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 220 229 243
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 105 85 81
Female Enrolled L1-L3 68 69 58
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 191 201 213
Female Total 584 584 595
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 184 152 181
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 110 127 105
Male Enrolled L1-L3 98 83 83
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 303 309 318
Male Total 695 671 687
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 14 24 22
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 20 23 30
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 54 51 41
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 101 98 102
Māori Total 189 196 195
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 85 70 76
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 92 82 76
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 71 59 57
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 159 188 187
Pacific Total 407 399 396
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 135 145 166
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 33 30 22
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 17 13 15
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 91 70 77
Asian Total 276 258 280
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 30 27 27
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 14 16 13
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 6 2 8
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 12 12
MELAA Total 67 57 60
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 4 0
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 0 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 2 4
Other Total 10 6 5
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 169 137 165
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 68 81 67
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 41 50 42
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 168 205 208
European/Pākehā Total 446 473 482
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 404 381 424
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 215 212 186
Total Enrolled L1-L3 166 152 141
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 494 510 531
Total Total 1,279 1,255 1,282

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 235 235 249
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 80 71 64
Female Enrolled L1-L3 57 37 35
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 235 241 236
Female Total 607 584 584
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 184 194 169
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 112 102 107
Male Enrolled L1-L3 55 54 51
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 306 345 344
Male Total 657 695 671
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 15 17 24
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 30 18 24
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 30 27 26
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 93 127 122
Māori Total 168 189 196
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 95 89 72
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 61 57 57
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 40 37 35
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 207 224 235
Pacific Total 403 407 399
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 156 144 156
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 26 24 23
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 5 7 8
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 77 101 71
Asian Total 264 276 258
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 32 28 30
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 4 16 7
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 6 5 3
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 20 18 17
MELAA Total 62 67 57
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 7 4
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 2 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 1 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 1 2
Other Total 8 10 6
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 139 172 162
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 86 70 78
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 39 22 31
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 201 182 202
European/Pākehā Total 465 446 473
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 419 429 418
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 192 173 171
Total Enrolled L1-L3 112 91 86
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 541 586 580
Total Total 1,264 1,279 1,255

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.