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 497 428 485
Female Polytechnics 15 7 21
Female Wananga 1 1 0
Female Private Training Establishments 58 52 43
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 4 7
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 6 13
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 141 144 126
Female Total 726 642 695
Male Universities 446 432 448
Male Polytechnics 25 37 20
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 30 33 37
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 12 6
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 50 43 61
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 171 221 181
Male Total 730 778 753
Māori Universities 43 41 48
Māori Polytechnics 1 3 2
Māori Wananga 1 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 10 7 10
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 3 2
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 8 14
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 27 44 38
Māori Total 90 106 114
Pacific Universities 29 24 38
Pacific Polytechnics 6 1 3
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 8 7 7
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 4 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 6 5
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 25 26
Pacific Total 77 67 80
Asian Universities 323 308 352
Asian Polytechnics 2 8 5
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 19 18 13
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 3 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 58 78 53
Asian Total 407 417 429
MELAA Universities 50 49 35
MELAA Polytechnics 2 3 5
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 2 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 13 16
MELAA Total 61 69 58
Other Universities 1 6 5
Other Polytechnics 0 2 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 1 0 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 0 4
Other Total 6 8 11
European/Pākehā Universities 545 476 531
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 33 33 30
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 56 57 57
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 9 9
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 51 42 60
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 217 251 205
European/Pākehā Total 911 869 892
Total Universities 943 860 933
Total Polytechnics 40 44 41
Total Wananga 1 1 0
Total Private Training Establishments 88 85 80
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 16 13
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 54 49 74
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 312 365 307
Total Total 1,456 1,420 1,448

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. 'na' = not applicable.
  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 459 495 435
Female Polytechnics 29 17 10
Female Wananga 1 1 0
Female Private Training Establishments 27 32 24
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 4 1
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 8 7
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 168 169 165
Female Total 693 726 642
Male Universities 401 433 417
Male Polytechnics 30 25 23
Male Wananga 1 1 0
Male Private Training Establishments 33 30 40
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 4 1
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 62 74 71
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 208 163 226
Male Total 738 730 778
Māori Universities 27 39 44
Māori Polytechnics 4 2 1
Māori Wananga 0 1 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 2 6 7
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 2 0
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 10 6
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 35 30 48
Māori Total 75 90 106
Pacific Universities 31 31 21
Pacific Polytechnics 1 4 1
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 4 5 7
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 4 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 2 8
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 31 28
Pacific Total 71 77 67
Asian Universities 299 321 301
Asian Polytechnics 6 5 6
Asian Wananga 1 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 11 14 10
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 2 7
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 61 64 93
Asian Total 382 407 417
MELAA Universities 46 50 49
MELAA Polytechnics 4 1 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 2 1 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 1 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 20 8 14
MELAA Total 74 61 69
Other Universities 3 1 7
Other Polytechnics 0 0 1
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 1 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 4 0
Other Total 9 6 8
European/Pākehā Universities 486 531 478
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 46 32 25
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 41 43 47
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 4 0
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 60 74 68
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 251 226 251
European/Pākehā Total 888 911 869
Total Universities 860 928 852
Total Polytechnics 59 42 33
Total Wananga 2 2 0
Total Private Training Establishments 60 62 64
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 8 2
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 69 82 78
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 376 332 391
Total Total 1,431 1,456 1,420

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. 'na' = not applicable.
  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.