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 232 211 265
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 119 91 124
Female Enrolled L1-L3 98 75 87
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 225 267 229
Female Total 674 644 705
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 214 173 185
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 144 121 132
Male Enrolled L1-L3 88 92 85
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 286 323 314
Male Total 732 709 716
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 34 32 54
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 42 31 38
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 57 49 52
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 123 154 150
Māori Total 256 266 294
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 63 53 68
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 63 64 72
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 63 61 58
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 146 200 176
Pacific Total 335 378 374
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 159 132 144
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 44 24 37
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 14 19 18
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 45 49 51
Asian Total 262 224 250
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 25 x 22
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 15 x 15
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 4 x 6
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 x 19
MELAA Total 61 x 62
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 3 x 3
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x 1
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x 2
Other Total 7 x 6
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 201 192 214
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 132 112 129
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 79 77 82
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 256 277 242
European/Pākehā Total 668 658 667
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 446 384 450
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 263 212 256
Total Enrolled L1-L3 186 167 172
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 511 590 543
Total Total 1,406 1,353 1,421

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 260 239 236
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 96 81 65
Female Enrolled L1-L3 47 58 39
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 255 296 304
Female Total 658 674 644
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 205 224 172
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 151 127 137
Male Enrolled L1-L3 54 46 49
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 350 335 351
Male Total 760 732 709
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 38 38 42
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 51 32 37
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 31 27 28
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 135 159 159
Māori Total 255 256 266
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 84 76 61
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 57 46 54
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 29 36 28
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 168 177 235
Pacific Total 338 335 378
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 135 164 145
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 32 28 17
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 7 10 10
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 60 52
Asian Total 223 262 224
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 22 26 x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 7 11 x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 5 0 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 26 24 x
MELAA Total 60 61 x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 3 x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 1 x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 3 x
Other Total 16 7 x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 213 204 189
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 132 116 126
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 47 44 43
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 288 304 300
European/Pākehā Total 680 668 658
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 465 463 408
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 247 208 202
Total Enrolled L1-L3 101 104 88
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 605 631 655
Total Total 1,418 1,406 1,353

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.