Method to determine the predominant field(s) of study of students and graduates in provider-based tertiary education

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This factsheet presents the method used by the Ministry of Education to determine the predominant field(s) of study of enrolled students and graduates at tertiary education providers.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: January 2018

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Summary 

This factsheet presents the method used by the Ministry of Education to determine the predominant field(s) of study of enrolled students and graduates at tertiary education providers. By predominant field(s), we mean the field(s) where people have done the most study. Previously, different approaches were used to determine students' and graduates' predominant field of study. Now, one method is used for both students and graduates.

Reports using the revised method to determined predominant field of study    

The following reports on the field of study of domestic students/learners and graduates from the tertiary education system use this revised method.

  What are they doing? The field of study of domestic students/learners 2008-2016

 What did they do? The field of study of domestic graduates 2008-2016
Field of study data    

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