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 96 116 111
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 105 89 92
Female Enrolled L1-L3 123 125 117
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 210 230 233
Female Total 534 560 553
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 84 59 73
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 82 73 77
Male Enrolled L1-L3 179 143 140
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 329 324 322
Male Total 674 599 612
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 21 28 38
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 59 37 53
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 158 131 155
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 220 211 250
Māori Total 458 407 496
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 52 60 64
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 77 77 66
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 103 113 94
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 253 284 268
Pacific Total 485 534 492
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 69 71 53
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 29 23 37
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 31 19 19
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 44 38 29
Asian Total 173 151 138
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 4 x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 9 x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x 0 x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 9 x
MELAA Total x 22 x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 3 x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 0 x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x 1 x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 x
Other Total x 6 x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 41 24 27
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 44 35 25
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 41 34 30
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 79 84 83
European/Pākehā Total 205 177 165
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 180 175 184
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 187 162 169
Total Enrolled L1-L3 302 268 257
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 539 554 555
Total Total 1,208 1,159 1,165

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 102 93 113
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 75 82 58
Female Enrolled L1-L3 89 69 84
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 267 290 305
Female Total 533 534 560
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 71 83 58
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 102 79 61
Male Enrolled L1-L3 81 84 74
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 336 428 406
Male Total 590 674 599
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 23 22 22
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 52 49 33
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 103 79 80
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 244 308 272
Māori Total 422 458 407
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 58 49 57
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 69 61 56
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 64 53 56
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 265 322 365
Pacific Total 456 485 534
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 69 69 69
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 27 24 20
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 5 20 14
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 41 60 48
Asian Total 142 173 151
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 4 x 5
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 9 x 6
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 3 x 2
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 x 9
MELAA Total 24 x 22
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 3 x 3
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 2
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 x 1
Other Total 8 x 6
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 34 43 23
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 44 40 19
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 18 19 23
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 129 103 112
European/Pākehā Total 225 205 177
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 173 176 171
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 177 161 119
Total Enrolled L1-L3 170 153 158
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 603 718 711
Total Total 1,123 1,208 1,159

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.