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Education > Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 37.67% 2009
2 Canada 37.41% 2009
3 New Zealand 30.33% 2009
4 Denmark 28.47% 2009
5 Finland 27.3% 2009
6 Australia 26.26% 2009
7 Sweden 25.21% 2009
8 Norway 24.86% 2009
9 Netherlands 24.59% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 24.18% 2009
10 United Kingdom 24.12% 2009
11 Switzerland 23.55% 2009
12 Japan 22.87% 2009
13 Germany 22.66% 2009
14 Belgium 22.48% 2009
15 Iceland 20.66% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 20.49% 2009
16 Luxembourg 18.19% 2009
17 Ireland 16.95% 2009
18 France 15.95% 2009
19 Hungary 15.42% 2009
20 Spain 15.29% 2009
21 Austria 13.71% 2009
22 Greece 12.74% 2009
23 Poland 12.52% 2009
24 Slovakia 11.8% 2009
25 Czech Republic 11.09% 2009
26 South Korea 10.58% 2009
27 Italy 8.58% 2009
28 Mexico 8.33% 2009
29 Turkey 7.68% 2009
30 Portugal 7.26% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Outcomes/Tertiary-attainment/Tertiary-attainment-for-age-group-55--64

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