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 (2016-2018 leaver cohorts)
Group Highest tertiary qualification study level Year left school
2016 2017 2018
Female Enrolled Degree L7 or above 314 362 294
Female Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 155 159 142
Female Enrolled L1-L2 30 24 25
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 195 179 198
Female Total 694 724 659
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 249 267 270
Male Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 191 242 180
Male Enrolled L1-L2 45 37 40
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 222 235 248
Male Total 707 781 738
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 47 52 61
Māori Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 37 56 46
Māori Enrolled L1-L2 19 13 14
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 56 63 57
Māori Total 159 184 178
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 13 21
Pacific Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 14 14 12
Pacific Enrolled L1-L2 3 4 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 24 25 32
Pacific Total 50 56 67
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 29 47 37
Asian Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 6 10 9
Asian Enrolled L1-L2 2 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 21 23 21
Asian Total 58 80 67
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 6 9 9
MELAA Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 1 1 2
MELAA Enrolled L1-L2 1 1 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 7 9
MELAA Total 12 18 20
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 7 5
Other Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 4 2 0
Other Enrolled L1-L2 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 1 3
Other Total 12 10 8
NZ European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 499 543 483
NZ European/Pākehā Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 301 355 279
NZ European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L2 55 49 54
NZ European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 341 338 363
NZ European/Pākehā Total 1,196 1,285 1,179
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 563 629 564
Total Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 346 401 322
Total Enrolled L1-L2 75 61 65
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 417 414 446
Total Total 1,401 1,505 1,397

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 (2015-2017 cohorts)
Group Highest tertiary qualification study level Year left school
2015 2016 2017
Female Enrolled Degree L7 or above 328 337 369
Female Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 122 119 133
Female Enrolled L1-L2 16 11 7
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 197 227 215
Female Total 663 694 724
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 276 260 285
Male Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 205 182 211
Male Enrolled L1-L2 25 12 7
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 293 253 278
Male Total 799 707 781
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 42 54 60
Māori Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 43 36 38
Māori Enrolled L1-L2 17 3 3
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 73 66 83
Māori Total 175 159 184
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 16 12 11
Pacific Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 12 6 14
Pacific Enrolled L1-L2 1 2 1
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 33 30 30
Pacific Total 62 50 56
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 55 29 47
Asian Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 13 7 9
Asian Enrolled L1-L2 0 3 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 16 19 24
Asian Total 84 58 80
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 6 11
MELAA Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 3 3 2
MELAA Enrolled L1-L2 0 0 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 3 5
MELAA Total 14 12 18
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 6 7
Other Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 1 1 2
Other Enrolled L1-L2 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 5 1
Other Total 7 12 10
NZ European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 512 528 559
NZ European/Pākehā Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 272 261 315
NZ European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L2 26 16 11
NZ European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 394 391 400
NZ European/Pākehā Total 1,204 1,196 1,285
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 604 597 654
Total Enrolled Non-Degree L3-L7 327 301 344
Total Enrolled L1-L2 41 23 14
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 490 480 493
Total Total 1,462 1,401 1,505

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.