 10 10 11
European/Pākehā Universities 423 423 396
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 34 21 34
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 72 52 60
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 18 15
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 44 66 68
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 238 274 323
European/Pākehā Total 819 854 896
Total Universities 617 611 622
Total Polytechnics 45 34 52
Total Wananga 0 0 0
Total Private Training Establishments 91 65 66
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 23 22
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 72 79
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 348 392 449
Total Total 1,165 1,197 1,290

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 336 341 343
Female Polytechnics 11 11 16
Female Wananga 1 2 1
Female Private Training Establishments 32 36 33
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 0 1
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 14 8 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 149 172 180
Female Total 547 570 584
Male Universities 299 266 256
Male Polytechnics 20 25 26
Male Wananga 0 0 1
Male Private Training Establishments 22 40 24
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 4 7
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 46 51 76
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 183 209 223
Male Total 572 595 613
Māori Universities 14 20 25
Māori Polytechnics 1 5 3
Māori Wananga 0 1 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 4 3 4
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 2
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 9 10
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 29 46 45
Māori Total 53 85 89
Pacific Universities 5 6 6
Pacific Polytechnics 3 2 2
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 1 2 0
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 12 20 21
Pacific Total 23 32 31
Asian Universities 179 152 149
Asian Polytechnics 4 4 8
Asian Wananga 1 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 8 12 6
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 2 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 68 57 73
Asian Total 261 228 240
MELAA Universities 38 39 44
MELAA Polytechnics 2 3 5
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 8 5
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 26 15 21
MELAA Total 67 66 77
Other Universities 7 7 6
Other Polytechnics 1 0 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 1 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 2 3
Other Total 10 10 10
European/Pākehā Universities 415 414 418
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 21 25 27
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 41 57 48
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 1 5
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 55 49 75
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 215 272 279
European/Pākehā Total 752 819 854
Total Universities 635 607 599
Total Polytechnics 31 36 42
Total Wananga 1 2 2
Total Private Training Establishments 54 76 57
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 4 8
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 60 59 86
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 332 381 403
Total Total 1,119 1,165 1,197

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.