Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

Publication Details

Profile & Trends is a primary information resource on New Zealand’s tertiary education system covering participation, achievement, resourcing, capability, research and much more.

In addition to the analysis of sector trends and performance, the report contains a number of short articles on topics of interest to the sector’s stakeholders and those who are involved in the provision of tertiary education.

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

Date Published: Annually

Profile & Trends 2016 now comprises six annual reports that, together, constitute the Ministry of Education's annual publication: Profile and Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector;

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  • Profile and Trends 2010: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition 13 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. The key findings for 2010 were:

    • 466,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2010, including 45,600 international students.
    • More young tertiary students now continue with postgraduate study after completing a bachelors degree and four out of every five young tertiary students study level 4 qualifications and above.
    • International tertiary student numbers increased by more than 5 percent in 2010. International student numbers are likely to rise further in 2011.

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

    Date Published: February 2012

  • Profile & Trends 2009: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition 12 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Key findings from the 2009 report are:

    • 469,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2009, including 43,500 international students. There were 202,000 industry trainees in 2009.
    • Young tertiary students are studying at a more advanced level. More than three out of four young tertiary students are now studying level 4 qualifications and above.
    • International tertiary student numbers increased by more than 9 percent in 2009. In 2010, international enrolments are expected to increase by about 8 percent, while domestic enrolments are expected to increase slightly.
    Short articles on the following topics are included in Profile & Trends 2009: Participation in post-compulsory education following decreases in New Zealand’s economic activity, What do students earn after their tertiary education, Raising the literacy, language and numeracy of the adult population, Progression to, and success in, bachelors-level study, Adults in non-formal and formal learning, and Students who had a disability

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

    Date Published: August 2010

  • Profile & Trends 2008: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition 11 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2008 has three supporting booklets: "The Tertiary Education System", What the Tertiary Education Sector Provides" and"Finding out more about Tertiary Education".

    It also has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

    Short articles in Profile & Trends 2008 cover the following topics: Recent changes to higher education policy and funding in Australia and Scotland; Trends in the demand for tertiary education; Trends in fields of study of bachelors degree graduates; and New Zealand’s industry training data.

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

    Date Published: November 2009

  • Profile & Trends 2007: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition 10 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2007 has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

    The short articles in Profile & Trends 2007 include the following topics: People in tertiary education over time: the cumulative cohort participation rate, International tertiary education, Raising the literacy, language and numeracy skills of the workforce, Identifying patterns of research performance in New Zealand's universities.

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

    Date Published: November 2008

  • Profile & Trends 2006: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition 9 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

    The short articles in Profile & Trends 2006 include the following topics: The payoff from a tertiary education, New Zealand's expanding knowledge and skills resource, Passing courses, The variety of industry training programmes, Improving the relevance of tertiary education provision, Measuring the quality of research in New Zealand's tertiary education sector.

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

    Date Published: November 2007

  • Profile & Trends 2005: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition eight in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: December 2006

  • Profile & Trends 2004: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition seven in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: December 2005

  • Profile & Trends 2003: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition six in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: November 2004

  • Profile & Trends 2002: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition five in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: November 2003

  • Profile & Trends 2001: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition four in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: October 2002

  • Profile & Trends 2000: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition three in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: October 2001

  • Profile & Trends 1999: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is edition two in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: October 2000

  • Profile & Trends 1998: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    This is the first edition in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

    Date Published: December 1999

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