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 84 79 100
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 56 61 60
Female Enrolled L1-L3 42 56 32
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 79 110 105
Female Total 261 306 297
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 36 52 57
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 46 54 45
Male Enrolled L1-L3 67 67 58
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 142 166 226
Male Total 291 339 386
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 9 17 15
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 24 19
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 40 35 31
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 62 106
Māori Total 111 138 171
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 57 56 73
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 65 56 55
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 56 67 47
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 133 175 191
Pacific Total 311 354 366
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 35 38 53
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 20 23 22
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 11 9 12
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 22 30 33
Asian Total 88 100 120
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 6 2
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 3 2
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x 2 4
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 3 2
MELAA Total x 14 10
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 1 7
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 1 1
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x 3 2
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 6 11
Other Total x 11 21
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 24 26 29
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 14 23 20
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 15 22 14
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 31 34 50
European/Pākehā Total 84 105 113
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 120 131 157
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 102 115 105
Total Enrolled L1-L3 109 123 90
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 221 276 331
Total Total 552 645 683

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 79 89 74
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 50 35 45
Female Enrolled L1-L3 29 23 32
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 135 114 155
Female Total 293 261 306
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 59 49 56
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 42 33 44
Male Enrolled L1-L3 52 37 44
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 209 172 195
Male Total 362 291 339
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 15 8 18
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 18 15 22
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 34 27 20
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 88 61 78
Māori Total 155 111 138
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 59 68 46
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 46 42 41
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 35 31 45
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 208 170 222
Pacific Total 348 311 354
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 24 42 42
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 11 15
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 7 5 6
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 33 30 37
Asian Total 77 88 100
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x 6
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x 3
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 5
MELAA Total x x 14
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x 2
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x 1
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x 3
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x 5
Other Total x x 11
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 43 26 28
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 20 9 18
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 11 8 12
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 49 41 47
European/Pākehā Total 123 84 105
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 138 138 130
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 92 68 89
Total Enrolled L1-L3 81 60 76
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 344 286 350
Total Total 655 552 645

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.