Expenditure on Tertiary Education

This key economic indicator for the Education sector has been recently updated.

  1. In 2018, Expenditure on Tertiary Education in Ecuador increased 2.2points from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2013 Sierra Leone Expenditure on Tertiary Education was up 18.2points year on year attaining 59.76 Percent of Government Expenditure on Education.
  3. In 2018 Ecuador was ranked number 3 in Expenditure on Tertiary Education.
  4. In 2017 British Virgin Islands was ranked number 9 in Expenditure on Tertiary Education totalising 35.07 Percent of Government Expenditure on Education, from 114 in 2016.

Top Countries in Expenditure on Tertiary Education

# 133 Countries Percent of Government Expenditure on Education Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Sierra Leone
59.76 % 2018 +1.3 % +18.2 % View data
2 #2
Ethiopia
48.92 % 2018 +1.1 % +2.8 % View data
3 #3
Ecuador
45.06 % 2018 +2.2 % +6.9 % View data
4 #4
Gabon
39.80 % 2018 +0.4 % -2.6 % View data
5 #5
Guinea
37.02 % 2018 +0.9 % +1.3 % View data
6 #6
Puerto Rico
36.78 % 2014 -4.7 % NA View data
7 #7
South Sudan
36.44 % 2018 +15.8 % +9.5 % View data
8 #8
Singapore
35.28 % 2013 -7.2 % +1.6 % View data
9 #9
British Virgin Islands
35.07 % 2017 NA NA View data
10 #10
Turkey
34.58 % 2015 -2.5 % NA View data
11 #11
Austria
34.38 % 2018 +1.5 % +1.2 % View data
12 #12
Bangladesh
33.28 % 2016 NA +26.4 % View data
13 #13
Iran
32.82 % 2018 +0.6 % +7.4 % View data
14 #14
Chad
31.70 % 2013 +4.8 % NA View data
15 #15
Denmark
30.45 % 2018 +0.6 % +2.5 % View data
16 #16
Ukraine
30.38 % 2018 -0.4 % -0.9 % View data
17 #17
Netherlands
30.13 % 2015 NA NA View data
18 #18
Slovakia
30.02 % 2018 +2.3 % +4.9 % View data
19 #19
Senegal
29.88 % 2018 +0.9 % -2.3 % View data
20 #20
Lithuania
29.78 % 2018 +1.4 % +0.7 % View data
21 #21
Australia
29.68 % 2018 +1.7 % +2.7 % View data
22 #22
Barbados
29.51 % 2018 +3.4 % -4.4 % View data
23 #23
Serbia
28.91 % 2016 -4.0 % -0.2 % View data
24 #24
Lebanon
28.74 % 2013 -6.4 % -0.2 % View data
25 #25
Hong Kong
28.72 % 2018 +0.8 % -5.9 % View data
26 #26
Oman
28.71 % 2017 +38.8 % NA View data
27 #27
Estonia
28.60 % 2018 +1.8 % +0.3 % View data
28 #28
India
28.53 % 2013 -11.3 % NA View data
29 #29
United States
28.09 % 2018 +0.5 % +0.6 % View data
30 #30
Chile
26.82 % 2018 +2.1 % +0.9 % View data
31 #31
Bolivia
26.40 % 2018 -0.0 % -0.5 % View data
32 #32
Switzerland
26.35 % 2018 +0.4 % +0.1 % View data
33 #33
Poland
26.29 % 2018 +1.5 % +1.4 % View data
34 #34
Germany
26.16 % 2018 -0.0 % -0.2 % View data
35 #35
Norway
25.91 % 2018 -0.8 % -0.5 % View data
