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 39 33 30
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 16 15 13
Female Enrolled L1-L3 21 10 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 34 27 29
Female Total 110 85 82
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 20 22 13
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 19 18 24
Male Enrolled L1-L3 21 23 20
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 26 30 21
Male Total 86 93 78
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 6 2 5
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 3 0 3
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 6 5 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 10 13 10
Māori Total 25 20 23
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Pacific Total x x x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Asian Total x x 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 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 52 53 39
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 34 31 35
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 36 26 27
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 43 40
European/Pākehā Total 171 153 141
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 59 55 43
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 35 33 37
Total Enrolled L1-L3 42 33 30
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 60 57 50
Total Total 196 178 160

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 34 36 34
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 10 19 11
Female Enrolled L1-L3 7 16 6
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 39 34
Female Total 82 110 85
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 18 21 24
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 27 25 26
Male Enrolled L1-L3 13 11 11
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 35 29 32
Male Total 93 86 93
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 3 5 1
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 4 3
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 3 3 3
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 13 13
Māori Total 15 25 20
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Pacific Total x x x
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Asian Total x x 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 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 49 48 55
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 37 41 34
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 19 24 13
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 55 58 51
European/Pākehā Total 160 171 153
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 52 57 58
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 37 44 37
Total Enrolled L1-L3 20 27 17
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 66 68 66
Total Total 175 196 178

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.