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Education > Tertiary enrollment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 72.6% 2000
2 Finland 70.4% 1995
=3 Norway 70% 2000
=3 Sweden 70% 2000
5 New Zealand 69.2% 2000
6 Russia 64.1% 2000
7 Australia 63.3% 2000
8 Latvia 63.1% 2000
9 Slovenia 60.5% 2000
10 Canada 60% 2002
11 United Kingdom 59.5% 2000
12 Spain 59.4% 2000
13 Denmark 58.9% 2000
14 Austria 57.7% 2000
15 Estonia 57.5% 2000
16 Belgium 57% 2002
17 Belarus 56% 2000
18 Poland 55.5% 2000
19 Netherlands 55% 2000
20 France 53.6% 2000
21 Israel 52.7% 2000
22 Lithuania 52.5% 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 52.34% 2000
23 Macau 52.1% 2000
24 Portugal 50.2% 2000
25 Italy 49.9% 2000
26 Libya 48.8% 2000
27 Iceland 48.7% 2000
28 Argentina 48% 2002
29 Japan 47.7% 2000
30 Ireland 47.5% 2000
31 Germany 46.3% 2002
32 Ukraine 43.3% 2002
=33 Lebanon 42.3% 2000
=33 Greece 42.3% 1995
35 Switzerland 42.1% 2000
36 Kyrgyzstan 41.1% 2000
37 Bulgaria 40.8% 2000
38 Hungary 40% 2000
39 Barbados 38.2% 2000
40 Chile 37.5% 2000
41 Uruguay 36.1% 2000
42 Bolivia 35.7% 2000
43 Thailand 35.3% 2000
44 Panama 34.9% 2002
45 Georgia 34.5% 2000
46 Singapore 33.7% 1995
47 Mongolia 33.3% 2000
48 Philippines 31.2% 2000
49 Kazakhstan 30.9% 2000
50 Slovakia 30.3% 2000
51 Czech Republic 29.8% 2000
52 Aruba 29.5% 2000
53 Peru 28.8% 2002
54 Jordan 28.6% 2002
55 Venezuela 28.5% 2000
56 Croatia 28.3% 1995
57 Malaysia 28.2% 2000
58 Moldova 27.9% 2000
59 Romania 27.3% 2000
60 Saint Lucia 25.4% 2002
61 Bahrain 25.2% 2002
62 Qatar 24.6% 2000
63 Republic of Macedonia 24.4% 2000
64 Cuba 24.2% 2000
65 Colombia 23.3% 2000
66 Dominican Republic 22.9% 1997
67 Saudi Arabia 22.4% 2002
68 Azerbaijan 22.3% 2002
69 Netherlands Antilles 21.8% 2000
70 Tunisia 21.7% 2000
71 Malta 21.5% 2002
72 Kuwait 21.1% 2002
73 Mexico 20.7% 2000
74 Armenia 20.2% 2000
75 Cyprus 20% 2002
76 El Salvador 17.5% 2000
77 Brazil 16.5% 2000
78 Jamaica 16.4% 2000
79 Costa Rica 16% 2000
80 South Africa 15.2% 2000
81 Albania 15.1% 2000
=82 Turkey 15% 2002
=82 Algeria 15% 2002
84 Honduras 14.7% 2000
85 Indonesia 14.6% 2000
86 Brunei 14.4% 2000
87 Tajikistan 14% 2000
88 Iraq 13.6% 2002
89 United Arab Emirates 12.1% 2002
=90 Nicaragua 11.5% 1995
=90 Burma 11.5% 2000
92 Mauritius 11.4% 2000
93 Samoa 10.9% 2000
94 India 10.5% 2002
95 Morocco 10.3% 2000
96 Paraguay 10.1% 1995
=97 Vietnam 9.7% 2000
=97 Guyana 9.7% 1995
99 Luxembourg 9.3% 2000
=100 Guatemala 8.5% 1995
=100 Oman 8.5% 2000
102 Gabon 8% 2002
103 China 7.5% 2002
=104 Suriname 7% 2002
=104 Cote d'Ivoire 7% 2002
106 Sudan 6.9% 2002
107 Bangladesh 6.6% 2000
108 Trinidad and Tobago 6.5% 2000
109 Syria 6.1% 2002
110 Namibia 5.9% 2002
111 Swaziland 5.2% 2000
112 Sri Lanka 5.1% 1995
113 Cameroon 4.9% 2000
=114 Nepal 4.6% 2000
=114 Botswana 4.6% 2000
116 Nigeria 4.3% 1997
117 Zimbabwe 3.9% 2000
118 Tonga 3.8% 2002
=119 Senegal 3.7% 2002
=119 Mauritania 3.7% 2000
=119 Togo 3.7% 2002
122 Benin 3.6% 2002
123 Ghana 3.3% 2000
=124 Kenya 3% 2000
=124 Uganda 3% 2000
126 Cambodia 2.8% 2000
127 Equatorial Guinea 2.7% 2002
128 Lesotho 2.6% 2000
129 Zambia 2.5% 2000
130 Papua New Guinea 2.3% 2002
=131 Madagascar 2.2% 2000
=131 Sierra Leone 2.2% 2000
=133 Central African Republic 1.9% 2002
=133 Mali 1.9% 2002
=135 Rwanda 1.7% 2000
=135 The Gambia 1.7% 1997
=135 Eritrea 1.7% 2000
138 Ethiopia 1.6% 2000
139 Niger 1.5% 2000
=140 Guinea 1.2% 1995
=140 Burundi 1.2% 2000
142 Comoros 1.1% 2002
143 Burkina Faso 1% 1995
=144 Chad 0.9% 2002
=144 Djibouti 0.9% 2000
=146 Tanzania 0.7% 2000
=146 Angola 0.7% 2002
148 Mozambique 0.6% 2000
149 Guinea-Bissau 0.4% 2002
=150 Vanuatu 0.3% 2002
=150 Malawi 0.3% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Tertiary enrollment. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Tertiary-enrollment

Education > Tertiary enrollment: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Tertiary enrollment

  • All of the top 4 countries by tertiary enrollment are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 2 countries by tertiary enrollment are High income OECD.
  • All of the top 4 countries by tertiary enrollment are Christian.
  • 30 of the bottom 33 countries by tertiary enrollment are Sub-Saharan African.
  • 50 of the bottom 62 countries by tertiary enrollment are Hot countries.
  • 16 of the top 20 countries by tertiary enrollment are European.
  • Libya ranked first for tertiary enrollment amongst Muslim countries in 2000.
  • Israel ranked first for tertiary enrollment amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2000.
  • United States ranked first for tertiary enrollment globally in 2000.
  • Lebanon ranked first for tertiary enrollment amongst Former French colonies in 2000.

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I'd say that this is the percentage of the entire population, not only the college-aged population.

Posted on 05 Oct 2009

Michael

Michael

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