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Student Loans January - March 2019

These figures are cumulative year-to-date figures. Therefore, the January to December figures are the relevant calendar year figures in the annual statistics table. For the purpose of these tables, 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. Percentage figures may not add up to exactly 100 percent because of rounding effects. All percentages are calculated using actual data and rounded to the nearest one decimal point. Three years of data and annual comparisons are presented in summary tables, earlier figures are included in the downloadable spreadsheets.


Education providers

Most of the student borrowers, 68.8 percent or 82,692 students were enrolled in universities from 1 January to 31 March 2019.

The graph below shows the proportion of student loan borrowers by types of education providers, and the summary table provides the number of students.

Student Loan by providers

Number of Student Loan borrowers by types of education providers attended

Types of education providers 1 January to 31 March Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-18 2018-19
University 91,345 83,860 82,692 -8.2% -1.4%
Polytechnic 32,133 28,130 25,684 -12.5% -8.7%
Wānanga 2,091 1,814 1,762 -13.2% -2.9%
Private training institutions (PTEs) 11,801 10,358 9,543 -12.2% -7.9%
Other 688 705 588 2.5% -16.6%
Total 138,058 124,867 120,269 -9.6% -3.7%

Note 1: Other refers to the proportion of students enrolled in more than one education provider (i.e. Polytechnic and university, PTE and university), and other types of providers as indicated in the detailed excel file.


Amount paid out for Student Loans – Fees component, by types of education provider

Types of education providers 1 January to 31 March Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-18 2018-19
University $565,917,110 $465,782,016 $484,795,821 -17.7% 4.1%
Polytechnic $145,538,922 $114,586,858 $116,043,235 -21.3% 1.3%
Wānanga $4,907,249 $4,241,629 $3,937,719 -13.6% -7.2%
Private training institutions (PTEs) $67,136,891 $47,824,014 $45,779,127 -28.8% -4.3%
Other $4,301,879 $4,073,866 $3,650,687 -5.3% -10.4%
Total $787,802,051 $636,508,383 $654,206,591 -19.2% 2.8%

Note 1: Other refers to the proportion of students enrolled in more than one education provider (i.e. Polytechnic and university, PTE and university), and other types of providers as indicated in the detailed excel file.

Note 2: Dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.


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