Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (412)

Colm Burke

Question:

412. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Education the percentage of students who progressed from secondary school to third level in Cork from 2011 to 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6560/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The only available transtition rates from post-primary level to thrid level of education are compiled on a national level. The total transtition rates for years 2014-2018 are shown in table below. In order to arrive at an accurate rate of transfer of students from second to third level,the set of post-primary pupils who finished school in the most recent year and from preceding fours years were concidered; this is to account for students who do not go directly to third levelfor various reasons (such as repeating the Leaving Cert, doing a PLC, working, ortravelling). The latest available transition rate is for year 2018/19. The detailed results are published as part of Department of Education Projections for full time Third level enrolments and can be found here: www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/projections/.

Transfer rates to Third level 4

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Transition rates from post-primary to higher education

63.8%

64.0%

64.4%

63.6%

63.4%