Finland: adults with upper secondary or tertiary education attainment 2007-2016

This statistic shows the share of the population aged 25 and over who had attained a upper secondary or tertiary education in Finland from 2007 to 2016. The peak for this period was in 2016 when 87.9 percent of respondents aged 25 and over had attained such a level of education.
The country has one of the highest levels of educational attainment. The average person in Finland is expected to undertake approximately 20 years of education, three years more than the average in the European Union (EU-28). The public sector also increased its expenditure on education by approximately six percent over the last years, which reflects government's intention to promote educational attainment.

Share of those aged 25 and over with upper secondary or tertiary education attainment in Finland from 2007 to 2016

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

Finland

Survey time period

2007 to 2016

Age group

25 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Break in time series.
** Including respondents with upper secondary, post secondary non-tertiary and tertiary education (level 3-8).

The source adds the following information: "The educational attainment level of an individual is the highest ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) level successfully completed, the successful completion of an education program being validated by a recognized qualification." The folder "population by educational attainment level" presents data on the highest level of education successfully completed by the individuals of a given population.

Data coverage corresponds to code ED3-8 of the ISCED11.

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