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 227 248 244
Female Polytechnics 54 37 37
Female Wananga 3 3 3
Female Private Training Establishments 62 42 68
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 37 41 22
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 12 8
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 191 201 213
Female Total 584 584 595
Male Universities 197 174 187
Male Polytechnics 63 57 68
Male Wananga 7 1 1
Male Private Training Establishments 27 30 44
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 68 52 29
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 30 48 40
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 303 309 318
Male Total 695 671 687
Māori Universities 13 25 23
Māori Polytechnics 10 10 16
Māori Wananga 5 2 3
Māori Private Training Establishments 10 16 22
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 44 40 24
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 5 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 101 98 102
Māori Total 189 196 195
Pacific Universities 105 96 91
Pacific Polytechnics 35 39 37
Pacific Wananga 6 2 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 41 26 54
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 50 31 18
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 17 7
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 159 188 187
Pacific Total 407 399 396
Asian Universities 146 157 164
Asian Polytechnics 25 13 18
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 9 8 14
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 5 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 5 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 91 70 77
Asian Total 276 258 280
MELAA Universities 31 36 30
MELAA Polytechnics 12 6 6
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 5 1 8
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 1 2
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 12 12
MELAA Total 67 57 60
Other Universities 5 4 0
Other Polytechnics 2 0 1
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 2 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 2 4
Other Total 10 6 5
European/Pākehā Universities 159 134 156
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 42 32 36
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 30 31 35
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 24 35 16
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 23 36 31
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 168 205 208
European/Pākehā Total 446 473 482
Total Universities 424 422 431
Total Polytechnics 117 94 105
Total Wananga 10 4 4
Total Private Training Establishments 89 72 112
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 105 93 51
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 40 60 48
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 494 510 531
Total Total 1,279 1,255 1,282

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 222 217 244
Female Polytechnics 55 49 40
Female Wananga 4 5 6
Female Private Training Establishments 57 51 38
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 19 10 11
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 15 11 9
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 235 241 236
Female Total 607 584 584
Male Universities 177 186 172
Male Polytechnics 53 56 52
Male Wananga 3 3 4
Male Private Training Establishments 37 23 27
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 34 28 16
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 47 54 56
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 306 345 344
Male Total 657 695 671
Māori Universities 12 13 20
Māori Polytechnics 18 12 15
Māori Wananga 3 0 6
Māori Private Training Establishments 14 12 13
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 24 17 14
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 8 6
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 93 127 122
Māori Total 168 189 196
Pacific Universities 92 90 75
Pacific Polytechnics 31 23 36
Pacific Wananga 3 7 3
Pacific Private Training Establishments 36 32 23
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 17 10
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 16 14 17
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 207 224 235
Pacific Total 403 407 399
Asian Universities 152 137 163
Asian Polytechnics 19 24 13
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 11 8 6
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 6 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 77 101 71
Asian Total 264 276 258
MELAA Universities 29 29 34
MELAA Polytechnics 5 13 5
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 5 5 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 1 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 20 18 17
MELAA Total 62 67 57
Other Universities 3 7 4
Other Polytechnics 0 2 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 1 2
Other Total 8 10 6
European/Pākehā Universities 130 153 145
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 45 37 39
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 1 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 34 26 28
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 13 8 12
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 41 39 46
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 201 182 202
European/Pākehā Total 465 446 473
Total Universities 399 403 416
Total Polytechnics 108 105 92
Total Wananga 7 8 10
Total Private Training Establishments 94 74 65
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 53 38 27
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 62 65 65
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 541 586 580
Total Total 1,264 1,279 1,255

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.