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 84 77 96
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 46 23 28
Female Enrolled L1-L3 23 26 32
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 77 84 86
Female Total 230 210 242
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 76 102 71
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 56 39 30
Male Enrolled L1-L3 19 19 15
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 129 127 112
Male Total 280 287 228
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 13 20 12
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 24 11 11
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 12 15 17
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 54 57 53
Māori Total 103 103 93
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 7 18
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 17 5 5
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 9 8 4
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 32 43 44
Pacific Total 67 63 71
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 53 41 48
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 16 8 10
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 5 5 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 35 25 28
Asian Total 109 79 91
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 16 x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 5 x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 2 x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 x x
MELAA Total 32 x x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 0 x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x x
Other Total 0 x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 93 121 96
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 53 38 45
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 18 26 33
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 118 116 114
European/Pākehā Total 282 301 288
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 160 179 167
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 102 62 58
Total Enrolled L1-L3 42 45 47
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 206 211 198
Total Total 510 497 470

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 114 89 79
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 30 33 21
Female Enrolled L1-L3 14 15 15
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 93 95
Female Total 243 230 210
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 87 79 94
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 50 54 55
Male Enrolled L1-L3 23 8 9
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 154 139 129
Male Total 314 280 287
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 15 19
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 10 13 11
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 10 10 10
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 65 63
Māori Total 78 103 103
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 11 11 7
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 15 8
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 2 6 4
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 45 35 44
Pacific Total 62 67 63
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 73 54 43
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 19 19 12
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 9 2 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 25 34 23
Asian Total 126 109 79
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 12 18 x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 6 2 x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 1 1 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 16 11 x
MELAA Total 35 32 x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 0 x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 0 x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 0 x
Other Total 7 0 x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 108 96 113
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 44 44 49
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 18 10 9
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 120 132 130
European/Pākehā Total 290 282 301
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 201 168 173
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 80 87 76
Total Enrolled L1-L3 37 23 24
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 239 232 224
Total Total 557 510 497

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.