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 39 46 42
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 22 24 30
Female Enrolled L1-L3 46 33 44
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 92 98
Female Total 192 195 214
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 38 32 44
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 32 26 33
Male Enrolled L1-L3 37 38 41
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 90 95
Male Total 192 186 213
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 10 12 14
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 14 13 23
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 45 35 47
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 77 89 84
Māori Total 146 149 168
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 0 2
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 5 1 3
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 3 1 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 3 6
Pacific Total 11 5 14
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 7 9
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 0 0
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 1 0 2
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 1 6
Asian Total 16 8 17
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x 2
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 x 0
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 2 x 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x 3
MELAA Total 8 x 7
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x 1
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 2
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x 2
Other Total 0 x 5
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 58 60 64
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 36 39 46
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 41 38 35
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 97 99 116
European/Pākehā Total 232 236 261
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 77 78 86
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 54 50 63
Total Enrolled L1-L3 83 71 85
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 170 182 193
Total Total 384 381 427

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 59 44 45
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 22 30 27
Female Enrolled L1-L3 27 27 22
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 71 91 101
Female Total 179 192 195
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 24 42 34
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 46 34 52
Male Enrolled L1-L3 22 21 16
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 103 95 84
Male Total 195 192 186
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 13 12 12
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 21 20 13
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 30 24 26
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 93 90 98
Māori Total 157 146 149
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 1 2 0
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 1 2
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 1 4 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 4 3
Pacific Total 11 11 5
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 9 8
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 2 0
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 0 2 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 3 0
Asian Total 9 16 8
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 1 x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 2 x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x 2 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 x
MELAA Total x 8 x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 0 x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 0 x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 0 x
Other Total x 0 x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 66 64 60
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 47 42 67
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 20 22 17
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 80 104 92
European/Pākehā Total 213 232 236
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 83 86 79
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 68 64 79
Total Enrolled L1-L3 49 48 38
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 174 186 185
Total Total 374 384 381

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.