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 743 734 741
Female Polytechnics 33 31 32
Female Wananga 1 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 50 45 51
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 12 11
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 10 9
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 234 241 216
Female Total 1,080 1,073 1,060
Male Universities 489 480 498
Male Polytechnics 61 49 57
Male Wananga 2 3 0
Male Private Training Establishments 44 34 33
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 31 29 26
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 33 59 46
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 236 262 238
Male Total 896 916 898
Māori Universities 64 64 78
Māori Polytechnics 12 13 14
Māori Wananga 2 3 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 14 15 14
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 13 13
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 11 10
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 62 77 66
Māori Total 173 196 195
Pacific Universities 99 124 112
Pacific Polytechnics 13 16 13
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 18 13 20
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 21 14
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 12 7
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 86 106 93
Pacific Total 236 292 259
Asian Universities 407 407 432
Asian Polytechnics 17 16 21
Asian Wananga 1 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 18 17 16
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 2 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 2 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 112 120 98
Asian Total 563 564 571
MELAA Universities 27 37 31
MELAA Polytechnics 9 4 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 5 2 5
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 12 14
MELAA Total 51 56 53
Other Universities 4 13 5
Other Polytechnics 0 1 1
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 2 3
Other Total 10 17 9
European/Pākehā Universities 704 656 683
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 48 43 46
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 52 42 52
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 11 15 16
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 31 52 48
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 235 244 235
European/Pākehā Total 1,081 1,052 1,080
Total Universities 1,232 1,214 1,239
Total Polytechnics 94 80 89
Total Wananga 3 3 0
Total Private Training Establishments 94 79 84
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 46 41 37
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 37 69 55
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 470 503 454
Total Total 1,976 1,989 1,958

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 728 737 717
Female Polytechnics 29 38 31
Female Wananga 2 2 2
Female Private Training Establishments 39 54 40
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 13 5 5
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 7 11
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 253 237 267
Female Total 1,069 1,080 1,073
Male Universities 534 477 460
Male Polytechnics 53 37 35
Male Wananga 3 2 1
Male Private Training Establishments 39 44 30
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 10 10
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 39 58 77
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 255 268 303
Male Total 932 896 916
Māori Universities 63 61 55
Māori Polytechnics 15 8 9
Māori Wananga 2 3 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 12 15 9
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 6 3
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 6 16
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 71 74 102
Māori Total 180 173 196
Pacific Universities 88 95 114
Pacific Polytechnics 18 13 12
Pacific Wananga 2 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 13 13 9
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 9 8
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 6 15
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 113 100 134
Pacific Total 252 236 292
Asian Universities 390 400 400
Asian Polytechnics 14 13 11
Asian Wananga 1 1 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 20 23 18
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 3 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 2 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 113 121 131
Asian Total 539 563 564
MELAA Universities 30 31 36
MELAA Polytechnics 6 4 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 4 3 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 1 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 11 15
MELAA Total 58 51 56
Other Universities 9 3 11
Other Polytechnics 0 1 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 1 3
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 5 3
Other Total 11 10 17
European/Pākehā Universities 749 694 645
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 41 41 36
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 32 54 35
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 0 7
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 34 54 64
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 239 238 265
European/Pākehā Total 1,101 1,081 1,052
Total Universities 1,262 1,214 1,177
Total Polytechnics 82 75 66
Total Wananga 5 4 3
Total Private Training Establishments 78 98 70
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 22 15 15
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 44 65 88
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 508 505 570
Total Total 2,001 1,976 1,989

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.