Retention and Achievement

Statistics relating to attainment, attrition, retention and completion of students at tertiary education providers and through industry training.

Gaining Qualifications Updated: August 2018 

Statistics relating to qualification completion by a range of demographic and study-related characteristics.

Field of Specialisation for Students Gaining Qualifications from Tertiary Education Providers Updated: August 2018

Statistics relating to qualification completion for students at tertiary education providers by their field of specialisation and other characteristics.

Course Completion Rates Updated: August 2018 

Statistics relating to the rate at which students pass courses. These rates may differ slightly from those published by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in their education performance indicators series. This is because the student populations from which the rates are calculated are slightly different. TEC's data is expected to be available in due course.

Qualification completion, attrition and direct progression rates Updated: August 2018 

Statistics relating to rates at which students complete qualifications, discontinue their studies without completing, or progress to higher-level study without completing the lower-level qualification. Data is presented for detailed and grouped qualification levels and types. Data is available in spreadsheets as filtered lists, or as comma delimited text files for uploading into business intelligence and analytics tools. Note: Tables do not include the retention rate, this can be calculated as one minus the attrition rate.

Files for business intelligence and analytics tools

Achievement in industry training Updated: July 2018

Statistics relating to achievement in workplace-based learning, including industry training and Apprenticeships.

Field of Specialisation for Industry Training Learners Gaining Qualifications Updated: July 2018

Statistics relating to qualification completion for industry training learners by their field of specialisation and other characteristics.

Qualification attainment at Level 4 or above for those aged 25-34 years Updated: July 2017

Data showing progress towards the Better Public Services Result Area 6 target: 60% of those aged 25-34 years will have a qualification at Level 4 or above in 2018.

Achievement in Targeted Training Programmes Updated: November 2014

Statistics relating to the rate at which students complete their courses.

Educational Attainment of the Population Updated: January 2018

Statistics relating to qualification achievement of the New Zealand population.

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