Progression to Tertiary > Qualification Level

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 Highest tertiary qualification study level Year left school
2015 2016 2017
Female Enrolled Degree L7 or above 44 43 40
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 16 26 22
Female Enrolled L1-L3 19 21 23
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 58 63 56
Female Total 137 153 141
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 29 24 35
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 32 33 35
Male Enrolled L1-L3 27 28 23
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 88 87 86
Male Total 176 172 179
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 16 5 11
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 11 13 13
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 16 15 25
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 51 43 47
Māori Total 94 76 96
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 0 2
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 0 2
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x 2 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 8 5
Pacific Total x 10 10
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 7 4 2
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 3 2
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 2 1
Asian Total 11 9 5
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 59 59 68
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 36 47 48
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 29 36 24
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 99 111 103
European/Pākehā Total 223 253 243
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 73 67 75
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 48 59 57
Total Enrolled L1-L3 46 49 46
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 146 150 142
Total Total 313 325 320

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 cohorts)
Group Highest tertiary qualification study level Year left school
2014 2015 2016
Female Enrolled Degree L7 or above 61 47 45
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 19 10 22
Female Enrolled L1-L3 22 10 17
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 62 70 69
Female Total 164 137 153
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 20 36 22
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 20 37 38
Male Enrolled L1-L3 26 12 16
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 100 91 96
Male Total 166 176 172
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 11 16 7
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 9 15 15
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 15 7 12
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 55 56 42
Māori Total 90 94 76
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x 0
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x 0
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 4 x 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x 9
Pacific Total 5 x 10
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 4 9 2
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 0 2
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 1 1 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 1 5
Asian Total 8 11 9
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 69 66 59
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 31 34 50
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 31 15 21
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 120 108 123
European/Pākehā Total 251 223 253
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 81 83 67
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 39 47 60
Total Enrolled L1-L3 48 22 33
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 162 161 165
Total Total 330 313 325

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.