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 99 93 99
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 49 47 60
Female Enrolled L1-L3 67 62 48
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 94 115 125
Female Total 309 317 332
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 71 61 78
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 54 64 57
Male Enrolled L1-L3 83 69 50
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 142 152 157
Male Total 350 346 342
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 10 15 13
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 32 22 40
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 76 70 50
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 95 118 125
Māori Total 213 225 228
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 14 11 11
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 13 15 23
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 34 28 17
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 46 48 71
Pacific Total 107 102 122
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 49 41 58
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 6 16 15
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 8 6 3
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 12 13 20
Asian Total 75 76 96
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 3 11
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 2 2
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 x 1 5
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 2 4
MELAA Total x 8 22
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above x 1 2
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 x 1 1
Other Enrolled L1-L3 x 3 0
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary x 1 3
Other Total x 6 6
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 99 95 97
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 65 69 68
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 60 46 38
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 121 135 111
European/Pākehā Total 345 345 314
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 170 154 177
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 103 111 117
Total Enrolled L1-L3 150 131 98
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 236 267 282
Total Total 659 663 674

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 118 105 106
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 50 35 43
Female Enrolled L1-L3 33 36 29
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 145 133 139
Female Total 346 309 317
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 75 80 67
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 75 65 59
Male Enrolled L1-L3 44 42 35
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 178 163 185
Male Total 372 350 346
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 16 14 18
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 34 31 24
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 47 41 35
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 130 127 148
Māori Total 227 213 225
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 17 12 9
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 10 15 10
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 13 21 12
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 55 59 71
Pacific Total 95 107 102
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 47 50 41
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 8 5 17
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 1 3 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 18 17 17
Asian Total 74 75 76
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 5 x 2
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 x 4
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 1 x 0
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 9 x 2
MELAA Total 17 x 8
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 x 3
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 2 x 0
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x 1
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 2 x 2
Other Total 6 x 6
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 122 112 112
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 82 66 67
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 36 27 25
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 168 140 141
European/Pākehā Total 408 345 345
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 193 185 173
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 125 100 102
Total Enrolled L1-L3 77 78 64
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 323 296 324
Total Total 718 659 663

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.