Performance of tertiary education organisations

Ngā Whakatutukitanga a ngā Kura Mātauranga Matua

Last updated 5 July 2024
Last updated 5 July 2024

This section gives you a snapshot of how the tertiary education sector is performing – by individual organisation, type of organisation, and overall.

You’ll also find information on how we calculate performance, including the current methodologies we have developed for some of the .

See Educational performance reports on individual tertiary education organisations (TEOs) for details on EPI methodology, EPI interactive charts and EPI reports.

How enrolments influence performance

The nature of enrolments at each organisation influences its performance. For example, part-time and extra-mural students often have work or family commitments, which may mean they devote less time and energy to their studies. They might also have different study goals.

Note that external factors such as the Canterbury earthquakes or COVID-19 may have negative impacts on an organisations ability to deliver courses and enrolment numbers, which may in turn affect educational performance.

The full impact on EPIs will not be evident for several years when cohort-based EPIs, particularly qualification completion, are confirmed.

Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) priority groups

Through the TES and our other sector guidance, we set expectations for the performance of tertiary education organisations (TEOs). We prioritise an outcomes focus, especially for traditionally underserved groups including Māori and Pacific Peoples. Our information shows how those groups performed compared to all students.