36 #36
Finland
25.71 % 2018 -1.6 % -1.7 % View data
37 #37
Malta
25.43 % 2018 +2.4 % +5.7 % View data
38 #38
New Zealand
25.26 % 2016 -1.2 % NA View data
39 #39
United Kingdom
24.69 % 2018 +1.4 % +0.6 % View data
40 #40
Sweden
24.45 % 2018 -0.7 % -0.8 % View data
41 #41
Bahrain
24.40 % 2013 NA NA View data
42 #42
Burundi
24.23 % 2013 +17.8 % +2.7 % View data
43 #43
Tunisia
23.94 % 2015 NA -3.2 % View data
44 #44
Democratic Republic of the Congo
23.81 % 2015 NA -0.2 % View data
45 #45
Costa Rica
23.80 % 2018 +0.7 % +3.0 % View data
46 #46
Latvia
23.27 % 2018 +2.0 % +3.6 % View data
47 #47
France
23.26 % 2018 +0.6 % +0.6 % View data
48 #48
Niger
23.24 % 2018 -0.1 % +7.4 % View data
49 #49
Fiji
22.56 % 2013 NA NA View data
50 #50
Spain
22.50 % 2018 +0.1 % +0.1 % View data
51 #51
Ireland
22.46 % 2018 -0.1 % +0.9 % View data
52 #52
Turks and Caicos Islands
22.42 % 2015 NA NA View data
53 #53
Belgium
22.35 % 2018 +0.2 % +0.5 % View data
54 #54
Malawi
22.21 % 2018 -2.1 % -4.8 % View data
55 #55
Mali
22.21 % 2018 +1.4 % +3.1 % View data
56 #56
Benin
22.18 % 2018 +0.6 % +1.1 % View data
57 #57
Mexico
22.17 % 2018 +1.0 % +0.1 % View data
58 #58
Croatia
21.86 % 2013 NA -0.1 % View data
59 #59
Ivory Coast
21.61 % 2018 -0.2 % -2.8 % View data
60 #60
Brazil
21.42 % 2018 +1.1 % +2.9 % View data
61 #61
Tanzania
21.40 % 2014 NA -8.7 % View data
62 #62
South Korea
21.00 % 2018 +2.3 % +1.6 % View data
63 #63
Malaysia
20.99 % 2017 -10.3 % -5.9 % View data
64 #64
Cyprus
20.93 % 2018 +0.1 % -1.4 % View data
65 #65
Argentina
20.71 % 2018 +0.6 % +0.5 % View data
66 #66
Romania
20.51 % 2018 -1.6 % NA View data
67 #67
Maldives
20.44 % 2018 +5.0 % +7.5 % View data
68 #68
Aruba
19.86 % 2018 -0.5 % -1.7 % View data
69 #69
Colombia
19.51 % 2018 +5.6 % +1.9 % View data
70 #70
Italy
19.15 % 2018 +0.3 % -0.4 % View data
71 #71
Slovenia
19.13 % 2018 -1.2 % -1.4 % View data
72 #72
Albania
19.10 % 2016 -9.7 % NA View data
73 #73
Japan
19.00 % 2018 -0.5 % -1.0 % View data
74 #74
Brunei
18.89 % 2016 NA NA View data
75 #75
Iceland
18.85 % 2018 -0.1 % -0.5 % View data
76 #76
Jamaica
18.80 % 2018 -2.4 % +1.3 % View data
77 #77
Rwanda
18.61 % 2018 -1.1 % +5.8 % View data
78 #78
Jordan
18.53 % 2017 -7.0 % NA View data
79 #79
Portugal
17.90 % 2018 -0.3 % +1.1 % View data
80 #80
Cabo Verde
17.79 % 2018 +3.7 % +2.4 % View data
81 #81
Togo
17.79 % 2018 -0.9 % -4.3 % View data
82 #82
Mauritania
17.73 % 2016 NA +6.7 % View data
83 #83
Ghana
17.44 % 2018 -1.3 % -2.1 % View data
84 #84
Uganda
17.12 % 2018 +1.6 % +1.2 % View data
85 #85
Azerbaijan
17.08 % 2016 +33.3 % +3.1 % View data
86 #86
Bermuda
16.98 % 2017 NA NA View data
