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 59 50 53
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 24 21 27
Female Enrolled L1-L3 20 30 23
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 71 79 56
Female Total 174 180 159
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 40 36 35
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 51 50 35
Male Enrolled L1-L3 20 9 20
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 99 100 109
Male Total 210 195 199
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 6 9 12
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 15 11 7
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 10 6 17
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 38 47 45
Māori Total 69 73 81
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 2 2
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 2 5
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 2 4 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 14 12
Pacific Total 20 22 21
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 6 3 6
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 4 1
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 1 0 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 2 2
Asian Total 9 9 9
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x 3
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x 0
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 2
MELAA Total x x 5
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x 2
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 3
Other Total x x 5
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 88 79 75
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 65 60 53
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 31 35 34
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 131 146 135
European/Pākehā Total 315 320 297
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 99 86 88
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 75 71 62
Total Enrolled L1-L3 40 39 43
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 170 179 165
Total Total 384 375 358

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 82 58 53
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 26 27 25
Female Enrolled L1-L3 15 9 18
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 68 80 84
Female Total 191 174 180
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 41 41 38
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 57 67 56
Male Enrolled L1-L3 21 14 8
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 86 88 93
Male Total 205 210 195
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 8 8
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 10 18 15
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 6 6 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 41 37 45
Māori Total 62 69 73
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 6 0 3
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 2 3
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 3 5 2
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 13 14
Pacific Total 17 20 22
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 10 6 4
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 5 0 2
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 0 1 0
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 2 3
Asian Total 18 9 9
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 107 88 82
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 69 82 67
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 29 13 21
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 112 132 150
European/Pākehā Total 317 315 320
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 123 99 91
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 83 94 81
Total Enrolled L1-L3 36 23 26
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 154 168 177
Total Total 396 384 375

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.