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Education > Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level: Countries Compared

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 16.61 million 2002
2 China 15.19 million 2002
3 India 11.3 million 2002
4 Russia 8.15 million 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.88 million 2002
5 Japan 3.98 million 2002
6 Brazil 3.58 million 2002
7 Indonesia 3.44 million 2002
8 South Korea 3.22 million 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.54 million 2002
9 Philippines 2.43 million 2002
10 Germany 2.33 million 2002
11 Ukraine 2.3 million 2002
12 United Kingdom 2.29 million 2002
13 Thailand 2.25 million 2003
14 Mexico 2.24 million 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.23 million 2002
15 Egypt 2.15 million 2002
16 France 2.12 million 2002
17 Argentina 2.03 million 2002
18 Poland 1.98 million 2002
19 Turkey 1.92 million 2002
20 Italy 1.91 million 2002
21 Spain 1.84 million 2002
22 Iran 1.71 million 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.42 million 2002
South Asia average (profile) 1.41 million 1990
23 Canada 1.19 million 2001
24 Australia 1.01 million 2002
25 Colombia 989,745 2002
26 Venezuela 983,217 2002
27 Nigeria 947,538 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 932,302 2002
28 Bangladesh 877,335 2002
29 Peru 831,345 2002
30 Vietnam 797,086 2002
Europe average (profile) 756,107.71 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 731,478.38 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 683,316.65 2002
31 Algeria 682,775 2002
32 South Africa 675,160 2002
South and Central Asia average (profile) 648,790.45 1990
33 Romania 643,911 2002
European Union average (profile) 641,982.54 2002
34 Malaysia 632,309 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 624,817.17 2002
35 Kazakhstan 603,072 2002
OPEC countries average (profile) 590,767.67 2002
36 Chile 567,114 2003
37 Greece 561,468 2002
38 Burma 555,060 2001
39 Netherlands 526,767 2002
40 Saudi Arabia 525,344 2002
Former British colonies average (profile) 502,207.07 1984
41 Belarus 488,650 2002
Religious countries average (profile) 443,516.45 1987
42 Sweden 414,657 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 412,563.6 1998
43 Pakistan 401,056 2002
44 Portugal 400,831 2002
45 Uzbekistan 393,910 2002
46 Hungary 390,453 2002
47 North Korea 390,000 1987
48 Libya 375,028 2002
49 Belgium 374,532 2002
50 Morocco 335,755 2002
51 Iraq 317,993 2001
52 Bolivia 311,015 2002
53 Israel 301,326 2002
54 Finland 291,664 2002
55 Czech Republic 287,001 2002
56 Dominican Republic 286,954 2002
57 Tunisia 263,414 2002
58 Cuba 235,997 2002
59 Bulgaria 230,513 2002
60 Austria 229,802 2002
61 Syria 215,734 1994
62 Ecuador 213,496 1996
63 Norway 212,395 2002
64 Serbia and Montenegro 208,689 2000
65 Sudan 204,114 1999
66 Denmark 201,746 2002
67 Kyrgyzstan 201,128 2002
68 Jordan 186,189 2002
69 Switzerland 185,965 2002
70 New Zealand 184,808 2002
71 Ireland 181,557 2002
72 Yemen 173,130 1999
73 Ethiopia 172,111 2003
74 Lithuania 167,606 2002
75 Hong Kong 159,254 2002
76 Slovakia 158,089 2002
77 Georgia 155,453 2002
78 Paraguay 146,892 2002
79 Lebanon 144,050 2002
80 Puerto Rico 137,171 1981
81 Nepal 124,817 2002
82 Croatia 121,722 2002
83 Azerbaijan 121,156 2002
84 Latvia 118,944 2002
85 Panama 117,601 2002
86 Moldova 114,238 2002
87 El Salvador 113,366 2002
88 Guatemala 111,739 2002
89 Slovenia 101,458 2002
90 Nicaragua 100,363 2002
91 Kenya 98,607 2001
92 Uruguay 98,520 2002
93 Mongolia 98,031 2002
94 Tajikistan 97,466 2002
95 Cote d'Ivoire 96,681 1998
96 Honduras 96,612 2001
97 Singapore 92,140 1996
98 Cameroon 81,318 2002
99 Armenia 79,321 2002
100 Costa Rica 77,283 2002
101 Turkmenistan 76,000 1990
102 Uganda 74,090 2002
103 Ghana 69,968 2003
104 United Arab Emirates 68,182 2002
