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 136 153 130
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 111 91 90
Female Enrolled L1-L3 94 94 71
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 174 178 193
Female Total 515 516 484
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 151 143 126
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 96 95 97
Male Enrolled L1-L3 125 145 133
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 299 316 373
Male Total 671 699 729
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 12 22 19
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 28 28 28
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 63 58 57
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 84 105 120
Māori Total 187 213 224
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 127 131 143
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 131 102 101
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 140 151 115
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 328 339 414
Pacific Total 726 723 773
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 139 140 88
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 51 50 62
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 27 38 39
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 79 49 66
Asian Total 296 277 255
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 17 14 19
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 18 14 12
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 15 20 16
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 30 34 54
European/Pākehā Total 80 82 101
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 287 296 256
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 207 186 187
Total Enrolled L1-L3 219 239 204
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 473 494 566
Total Total 1,186 1,215 1,213

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 149 142 142
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 99 72 77
Female Enrolled L1-L3 66 55 58
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 223 246 239
Female Total 537 515 516
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 132 139 131
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 109 86 79
Male Enrolled L1-L3 89 68 78
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 408 378 411
Male Total 738 671 699
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 19 18 21
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 26 19 19
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 42 32 30
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 115 118 143
Māori Total 202 187 213
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 134 117 100
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 130 90 85
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 99 73 92
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 433 446 446
Pacific Total 796 726 723
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 123 146 146
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 60 46 46
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 22 21 18
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 83 83 67
Asian Total 288 296 277
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
MELAA Total x x x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x x x
Other Total x x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 20 16 13
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 11 15 14
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 13 5 11
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 54 44 44
European/Pākehā Total 98 80 82
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 281 281 273
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 208 158 156
Total Enrolled L1-L3 155 123 136
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 631 624 650
Total Total 1,275 1,186 1,215

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.