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 219 207 238
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 63 68 56
Female Enrolled L1-L3 42 36 33
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 89 76 89
Female Total 413 387 416
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 169 213 225
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 107 105 84
Male Enrolled L1-L3 49 48 49
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 127 136 131
Male Total 452 502 489
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 8 11 18
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 15 8 10
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 10 19 14
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 23 28 31
Māori Total 56 66 73
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 40 46 50
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 42 68 48
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 40 43 29
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 87 86 92
Pacific Total 209 243 219
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 270 274 327
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 65 58 49
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 23 15 19
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 42 48 50
Asian Total 400 395 445
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 14 18 20
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 15 15 17
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 5 1 9
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 16 8 7
MELAA Total 50 42 53
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 4 3
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 1 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 2 1 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 1 1 2
Other Total 7 7 5
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 76 85 83
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 46 44 33
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 19 21 22
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 65 66 71
European/Pākehā Total 206 216 209
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 388 420 463
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 170 173 140
Total Enrolled L1-L3 91 84 82
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 216 212 220
Total Total 865 889 905

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 248 231 232
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 53 46 46
Female Enrolled L1-L3 19 21 10
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 120 115 99
Female Total 440 413 387
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 230 194 231
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 72 78 66
Male Enrolled L1-L3 36 19 15
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 177 161 190
Male Total 515 452 502
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 11 10 12
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 10 12 11
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 6 6 5
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 27 28 38
Māori Total 54 56 66
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 46 44 57
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 47 32 40
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 27 16 10
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 123 117 136
Pacific Total 243 209 243
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 321 287 295
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 38 44 32
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 7 11 4
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 67 58 64
Asian Total 433 400 395
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 22 20 28
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 9 8 3
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 5 4 3
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 18 8
MELAA Total 45 50 42
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 7 2 4
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 2 2
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 1 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 2 1
Other Total 13 7 7
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 92 85 90
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 33 36 36
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 14 5 10
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 89 80 80
European/Pākehā Total 228 206 216
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 478 425 463
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 125 124 112
Total Enrolled L1-L3 55 40 25
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 297 276 289
Total Total 955 865 889

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.