Progress of studies
|Updated: 20.3.2013 - Next update: 31.12.2013|
Faster completion of qualifications and degrees
At least three out of four complete the university degree they have started to study for. By the end of 2011, nearly 82 per cent of those who had started their university education 16 years earlier completed their degree and among those who had started polytechnic education in the same year, 73 per cent completed their polytechnic degree. In a 10 year examination period, initial vocational education was completed by 77 per cent and matriculation examination by nearly 89 per cent of those who had started the education in question.
In all sectors of education there are big field-specific differences in the pass rates (see Tables in databases ). Tertiary level degrees were completed at universities in relative terms the most by students in the field of culture and the least by students in the field of natural sciences. In polytechnic education the highest pass rate of 63 per cent was achieved in the field of health, welfare and sports. At 22 per cent, the pass rate was the lowest in the field of technology and transport. In vocational education nearly all had attained a qualification in the fields of safety and security (other education: fire fighter, police). The next highest pass rates were in the field of welfare, health and sports, in which a vocational qualification had been attained in the respective field by 68 per cent of students. The pass rate was the lowest in the field of natural sciences, at 47 per cent.Statistical release
Statistics Finland / Progress of studies
Description of indicator
The indicator describes how new entrants to university
education progress in their studies up to the attainment of a qualification or
degree. The statistics contain data on started education, duration of education,
change of education, and on what students have done if they have discontinued
education. Data on the progress of university studies have been produced at
intervals of a fixed number of years since the 1980s and the 1990s.