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 340 328 377
Female Polytechnics 34 30 28
Female Wananga 3 4 4
Female Private Training Establishments 31 52 48
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 15 9
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 5 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 161 170 160
Female Total 585 604 631
Male Universities 250 239 273
Male Polytechnics 25 37 28
Male Wananga 3 2 0
Male Private Training Establishments 18 19 22
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 13 5
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 16 25 37
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 146 146 136
Male Total 473 481 501
Māori Universities 45 53 58
Māori Polytechnics 5 16 16
Māori Wananga 3 6 4
Māori Private Training Establishments 6 11 15
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 10 8
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 6 7
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 60 84 81
Māori Total 133 186 189
Pacific Universities 138 117 125
Pacific Polytechnics 22 17 21
Pacific Wananga 4 1 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 20 29 31
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 15 8
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 8 12
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 105 98 100
Pacific Total 309 285 299
Asian Universities 131 134 153
Asian Polytechnics 7 4 6
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 3 5 7
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 2 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 37 40 37
Asian Total 180 185 206
MELAA Universities 15 15 13
MELAA Polytechnics 0 2 5
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 6 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 6 3
MELAA Total 20 29 22
Other Universities 3 6 4
Other Polytechnics 0 0 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 0 1 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 3 2
Other Total 7 10 7
European/Pākehā Universities 295 291 345
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 29 31 16
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 21 29 23
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 8 2
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 17 29
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 129 128 116
European/Pākehā Total 492 505 531
Total Universities 590 567 650
Total Polytechnics 59 67 56
Total Wananga 6 6 4
Total Private Training Establishments 49 71 70
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 27 28 14
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 20 30 42
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 307 316 296
Total Total 1,058 1,085 1,132

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 339 331 328
Female Polytechnics 38 28 31
Female Wananga 2 2 3
Female Private Training Establishments 40 27 43
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 4 8
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 6 8
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 137 187 183
Female Total 573 585 604
Male Universities 205 243 247
Male Polytechnics 38 23 23
Male Wananga 3 1 2
Male Private Training Establishments 21 22 15
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 6 5
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 24 30 32
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 162 148 157
Male Total 461 473 481
Māori Universities 35 42 49
Māori Polytechnics 16 9 9
Māori Wananga 3 1 4
Māori Private Training Establishments 14 12 13
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 1 5
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 9 3 10
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 59 65 96
Māori Total 146 133 186
Pacific Universities 104 120 103
Pacific Polytechnics 22 17 19
Pacific Wananga 1 2 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 14 16 23
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 5 8
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 9 14 10
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 87 135 120
Pacific Total 242 309 285
Asian Universities 129 132 137
Asian Polytechnics 10 5 5
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 9 5 5
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 2 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 42 35 36
Asian Total 193 180 185
MELAA Universities 15 13 16
MELAA Polytechnics 2 1 2
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 2 0 4
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 6 7
MELAA Total 27 20 29
Other Universities 6 3 8
Other Polytechnics 1 0 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 1 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 3 2
Other Total 9 7 10
European/Pākehā Universities 284 296 307
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 31 21 24
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 32 20 24
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 4 3
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 15 22 23
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 129 129 124
European/Pākehā Total 498 492 505
Total Universities 544 574 575
Total Polytechnics 76 51 54
Total Wananga 5 3 5
Total Private Training Establishments 61 49 58
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 10 13
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 31 36 40
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 299 335 340
Total Total 1,034 1,058 1,085

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.