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 47 33 46
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 13 16
Female Enrolled L1-L3 3 11 11
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 25 29 34
Female Total 88 86 107
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 28 26 23
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 27 27 35
Male Enrolled L1-L3 21 11 12
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 43 35 39
Male Total 119 99 109
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 3 4
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 3 8 8
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 3 6 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 12 7 12
Māori Total 27 24 29
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 0 x x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x x
Pacific Total 0 x x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x 2
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 x 1
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 x 2
Asian Total 5 x 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 71 56 63
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 35 33 43
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 22 16 19
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 61 54 62
European/Pākehā Total 189 159 187
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 75 59 69
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 40 40 51
Total Enrolled L1-L3 24 22 23
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 68 64 73
Total Total 207 185 216

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 31 47 33
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 7 20
Female Enrolled L1-L3 8 4 6
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 36 30 27
Female Total 88 88 86
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 23 31 23
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 24 34 28
Male Enrolled L1-L3 7 13 4
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 36 41 44
Male Total 90 119 99
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 8 3
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 5 10
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 3 5 0
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 9 11
Māori Total 17 27 24
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 0 x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 0 x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 0 x
Pacific Total x 0 x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 1 x
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 2 x
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 x
Asian Total x 5 x
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 0 x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x x
Other Total 0 x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 53 72 54
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 35 37 38
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 14 15 10
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 65 65 57
European/Pākehā Total 167 189 159
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 54 78 56
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 37 41 48
Total Enrolled L1-L3 15 17 10
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 72 71 71
Total Total 178 207 185

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.