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 245 208 237
Female Polytechnics 17 11 12
Female Wananga 0 0 0
Female Private Training Establishments 17 14 27
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 4 7
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 60 78 68
Female Total 344 316 356
Male Universities 221 195 205
Male Polytechnics 38 26 30
Male Wananga 0 1 1
Male Private Training Establishments 28 31 45
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 18 9
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 29 22 27
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 101 106 89
Male Total 425 399 406
Māori Universities 20 29 26
Māori Polytechnics 8 3 6
Māori Wananga 0 0 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 6 10 10
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 4 3
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 2 1
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 27 20
Māori Total 64 75 67
Pacific Universities 49 44 36
Pacific Polytechnics 10 5 6
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 7 8 11
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 6 4
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 24 27 22
Pacific Total 93 90 82
Asian Universities 82 68 86
Asian Polytechnics 5 4 6
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 5 4 6
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 3 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 13 19 20
Asian Total 107 98 123
MELAA Universities 9 10 10
MELAA Polytechnics 1 2 4
MELAA Wananga 0 1 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 0 1 3
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 4 2
MELAA Total 18 19 20
Other Universities 7 3 6
Other Polytechnics 0 0 2
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 4 1 2
Other Total 11 5 10
European/Pākehā Universities 332 278 310
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 34 25 26
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 29 27 53
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 10 8
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 22 21 27
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 104 122 107
European/Pākehā Total 525 483 531
Total Universities 466 403 442
Total Polytechnics 55 37 42
Total Wananga 0 1 1
Total Private Training Establishments 45 45 72
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 13 22 16
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 29 23 32
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 161 184 157
Total Total 769 715 762

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 195 232 208
Female Polytechnics 18 15 10
Female Wananga 0 0 2
Female Private Training Establishments 15 28 19
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 1
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 1 3
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 68 73
Female Total 319 344 316
Male Universities 189 210 188
Male Polytechnics 30 26 21
Male Wananga 0 0 0
Male Private Training Establishments 24 22 35
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 3 5
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 32 38 35
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 103 126 115
Male Total 386 425 399
Māori Universities 18 18 29
Māori Polytechnics 5 11 3
Māori Wananga 0 0 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 1 10 6
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 1 0
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 7 6
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 34 17 30
Māori Total 69 64 75
Pacific Universities 28 41 38
Pacific Polytechnics 7 5 8
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 5 7 9
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 0
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 2 3 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 37 37 33
Pacific Total 81 93 90
Asian Universities 77 81 69
Asian Polytechnics 7 5 4
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 9 6 5
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 0 3
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 14 16
Asian Total 111 107 98
MELAA Universities 12 8 9
MELAA Polytechnics 1 1 1
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 0 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 9 7
MELAA Total 25 18 19
Other Universities 6 7 3
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 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 3 1
Other Total 10 11 5
European/Pākehā Universities 263 316 277
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 30 24 18
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 24 30 36
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 5 2 2
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 26 31 31
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 105 122 118
European/Pākehā Total 453 525 483
Total Universities 384 442 396
Total Polytechnics 48 41 31
Total Wananga 0 0 2
Total Private Training Establishments 39 50 54
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 10 3 6
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 36 39 38
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 188 194 188
Total Total 705 769 715

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.