Comprehensive schools’ number on wane
There were 689 active providers of education and 3,049 educational institutions in which around 1.79 million students pursued studies at the end of 2021, according to Statistics Finland.
There were 2,085 active comprehensive schools.
In 2021, a total of 547,300 pupils attended comprehensive schools. Active comprehensive school level special education schools numbered 60 and they had 3,500 pupils.
There were 469 active joint schools comprising comprehensive school grades 1 to 9. In ten years, the share of joint schools in comprehensive schools has risen by nine percentage points.
In the corresponding period, the share of primary schools has decreased by seven percentage points and that of lower secondary schools by two percentage points.