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 82 89 94
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 40 24 24
Female Enrolled L1-L3 24 29 30
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 81 92 111
Female Total 227 234 259
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 46 45 50
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 44 41 52
Male Enrolled L1-L3 45 52 43
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 91 110 118
Male Total 226 248 263
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 13 8 11
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 9 3 5
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 10 5 6
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 26 33
Māori Total 55 42 55
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 x 2
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x 3
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 1 x 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x 1
Pacific Total 6 x 7
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 8 4 5
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 2 2
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 2 1 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 3 4
Asian Total 15 10 15
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 110 120 134
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 73 60 70
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 60 79 66
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 147 182 210
European/Pākehā Total 390 441 480
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 128 134 144
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 84 65 76
Total Enrolled L1-L3 69 81 73
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 172 202 229
Total Total 453 482 522

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 94 87 101
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 28 30 26
Female Enrolled L1-L3 14 16 6
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 61 94 101
Female Total 197 227 234
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 70 54 55
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 66 57 53
Male Enrolled L1-L3 20 23 23
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 96 92 117
Male Total 252 226 248
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 8 11 10
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 3 8 4
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 3 7 4
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 29 24
Māori Total 32 55 42
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 2 x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 1 x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x 1 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 x
Pacific Total x 6 x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 8 8 4
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 1 2
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 1 0 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 6 3
Asian Total 16 15 10
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 2 x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 1 x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 x x
Other Total 5 x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 150 122 141
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 91 76 72
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 32 35 25
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 138 157 203
European/Pākehā Total 411 390 441
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 164 141 156
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 94 87 79
Total Enrolled L1-L3 34 39 29
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 157 186 218
Total Total 449 453 482

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.