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 104 90 111
Female Polytechnics 14 25 15
Female Wananga 2 3 3
Female Private Training Establishments 32 40 39
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 27 28 19
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 10 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 79 110 105
Female Total 261 306 297
Male Universities 43 55 58
Male Polytechnics 21 26 29
Male Wananga 4 4 0
Male Private Training Establishments 27 32 27
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 44 36 32
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 20 14
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 142 166 226
Male Total 291 339 386
Māori Universities 10 18 14
Māori Polytechnics 6 3 9
Māori Wananga 2 4 2
Māori Private Training Establishments 18 17 16
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 26 23 21
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 11 3
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 62 106
Māori Total 111 138 171
Pacific Universities 76 67 87
Pacific Polytechnics 16 23 14
Pacific Wananga 4 5 2
Pacific Private Training Establishments 35 37 34
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 38 36 31
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 9 11 7
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 133 175 191
Pacific Total 311 354 366
Asian Universities 43 39 53
Asian Polytechnics 9 15 18
Asian Wananga 1 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 7 9 13
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 2 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 5 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 22 30 33
Asian Total 88 100 120
MELAA Universities x 7 2
MELAA Polytechnics x 2 2
MELAA Wananga x 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments x 0 2
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 2 1
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 2
MELAA Total x 14 10
Other Universities x 1 7
Other Polytechnics x 1 0
Other Wananga x 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments x 0 2
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 3 1
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 6 11
Other Total x 11 21
European/Pākehā Universities 26 25 30
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 6 9 7
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 1 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 9 16 10
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 8 9 9
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 3 11 7
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 34 50
European/Pākehā Total 84 105 113
Total Universities 147 145 169
Total Polytechnics 35 51 44
Total Wananga 6 7 3
Total Private Training Establishments 59 72 66
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 71 64 51
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 13 30 19
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 221 276 331
Total Total 552 645 683

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 79 91 76
Female Polytechnics 17 19 22
Female Wananga 2 3 4
Female Private Training Establishments 40 19 27
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 13 13
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 2 9
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 135 114 155
Female Total 293 261 306
Male Universities 60 43 49
Male Polytechnics 28 30 26
Male Wananga 4 3 5
Male Private Training Establishments 25 20 23
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 14 18
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 15 9 23
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 209 172 195
Male Total 362 291 339
Māori Universities 15 10 14
Māori Polytechnics 11 10 6
Māori Wananga 3 2 5
Māori Private Training Establishments 14 14 16
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 17 11 8
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 3 11
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 88 61 78
Māori Total 155 111 138
Pacific Universities 68 65 50
Pacific Polytechnics 16 27 21
Pacific Wananga 2 4 3
Pacific Private Training Establishments 32 22 28
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 17 19
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 6 11
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 208 170 222
Pacific Total 348 311 354
Asian Universities 22 41 38
Asian Polytechnics 8 10 13
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 10 6 5
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 1 2
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 0 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 33 30 37
Asian Total 77 88 100
MELAA Universities x x 6
MELAA Polytechnics x x 1
MELAA Wananga x x 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments x x 1
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x x 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 5
MELAA Total x x 14
Other Universities x x 1
Other Polytechnics x x 1
Other Wananga x x 0
Other Private Training Establishments x x 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x x 3
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x x 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 5
Other Total x x 11
European/Pākehā Universities 40 25 26
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 10 6 9
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 0 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 11 5 5
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 3 5
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 4 12
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 41 47
European/Pākehā Total 123 84 105
Total Universities 139 134 125
Total Polytechnics 45 49 48
Total Wananga 6 6 9
Total Private Training Establishments 65 39 50
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 33 27 31
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 23 11 32
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 344 286 350
Total Total 655 552 645

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.