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 143 117 127
Female Polytechnics 25 18 11
Female Wananga 11 10 7
Female Private Training Establishments 72 77 96
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 47 25 33
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 18 28 33
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 190 192 205
Female Total 506 467 512
Male Universities 98 92 115
Male Polytechnics 19 9 7
Male Wananga 20 13 7
Male Private Training Establishments 101 72 78
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 29 37 30
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 45 53 65
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 221 249 255
Male Total 533 525 557
Māori Universities 77 74 87
Māori Polytechnics 19 11 11
Māori Wananga 28 20 12
Māori Private Training Establishments 80 85 93
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 59 45 56
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 29 34 42
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 249 278 259
Māori Total 541 547 560
Pacific Universities 10 10 13
Pacific Polytechnics 6 1 0
Pacific Wananga 5 3 1
Pacific Private Training Establishments 11 6 9
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 7 3 2
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 6 2 4
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 36 30 39
Pacific Total 81 55 68
Asian Universities 28 33 26
Asian Polytechnics 3 3 0
Asian Wananga 0 1 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 8 9 7
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 0 1
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 13 8 20
Asian Total 54 55 55
MELAA Universities 5 x x
MELAA Polytechnics 0 x x
MELAA Wananga 0 x x
MELAA Private Training Establishments 1 x x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x x
MELAA Total 8 x x
Other Universities 2 x x
Other Polytechnics 0 x x
Other Wananga 0 x x
Other Private Training Establishments 2 x x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 0 x x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships 0 x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x x
Other Total 6 x x
European/Pākehā Universities 143 124 146
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 23 17 9
European/Pākehā Wananga 5 2 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 91 73 108
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 22 18 14
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 38 52 63
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 196 224 218
European/Pākehā Total 518 510 560
Total Universities 241 209 242
Total Polytechnics 44 27 18
Total Wananga 31 23 14
Total Private Training Establishments 173 149 174
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 76 62 63
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 63 81 98
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 411 441 460
Total Total 1,039 992 1,069

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 139 137 122
Female Polytechnics 14 26 18
Female Wananga 10 14 4
Female Private Training Establishments 77 57 67
Female Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 21 13 9
Female Industry training, including apprenticeships 32 23 25
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 218 236 222
Female Total 511 506 467
Male Universities 86 88 90
Male Polytechnics 16 22 11
Male Wananga 8 14 5
Male Private Training Establishments 53 61 44
Male Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 18 17 16
Male Industry training, including apprenticeships 79 62 78
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 229 269 281
Male Total 489 533 525
Māori Universities 56 62 71
Māori Polytechnics 13 17 9
Māori Wananga 17 27 9
Māori Private Training Establishments 70 60 57
Māori Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 31 23 19
Māori Industry training, including apprenticeships 36 39 45
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 290 313 337
Māori Total 513 541 547
Pacific Universities 7 7 8
Pacific Polytechnics 0 3 1
Pacific Wananga 0 5 0
Pacific Private Training Establishments 10 8 7
Pacific Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 3 3 1
Pacific Industry training, including apprenticeships 1 5 5
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 16 50 33
Pacific Total 37 81 55
Asian Universities 25 26 30
Asian Polytechnics 1 2 3
Asian Wananga 0 0 0
Asian Private Training Establishments 7 13 9
Asian Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 1 1 0
Asian Industry training, including apprenticeships 4 1 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 12 11 13
Asian Total 50 54 55
MELAA Universities x 5 x
MELAA Polytechnics x 0 x
MELAA Wananga x 0 x
MELAA Private Training Establishments x 0 x
MELAA Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 1 x
MELAA Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 x
MELAA Total x 8 x
Other Universities x 2 x
Other Polytechnics x 0 x
Other Wananga x 0 x
Other Private Training Establishments x 1 x
Other Youth Guarantee Fees Free places x 1 x
Other Industry training, including apprenticeships x 0 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 x
Other Total x 6 x
European/Pākehā Universities 145 145 131
European/Pākehā Polytechnics 18 31 18
European/Pākehā Wananga 1 2 2
European/Pākehā Private Training Establishments 63 48 56
European/Pākehā Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 14 8 9
European/Pākehā Industry training, including apprenticeships 78 55 63
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 192 229 231
European/Pākehā Total 511 518 510
Total Universities 225 225 212
Total Polytechnics 30 48 29
Total Wananga 18 28 9
Total Private Training Establishments 130 118 111
Total Youth Guarantee Fees Free places 39 30 25
Total Industry training, including apprenticeships 111 85 103
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 447 505 503
Total Total 1,000 1,039 992

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.