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 239 221 275
Female Polytechnics 71 50 72
Female Wananga 4 2 5
Female Private Training Establishments 77 59 72
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 45 32 39
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 13 13 13
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 225 267 229
Female Total 674 644 705
Male Universities 225 170 189
Male Polytechnics 69 48 61
Male Wananga 4 2 0
Male Private Training Establishments 37 37 37
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 50 58 41
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 61 71 74
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 286 323 314
Male Total 732 709 716
Māori Universities 37 33 56
Māori Polytechnics 19 17 24
Māori Wananga 3 2 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 26 17 14
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 34 32 35
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 14 11 14
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 123 154 150
Māori Total 256 266 294
Pacific Universities 79 65 96
Pacific Polytechnics 32 26 27
Pacific Wananga 5 2 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 24 33 37
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 33 35 29
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 16 17 7
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 146 200 176
Pacific Total 335 378 374
Asian Universities 165 134 151
Asian Polytechnics 26 18 30
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 21 10 12
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 10 4
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 3 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 45 49 51
Asian Total 262 224 250
MELAA Universities 26 x 21
MELAA Polytechnics 10 x 12
MELAA Wananga 0 x 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 4 x 7
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 x 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 x 19
MELAA Total 61 x 62
Other Universities 4 x 3
Other Polytechnics 0 x 0
Other Wananga 0 x 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 x 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 x 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x 2
Other Total 7 x 6
European/Pākehā Universities 192 184 201
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 76 54 60
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 57 45 54
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 40 36 39
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 47 62 69
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 256 277 242
European/Pākehā Total 668 658 667
Total Universities 464 391 464
Total Polytechnics 140 98 133
Total Wananga 8 4 5
Total Private Training Establishments 114 96 109
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 95 90 80
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 74 84 87
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 511 590 543
Total Total 1,406 1,353 1,421

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 240 227 225
Female Polytechnics 60 56 44
Female Wananga 10 5 3
Female Private Training Establishments 58 51 45
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 16 19 6
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 19 20 17
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 255 296 304
Female Total 658 674 644
Male Universities 182 212 156
Male Polytechnics 79 47 43
Male Wananga 7 4 4
Male Private Training Establishments 42 35 37
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 16 21
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 79 83 97
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 350 335 351
Male Total 760 732 709
Māori Universities 36 36 38
Māori Polytechnics 21 13 17
Māori Wananga 9 6 3
Māori Private Training Establishments 26 14 18
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 11 10
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 13 17 21
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 135 159 159
Māori Total 255 256 266
Pacific Universities 80 74 67
Pacific Polytechnics 27 29 19
Pacific Wananga 7 4 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 30 16 23
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 17 7
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 12 18 25
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 168 177 235
Pacific Total 338 335 378
Asian Universities 121 159 136
Asian Polytechnics 26 18 18
Asian Wananga 2 0 3
Asian Private Training Establishments 16 18 8
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 7 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 60 52
Asian Total 223 262 224
MELAA Universities 21 26 x
MELAA Polytechnics 5 6 x
MELAA Wananga 1 0 x
MELAA Private Training Establishments 5 2 x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 26 24 x
MELAA Total 60 61 x
Other Universities 7 4 x
Other Polytechnics 1 0 x
Other Wananga 0 0 x
Other Private Training Establishments 2 0 x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 3 x
Other Total 16 7 x
European/Pākehā Universities 187 182 166
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 75 48 49
European/Pākehā Wananga 4 2 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 39 49 45
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 12 13
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 78 71 84
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 288 304 300
European/Pākehā Total 680 668 658
Total Universities 422 439 381
Total Polytechnics 139 103 87
Total Wananga 17 9 7
Total Private Training Establishments 100 86 82
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 37 35 27
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 98 103 114
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 605 631 655
Total Total 1,418 1,406 1,353

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.