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.

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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 718 745 767
Female Polytechnics 70 71 63
Female Wananga 1 0 1
Female Private Training Establishments 99 100 100
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 30 29 17
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 10 11 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 233 258 270
Female Total 1,161 1,214 1,228
Male Universities 693 642 660
Male Polytechnics 99 78 96
Male Wananga 2 1 0
Male Private Training Establishments 60 57 95
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 48 62 44
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 88 108 120
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 328 349 394
Male Total 1,318 1,297 1,409
Māori Universities 49 52 57
Māori Polytechnics 19 18 16
Māori Wananga 0 0 0
Māori Private Training Establishments 19 16 24
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 21 9
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 7 14 15
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 62 95 114
Māori Total 168 216 235
Pacific Universities 85 79 88
Pacific Polytechnics 23 16 19
Pacific Wananga 2 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 24 10 24
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 12 17 11
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 8 9
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 79 83 107
Pacific Total 231 213 258
Asian Universities 665 660 674
Asian Polytechnics 34 44 43
Asian Wananga 0 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 33 31 33
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 9 9 10
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 7 11
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 117 140 134
Asian Total 862 892 905
MELAA Universities 56 64 52
MELAA Polytechnics 6 3 12
MELAA Wananga 1 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 9 12 12
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 7 3
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 6
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 28 29
MELAA Total 97 117 114
Other Universities 13 6 11
Other Polytechnics 1 3 0
Other Wananga 1 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 1 1 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 2 1 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 1 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 8 10
Other Total 26 20 22
European/Pākehā Universities 628 594 621
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 103 81 84
European/Pākehā Wananga 0 0 1
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 98 94 124
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 43 49 38
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 87 97 106
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 329 322 366
European/Pākehā Total 1,288 1,237 1,340
Total Universities 1,411 1,387 1,427
Total Polytechnics 169 149 159
Total Wananga 3 1 1
Total Private Training Establishments 159 157 195
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 78 91 61
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 98 119 130
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 561 607 664
Total Total 2,479 2,511 2,637

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 691 687 729
Female Polytechnics 86 82 75
Female Wananga 1 0 1
Female Private Training Establishments 87 68 72
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 11 7 6
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 13 18 14
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 285 299 317
Female Total 1,174 1,161 1,214
Male Universities 643 660 635
Male Polytechnics 103 96 74
Male Wananga 3 1 1
Male Private Training Establishments 53 45 44
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 24 11 15
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 132 129 141
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 316 376 387
Male Total 1,274 1,318 1,297
Māori Universities 32 41 48
Māori Polytechnics 13 13 16
Māori Wananga 2 0 1
Māori Private Training Establishments 16 13 10
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 4 5 4
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 11 12 22
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 65 84 115
Māori Total 143 168 216
Pacific Universities 61 70 74
Pacific Polytechnics 18 26 19
Pacific Wananga 0 0 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 15 15 7
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 11 2 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 10 10
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 91 108 102
Pacific Total 204 231 213
Asian Universities 656 649 647
Asian Polytechnics 49 34 54
Asian Wananga 1 1 1
Asian Private Training Establishments 26 22 29
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 6 2 4
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 8 8 8
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 135 146 149
Asian Total 881 862 892
MELAA Universities 58 51 64
MELAA Polytechnics 10 8 3
MELAA Wananga 0 0 0
MELAA Private Training Establishments 12 8 11
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 3 6
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 20 26 33
MELAA Total 102 97 117
Other Universities 12 16 4
Other Polytechnics 1 1 2
Other Wananga 0 0 0
Other Private Training Establishments 3 1 0
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 0 0
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 7 13
Other Total 23 26 20
European/Pākehā Universities 560 593 591
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 107 110 69
European/Pākehā Wananga 2 0 0
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 79 70 69
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 15 10 16
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 122 125 126
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 325 380 366
European/Pākehā Total 1,210 1,288 1,237
Total Universities 1,334 1,347 1,364
Total Polytechnics 189 178 149
Total Wananga 4 1 2
Total Private Training Establishments 140 113 116
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 35 18 21
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 145 147 155
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 601 675 704
Total Total 2,448 2,479 2,511

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.