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 13 7 15
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 5 3 3
Female Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 2
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 20 11
Female Total 36 30 31
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 8 6
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 11 4
Male Enrolled L1-L3 2 0 3
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 25 22 24
Male Total 34 41 37
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 4 2 1
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 2 3
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 1
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 9 8
Māori Total 12 13 13
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 1 x x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 3 x x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 0 x x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 x x
Pacific Total 7 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 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 0
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 0 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 0 0
Other Total x 0 0
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 13 13 19
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 13 5
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 2 0 5
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 37 39 29
European/Pākehā Total 56 65 58
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 18 15 21
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 7 14 7
Total Enrolled L1-L3 2 0 5
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 43 42 35
Total Total 70 71 68

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 11 16 11
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 3 7 1
Female Enrolled L1-L3 2 1 1
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 21 12 17
Female Total 37 36 30
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 10 10 11
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 10 8 9
Male Enrolled L1-L3 1 4 2
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 12 19
Male Total 39 34 41
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 1 3 4
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 4 2
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 1 2 1
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 5 3 6
Māori Total 8 12 13
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 1 x
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 2 x
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 4 x
Pacific Total x 7 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 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 0 x 0
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 0 x 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 0 x 0
Other Total 0 x 0
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 18 22 20
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 12 12 9
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 1 3 2
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 34 19 34
European/Pākehā Total 65 56 65
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 21 26 22
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 15 10
Total Enrolled L1-L3 3 5 3
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 39 24 36
Total Total 76 70 71

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.