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Appendix table 3. New students by education and prior highest qualification in 2014

Sector of education Total New students’ prior education
    Matriculation examination Matriculation examination and/or vocational qualification Polytechnic degree University degree Comprehensive school or unknown qualification
Total % Total % Total % Total % Total % Total %
Upper secondary general education 34 814 100,0 0 - 989 2,8 57 0,2 0 - 33 768 97,0
Upper secondary vocational education 117 172 100,0 11 534 9,8 41 121 35,1 5 322 4,5 4 313 3,7 54 882 46,8
From which curriculum based initial vocational education 47 429 100,0 5 501 11,6 3 882 8,2 263 0,6 227 0,5 37 556 79,2
From which preparatory initial vocational education for a skills examination 32 938 100,0 3 120 9,5 16 657 50,6 1 234 3,7 1 007 3,1 10 920 33,2
From which preparatory education for futher vocational qualifications 26 806 100,0 2 423 9,0 15 070 56,2 2 160 8,1 1 435 5,4 5 718 21,3
From which preparatory education for a specialist vocational qualification 9 999 100,0 490 4,9 5 512 55,1 1 665 16,7 1 644 16,4 688 6,9
Upper secondvocational education 34 372 100,0 14 288 41,6 15 215 44,3 2 072 6,0 924 2,7 1 873 5,4
From which education for young people leading to a polytechnic degree 27 875 100,0 13 512 48,5 10 937 39,2 1 220 4,4 579 2,1 1 627 5,8
From which adult education leading to a polytechnic degree 6 497 100,0 776 11,9 4 278 65,8 852 13,1 345 5,3 246 3,8
Higher polytechnic degree (Master) 3 410 100,0 35 1,0 16 0,5 3 125 91,6 170 5,0 64 1,9
Lower university degree 17 493 100,0 13 786 78,8 1 456 8,3 985 5,6 1 123 6,4 143 0,8
Higher university degree 6 429 100,0 962 15,0 91 1,4 2 006 31,2 2 053 31,9 1 317 20,5
Total 213 690 100,0 40 605 19,0 58 888 27,6 13 567 6,3 8 583 4,0 92 047 43,1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anna Loukkola 029 551 3678, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 22.3.2016

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Entrance to education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4527. 2014, Appendix table 3. New students by education and prior highest qualification in 2014 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.4.2024].
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