105 Sri Lanka 63,660 1995
106 Estonia 63,625 2002
107 Democratic Republic of the Congo 60,341 1998
108 Zimbabwe 55,689 2003
109 Jamaica 45,770 2002
110 Liberia 44,107 1999
111 Albania 43,600 2002
112 Cambodia 43,210 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 39,701.55 1985
113 Madagascar 32,593 2002
114 Kuwait 32,320 1998
115 Tanzania 31,049 2002
116 Senegal 29,303 1998
117 Mali 28,332 2002
118 Laos 28,117 2002
119 Macau 26,272 2002
120 Zambia 24,553 2000
121 Afghanistan 24,333 1990
122 Rwanda 20,393 2002
123 Oman 19,864 2001
124 Bahrain 19,079 2002
125 Benin 18,753 1999
126 Cyprus 18,272 2002
127 Mauritius 16,764 2002
128 Burkina Faso 16,054 2002
129 Somalia 15,672 1986
130 Togo 15,171 1999
131 Niger 13,854 2001
132 Namibia 13,536 2002
133 Iceland 13,347 2002
134 Angola 12,566 2002
135 Congo, Republic of the 12,456 2002
136 Trinidad and Tobago 12,316 2002
137 Burundi 11,915 2002
138 Papua New Guinea 9,859 1998
139 Holy See (Vatican City) 9,389 1998
140 Mozambique 9,303 1999
141 Mauritania 9,198 2002
142 Botswana 9,161 2002
143 Sierra Leone 9,041 2001
144 Malta 8,946 2002
145 Guinea 8,272 1997
146 Barbados 7,979 2000
147 Fiji 7,908 1991
148 Qatar 7,826 2002
149 Gabon 7,473 1998
150 East Timor 6,349 2001
151 Central African Republic 6,323 1999
152 Haiti 6,288 1985
153 Lesotho 6,108 2002
154 Chad 5,901 1999
155 Eritrea 5,755 2002
156 Swaziland 5,369 2002
157 Suriname 5,186 2001
158 Guyana 4,848 2002
159 Malawi 4,565 2002
160 Brunei 4,418 2002
161 Guam 4,257 1988
162 The Bahamas 3,960 1994
163 Luxembourg 3,077 2002
164 Virgin Islands 2,924 1992
165 Saint Lucia 2,760 1995
166 Netherlands Antilles 2,285 2001
167 Cape Verde 2,215 2002
168 Bermuda 1,960 2001
169 Bhutan 1,893 2001
170 Comoros 1,707 2002
171 Aruba 1,672 2002
172 Federated States of Micronesia 1,510 1998
173 Samoa 1,179 2001
174 The Gambia 1,169 1998
175 Djibouti 1,134 2003
176 Equatorial Guinea 1,003 1999
177 San Marino 942 1999
178 American Samoa 909 1988
179 Marshall Islands 903 2001
180 New Caledonia 761 1985
181 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 677 1989
182 Vanuatu 675 2001
183 Grenada 535 1983
184 Belize 527 2002
=185 Dominica 484 1992
=185 Palau 484 2001
187 Guinea-Bissau 463 1999
188 Liechtenstein 440 2002
189 Saint Kitts and Nevis 394 1992
190 Cayman Islands 390 2000
191 Tonga 380 2001
192 Cook Islands 360 1980
193 Andorra 306 2002
194 French Polynesia 301 1991
195 Sao Tome and Principe 183 2001
196 Seychelles 144 1980
197 Saint Helena 37 1981
198 Anguilla 12 2002
199 Turks and Caicos Islands 9 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Education-enrolment-by-level/Tertiary-level

Education > Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

  • All of the top 2 countries by education enrolment by level > tertiary level are Cold countries'.
  • United States has had the highest education enrolment by level > tertiary level since 1980.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands has ranked last for education enrolment by level > tertiary level since 1998.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by education enrolment by level > tertiary level are Emerging markets'.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by education enrolment by level > tertiary level are Former British Colonies'.
  • India has ranked in the top 3 for education enrolment by level > tertiary level since 1980.
  • 15 of the top 26 countries by education enrolment by level > tertiary level are Christian.
  • China has ranked in the top 3 for education enrolment by level > tertiary level since 1991.
  • 98 of the top 185 countries by education enrolment by level > tertiary level are Hot countries.
  • Russia has ranked in the top 4 for education enrolment by level > tertiary level since 1980.
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