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 37 30 29
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 19 20 20
Female Enrolled L1-L3 16 12 12
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 33 37 55
Female Total 105 99 116
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 15 20 18
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 24 16 27
Male Enrolled L1-L3 27 33 36
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 54 59 53
Male Total 120 128 134
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 7 4 4
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 7 4 8
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 9 9 13
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 27 22
Māori Total 38 44 47
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 1 x 0
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x 0
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 0
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 x 0
Pacific Total 5 x 0
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 2 7
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 3 3
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 x 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 4 4
Asian Total x 10 15
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 0 x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x x
MELAA Total 0 x 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 45 46 38
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 40 29 39
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 36 36 34
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 71 70 83
European/Pākehā Total 192 181 194
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 52 50 47
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 43 36 47
Total Enrolled L1-L3 43 45 48
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 87 96 108
Total Total 225 227 250

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 28 35 28
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 21 14 21
Female Enrolled L1-L3 14 10 8
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 46 42
Female Total 94 105 99
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 18 16 22
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 34 28 25
Male Enrolled L1-L3 22 13 19
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 65 63 62
Male Total 139 120 128
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 3 6 4
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 14 6 9
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 5 4 8
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 22 23
Māori Total 39 38 44
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 1 x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 1 x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 x
Pacific Total x 5 x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 1 x 1
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 x 4
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 2 x 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 x 4
Asian Total 16 x 10
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 0 x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 0 x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 0 x
MELAA Total x 0 x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x 0
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 0
Other Total x x 0
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 43 45 47
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 42 39 36
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 29 20 18
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 70 88 80
European/Pākehā Total 184 192 181
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 46 51 50
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 55 42 46
Total Enrolled L1-L3 36 23 27
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 96 109 104
Total Total 233 225 227

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.