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 232 232 243
Female Polytechnics 29 19 36
Female Wananga 2 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 36 40 34
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 10 10
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 10 4
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 89 76 89
Female Total 413 387 416
Male Universities 195 233 245
Male Polytechnics 69 49 54
Male Wananga 1 1 0
Male Private Training Establishments 19 37 31
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 22 24 11
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 19 22 17
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 127 136 131
Male Total 452 502 489
Māori Universities 15 8 15
Māori Polytechnics 6 8 14
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 5 7 5
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 11 3
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 4 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 28 31
Māori Total 56 66 73
Pacific Universities 53 70 65
Pacific Polytechnics 17 22 19
Pacific Wananga 3 1 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 21 34 30
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 20 19 9
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 11 4
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 87 86 92
Pacific Total 209 243 219
Asian Universities 281 293 335
Asian Polytechnics 51 25 33
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 14 21 17
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 4 4
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 5 4 6
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 42 48 50
Asian Total 400 395 445
MELAA Universities 20 27 30
MELAA Polytechnics 8 6 11
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 4 1 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 3
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 16 8 7
MELAA Total 50 42 53
Other Universities 3 4 2
Other Polytechnics 2 2 1
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 1 1 2
Other Total 7 7 5
European/Pākehā Universities 83 83 74
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 23 13 32
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 13 28 19
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 8 4
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 13 18 9
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 65 66 71
European/Pākehā Total 206 216 209
Total Universities 427 465 488
Total Polytechnics 98 68 90
Total Wananga 3 1 0
Total Private Training Establishments 55 77 65
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 40 34 21
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 26 32 21
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 216 212 220
Total Total 865 889 905

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 246 230 230
Female Polytechnics 31 20 14
Female Wananga 2 2 0
Female Private Training Establishments 27 29 31
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 7 3
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 10 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 120 115 99
Female Total 440 413 387
Male Universities 226 183 219
Male Polytechnics 56 61 33
Male Wananga 1 0 2
Male Private Training Establishments 20 19 27
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 2 2
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 23 26 29
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 177 161 190
Male Total 515 452 502
Māori Universities 14 12 10
Māori Polytechnics 3 3 5
Māori Wananga 1 1 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 4 3 6
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 4 1
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 5 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 27 28 38
Māori Total 54 56 66
Pacific Universities 44 44 60
Pacific Polytechnics 34 13 17
Pacific Wananga 2 1 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 19 20 20
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 5 3
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 9 7
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 123 117 136
Pacific Total 243 209 243
Asian Universities 320 276 283
Asian Polytechnics 30 46 20
Asian Wananga 0 0 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 11 16 19
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 4 8
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 67 58 64
Asian Total 433 400 395
MELAA Universities 21 23 25
MELAA Polytechnics 5 7 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 5 2 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 0 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 0 4
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 18 8
MELAA Total 45 50 42
Other Universities 8 3 4
Other Polytechnics 1 1 0
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 0 0 1
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 2 1
Other Total 13 7 7
European/Pākehā Universities 86 81 84
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 20 16 8
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 14 8 21
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 1 1
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 15 20 20
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 89 80 80
European/Pākehā Total 228 206 216
Total Universities 472 413 449
Total Polytechnics 87 81 47
Total Wananga 3 2 2
Total Private Training Establishments 47 48 58
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 22 9 5
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 27 36 39
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 297 276 289
Total Total 955 865 889

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.