Immigrant youth lag behind their native-born counterparts in education. The biggest difference is in the number who quit school after the obligatory comprehensive schooling. More than one quarter drop out at this point, compared with about 15 percent of native Finns.
The figures were produced by Statistics Finland for the Jyväskylä newspaper Keskisuomalainen.
About 23 percent of foreigners who moved to Finland as children have attended university. Among native Finns the rate is about 36 percent. Roughly the same number of both groups, about half, have completed high school or vocational school.