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 245 214 237
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 24 15 35
Female Enrolled L1-L3 15 9 16
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 60 78 68
Female Total 344 316 356
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 222 191 201
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 80 73 89
Male Enrolled L1-L3 22 29 27
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 101 106 89
Male Total 425 399 406
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 22 30 25
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 8 15
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 12 10 7
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 17 27 20
Māori Total 64 75 67
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 42 39 30
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 21 17 20
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 6 7 10
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 24 27 22
Pacific Total 93 90 82
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 82 68 85
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 8 7 13
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 4 4 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 13 19 20
Asian Total 107 98 123
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 10 8
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 3 8
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 1 2 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 4 2
MELAA Total 18 19 20
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 3 8
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 1 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 1 2
Other Total 11 5 10
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 337 285 317
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 67 57 79
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 17 19 28
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 104 122 107
European/Pākehā Total 525 483 531
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 467 405 438
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 104 88 124
Total Enrolled L1-L3 37 38 43
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 161 184 157
Total Total 769 715 762

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 202 240 219
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 18 27 18
Female Enrolled L1-L3 14 9 6
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 85 68 73
Female Total 319 344 316
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 192 218 203
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 71 68 62
Male Enrolled L1-L3 20 13 19
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 103 126 115
Male Total 386 425 399
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 20 21 29
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 7 21 12
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 8 5 4
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 34 17 30
Māori Total 69 64 75
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 28 41 40
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 12 11 14
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 4 4 3
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 37 37 33
Pacific Total 81 93 90
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 78 83 73
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 12 9 6
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 6 1 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 15 14 16
Asian Total 111 107 98
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 12 8 9
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 1 2
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 2 0 1
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 9 7
MELAA Total 25 18 19
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 6 5 3
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 3 1
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 0 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 3 3 1
Other Total 10 11 5
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 271 329 297
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 60 60 52
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 17 14 16
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 105 122 118
European/Pākehā Total 453 525 483
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 394 458 422
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 89 95 80
Total Enrolled L1-L3 34 22 25
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 188 194 188
Total Total 705 769 715

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.