87 #87
Peru
16.90 % 2018 +1.4 % +0.1 % View data
88 #88
Afghanistan
16.45 % 2018 +3.1 % +7.0 % View data
89 #89
Indonesia
16.27 % 2018 +1.0 % -0.2 % View data
90 #90
Bulgaria
15.92 % 2013 -10.6 % -3.9 % View data
91 #91
Belarus
15.91 % 2018 -3.5 % -2.0 % View data
92 #92
Zimbabwe
15.65 % 2018 -2.7 % -3.8 % View data
93 #93
Israel
15.65 % 2018 -0.5 % -0.2 % View data
94 #94
Thailand
15.55 % 2013 +7.9 % -6.0 % View data
95 #95
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15.36 % 2015 NA NA View data
96 #96
Vietnam
15.01 % 2013 +1.2 % -7.5 % View data
97 #97
Moldova
14.87 % 2018 +0.9 % NA View data
98 #98
Myanmar
14.78 % 2018 +31.0 % NA View data
99 #99
South Africa
14.10 % 2018 -1.8 % +2.6 % View data
100 #100
Hungary
13.90 % 2018 -3.2 % -8.2 % View data
101 #101
Guatemala
13.75 % 2018 +4.0 % +2.3 % View data
102 #102
Honduras
13.69 % 2015 -0.3 % NA View data
103 #103
Mozambique
13.69 % 2013 +12.4 % NA View data
104 #104
Czech Republic
13.59 % 2018 -4.4 % -8.7 % View data
105 #105
Armenia
13.46 % 2018 +1.4 % +5.5 % View data
106 #106
Kenya
13.38 % 2018 -0.1 % -1.2 % View data
107 #107
Eswatini
13.33 % 2014 NA -9.4 % View data
108 #108
Luxembourg
13.10 % 2015 +3.6 % NA View data
109 #109
Sri Lanka
12.77 % 2018 -1.5 % -9.6 % View data
110 #110
Burkina Faso
12.56 % 2018 -3.3 % -10.4 % View data
111 #111
Gambia
12.05 % 2018 -1.5 % +2.4 % View data
112 #112
Laos
11.10 % 2018 -5.7 % -4.6 % View data
113 #113
Kazakhstan
10.56 % 2017 -9.3 % NA View data
114 #114
Belize
10.53 % 2018 -3.6 % -4.9 % View data
115 #115
Nepal
10.43 % 2018 -1.6 % -1.7 % View data
116 #116
Bhutan
10.30 % 2018 -4.4 % -10.8 % View data
117 #117
Cameroon
10.21 % 2013 +31.4 % +2.9 % View data
118 #118
Georgia
10.08 % 2017 -9.1 % -12.1 % View data
119 #119
Comoros
10.00 % 2018 +0.9 % +0.5 % View data
120 #120
Tajikistan
9.95 % 2015 NA -0.3 % View data
121 #121
Sao Tome and Principe
9.60 % 2014 +16.3 % NA View data
122 #122
Grenada
9.57 % 2016 NA NA View data
123 #123
Samoa
9.18 % 2016 NA NA View data
124 #124
Pakistan
9.09 % 2018 -10.7 % -22.4 % View data
125 #125
El Salvador
8.91 % 2018 -4.9 % +1.7 % View data
126 #126
Dominica
8.86 % 2015 NA NA View data
127 #127
Mongolia
7.82 % 2018 +22.0 % -13.8 % View data
128 #128
Cambodia
6.10 % 2013 NA NA View data
129 #129
Andorra
5.79 % 2018 +2.0 % +4.8 % View data
130 #130
Mauritius
5.55 % 2018 -5.3 % -7.1 % View data
131 #131
Guinea-Bissau
3.90 % 2013 -32.7 % -8.0 % View data
132 #132
Timor-Leste
3.15 % 2018 -12.8 % -4.3 % View data
133 #133
Kyrgyzstan
1.13 % 2018 -47.1 % -38.4 % View data

Source: World Bank

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