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Student Loans January - June 2019

For this report, a student is defined as a person who received at least one payment from StudyLink in the calendar year, up to the end of the specified reporting month. The data in this report are cumulative calendar year-to-date figures. All percentages are computed using actual data and rounded to the nearest one decimal point. Total percentages may not add to exactly 100 percent because of rounding effects. The last three years of data and annual comparisons are presented in summary tables, earlier figures are included in downloadable spreadsheets.


Education providers

From 1 January to 30 June 2019, there were 87,331 Student Loan borrowers enrolled in universities only, or 66.3 percent of the total number of Student Loan borrowers.

SL borrowers by providers

Number of Student Loan borrowers by types of education providers attended

Types of education providers 1 January to 30 June Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-18 2018-19
University 94,927 88,242 87,331 -7.0% -1.0%
Polytechnic 36,244 31,885 29,019 -12.0% -9.0%
Private training establishment (PTE) 14,927 12,817 11,995 -14.1% -6.4%
Wānanga 2,894 2,502 2,447 -13.5% -2.2%
Multiple and other providers 982 915 848 -6.8% -7.3%
Total 149,974 136,361 131,640 -9.1% -3.5%

Note 1: "Multiple and other providers" includes combination/s of providers (e.g. university and polytechnic, PTE and university) that some students attended during the specified reporting period, and "Other" types of providers as listed in the detailed Excel file.


Amount borrowered for Student Loans – Fees component, by types of education providers

Types of education providers 1 January to 30 June Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-18 2018-19
University $605,392,841 $505,140,386 $521,073,858 -16.6% 3.2%
Polytechnic $166,601,079 $129,056,572 $129,066,138 -22.5% 0.0%
Private training establishment (PTE) $90,122,793 $61,657,607 $60,920,629 -31.6% -1.2%
Wānanga $6,781,450 $5,598,015 $5,430,383 -17.5% -3.0%
Multiple and other providers $6,636,313 $5,640,723 $5,465,020 -15.0% -3.1%
Total $875,534,476 $707,093,303 $721,956,028 -19.2% 2.1%

Note 1: "Multiple and other providers" includes combination/s of providers (e.g. university and polytechnic, PTE and university) that some students attended during the specified reporting period, and "Other" types of providers as listed in the detailed Excel file.

Note 2: Amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.


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