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 66 45 82
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 17 15 11
Female Enrolled L1-L3 8 5 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 46 63 56
Female Total 137 128 154
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 53 40 56
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 21 31 51
Male Enrolled L1-L3 17 13 10
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 44 64 61
Male Total 135 148 178
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 8 6 12
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 2 5
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 4 3 1
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 13 12
Māori Total 24 24 30
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 2 x x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x x
Pacific Total 6 x x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 4 4 11
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 4 3
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 0 1 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 11 11 16
Asian Total 17 20 30
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x 3
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x 1
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 6
MELAA Total x x 11
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 79 123
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 34 40 57
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 20 15 13
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 68 105 89
European/Pākehā Total 232 239 282
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 119 85 138
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 38 46 62
Total Enrolled L1-L3 25 18 15
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 90 127 117
Total Total 272 276 332

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 50 64 53
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 14 16 19
Female Enrolled L1-L3 8 4 5
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 47 53 51
Female Total 119 137 128
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 33 53 39
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 38 31 41
Male Enrolled L1-L3 6 6 8
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 56 45 60
Male Total 133 135 148
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 5 8
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 5 1
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 2 2 2
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 12 13
Māori Total 21 24 24
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 0 x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 3 x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 x
Pacific Total x 6 x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 2 6
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 2 5
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 0 2 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 11 8
Asian Total 16 17 20
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 77 110 83
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 48 38 54
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 10 9 10
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 75 92
European/Pākehā Total 220 232 239
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 83 117 92
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 52 47 60
Total Enrolled L1-L3 14 10 13
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 103 98 111
Total Total 252 272 276

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.