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Educational Outcomes includes qualification attainment, soft skills, social benefits to tertiary education, societal engagement, citizenship, and productivity. Also includes employer perceptions of graduates and graduate destinations.
This paper discusses the results of the first comprehensive longitudinal study of qualification retention, completion and progression in tertiary education in New Zealand. Of the cohort of domestic students who started a qualification at a public tertiary education provider in 1998, 40 percent had gained a qualification by the end of 2002, 9 percent were still studying, and 51 percent had left without gaining a qualification.