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 108 100 86
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 51 47 52
Female Enrolled L1-L3 39 37 43
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 84 105 124
Female Total 282 289 305
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 60 60 64
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 81 68 97
Male Enrolled L1-L3 75 51 62
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 134 152 152
Male Total 350 331 375
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 13 18 24
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 18 11 21
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 30 22 41
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 60 63 92
Māori Total 121 114 178
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 10 17 13
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 20 17 13
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 26 24 19
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 46 43 47
Pacific Total 102 101 92
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 25 23 24
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 5 7 7
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 6 5 5
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 7 10 14
Asian Total 43 45 50
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 126 111 102
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 96 83 121
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 49 44 53
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 116 158 155
European/Pākehā Total 387 396 431
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 168 160 150
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 132 115 149
Total Enrolled L1-L3 114 88 105
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 218 257 276
Total Total 632 620 680

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 87 114 101
Female Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 49 41 36
Female Enrolled L1-L3 23 17 17
Female Not Enrolled in Tertiary 111 110 135
Female Total 270 282 289
Male Enrolled Degree L7 or above 65 62 61
Male Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 108 81 76
Male Enrolled L1-L3 31 25 31
Male Not Enrolled in Tertiary 179 182 163
Male Total 383 350 331
Māori Enrolled Degree L7 or above 13 14 14
Māori Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 21 17 12
Māori Enrolled L1-L3 20 10 16
Māori Not Enrolled in Tertiary 72 80 72
Māori Total 126 121 114
Pacific Enrolled Degree L7 or above 14 11 16
Pacific Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 22 12 13
Pacific Enrolled L1-L3 11 14 11
Pacific Not Enrolled in Tertiary 58 65 61
Pacific Total 105 102 101
Asian Enrolled Degree L7 or above 26 29 25
Asian Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 11 5 7
Asian Enrolled L1-L3 2 1 1
Asian Not Enrolled in Tertiary 8 8 12
Asian Total 47 43 45
MELAA Enrolled Degree L7 or above 2 x x
MELAA Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x x
MELAA Enrolled L1-L3 1 x x
MELAA Not Enrolled in Tertiary 6 x x
MELAA Total 10 x x
Other Enrolled Degree L7 or above 3 x x
Other Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 1 x x
Other Enrolled L1-L3 0 x x
Other Not Enrolled in Tertiary 4 x x
Other Total 8 x x
European/Pākehā Enrolled Degree L7 or above 106 127 113
European/Pākehā Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 107 87 83
European/Pākehā Enrolled L1-L3 25 19 23
European/Pākehā Not Enrolled in Tertiary 164 154 177
European/Pākehā Total 402 387 396
Total Enrolled Degree L7 or above 152 176 162
Total Enrolled Non Degree L4-L7 157 122 112
Total Enrolled L1-L3 54 42 48
Total Not Enrolled in Tertiary 290 292 298
Total Total 653 632 620

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.