Expenditure on Tertiary Education

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

  1. Sierra Leone grew 13.2points of Expenditure on Tertiary Education in 2019, from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2014 Sierra Leone Expenditure on Tertiary Education grew 11.3points year on year to 52.48 Percent of Government Expenditure on Education.
  3. In 2019 South Sudan was number 5 in Expenditure on Tertiary Education.
  4. In 2017 British Virgin Islands was number 7 in Expenditure on Tertiary Education to 35.07 Percent of Government Expenditure on Education, moving from 100 in 2016.

Top Countries in Expenditure on Tertiary Education

# 121 Countries Percent of Government Expenditure on Education Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Sierra Leone
52.48 % 2019 +13.2 % +11.3 % View data
2 #2
Ethiopia
49.46 % 2019 +1.1 % +1.5 % View data
3 #3
Ecuador
46.00 % 2019 +2.1 % +2.6 % View data
4 #4
Gabon
37.83 % 2014 -16.6 % NA View data
5 #5
South Sudan
37.27 % 2019 +2.3 % +8.6 % View data
6 #6
Puerto Rico
36.78 % 2014 -4.7 % NA View data
7 #7
British Virgin Islands
35.07 % 2017 NA NA View data
8 #8
Austria
34.10 % 2019 +1.3 % +1.0 % View data
9 #9
Bangladesh
33.28 % 2016 NA +26.4 % View data
10 #10
Senegal
32.65 % 2019 -0.6 % +2.5 % View data
11 #11
Netherlands
31.93 % 2016 +6.0 % NA View data
12 #12
Denmark
30.68 % 2014 +14.1 % +2.1 % View data
13 #13
Iran
30.11 % 2019 +6.6 % +1.5 % View data
14 #14
Serbia
29.93 % 2017 +3.5 % +0.6 % View data
15 #15
Barbados
29.22 % 2019 -1.0 % -5.8 % View data
16 #16
Oman
28.71 % 2017 NA NA View data
17 #17
Estonia
28.67 % 2019 +1.6 % +1.8 % View data
18 #18
Australia
28.46 % 2019 +1.3 % +1.4 % View data
19 #19
United States
27.50 % 2014 +1.0 % NA View data
20 #20
Switzerland
26.44 % 2019 +0.4 % +0.1 % View data
21 #21
Chile
26.44 % 2019 +1.8 % +1.4 % View data
22 #22
United Kingdom
26.33 % 2019 +1.6 % +1.6 % View data
23 #23
Bolivia
26.22 % 2014 -2.9 % -2.5 % View data
24 #24
Norway
26.06 % 2019 -0.7 % -1.8 % View data
25 #25
Malta
26.01 % 2019 +2.3 % +6.2 % View data
26 #26
Germany
25.99 % 2019 -0.1 % -0.5 % View data
27 #27
Ukraine
25.59 % 2019 -2.0 % -4.1 % View data
28 #28
Finland
25.32 % 2019 -1.6 % -1.9 % View data
29 #29
Uruguay
24.80 % 2017 -1.3 % NA View data
30 #30
Turks and Caicos Islands
24.44 % 2018 NA NA View data
31 #31
Poland
24.25 % 2019 +0.8 % +0.1 % View data
32 #32
Niger
24.18 % 2019 +4.0 % +11.7 % View data
33 #33
Tunisia
23.94 % 2015 NA -3.2 % View data
34 #34
Slovakia
23.92 % 2019 +0.6 % +0.8 % View data
35 #35
Democratic Republic of the Congo
23.81 % 2015 NA -0.2 % View data
36 #36
New Zealand
23.74 % 2016 -7.2 % NA View data
37 #37
Sweden
23.62 % 2019 -0.9 % -1.3 % View data
38 #38
Costa Rica
23.61 % 2019 +2.1 % +1.7 % View data
39 #39
Paraguay
23.33 % 2016 NA -7.0 % View data
40 #40
Colombia
23.28 % 2019 -0.2 % +2.3 % View data
41 #41
France
23.05 % 2019 +0.5 % +0.4 % View data
42 #42
Jordan
22.75 % 2018 +22.7 % NA View data
43 #43
Romania
22.57 % 2019 -0.6 % +0.8 % View data
44 #44
Seychelles
22.54 % 2019 +7.3 % +82.1 % View data
45 #45
Lithuania
22.46 % 2019 -0.9 % -5.4 % View data
46 #46
Belgium
22.42 % 2019 +0.2 % -0.1 % View data
47 #47
Benin
22.31 % 2019 +0.6 % +1.9 % View data
48 #48
Argentina
22.09 % 2019 +1.0 % +1.6 % View data
49 #49
Spain
21.93 % 2019 -0.1 % -0.5 % View data
50 #50
Guinea
21.86 % 2019 +26.4 % -11.0 % View data
51 #51
Mexico
21.79 % 2019 +0.8 % +0.4 % View data
52 #52
Malawi
21.75 % 2019 -2.1 % +0.2 % View data
53 #53
Brazil
21.65 % 2019 +1.1 % +2.4 % View data
54 #54
Russia
21.59 % 2019 +0.1 % NA View data
55 #55
Tanzania
21.40 % 2014 NA -8.7 % View data
56 #56
Maldives
21.39 % 2019 +4.7 % +10.7 % View data
57 #57
Malaysia
21.35 % 2018 +1.7 % -6.9 % View data
58 #58
Cyprus
20.83 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
59 #59
Pakistan
20.38 % 2019 -3.6 % -1.8 % View data
60 #60
Rwanda
19.82 % 2018 NA +7.2 % View data
61 #61
Japan
19.80 % 2016 NA -0.3 % View data
62 #62
Iceland
19.75 % 2019 +0.2 % +1.0 % View data
63 #63
Aruba
19.75 % 2019 -0.5 % -0.3 % View data
64 #64
Ireland
19.73 % 2019 -1.2 % -1.1 % View data
65 #65
Jamaica
19.40 % 2019 -1.0 % +2.1 % View data
66 #66
Italy
19.31 % 2019 +0.4 % -0.3 % View data
67 #67
Slovenia
19.02 % 2019 -1.2 % -0.8 % View data
68 #68
Brunei
18.89 % 2016 NA NA View data
69 #69
Mali
18.61 % 2019 -0.2 % -2.9 % View data
70 #70
Albania
18.54 % 2019 -1.4 % NA View data
71 #71
Sri Lanka
18.43 % 2019 -11.1 % -1.8 % View data
72 #72
Ghana
18.27 % 2014 -6.0 % -5.2 % View data
73 #73
Cape Verde
18.07 % 2019 +1.6 % +0.7 % View data
74 #74
Latvia
17.94 % 2019 +0.0 % -3.4 % View data
75 #75
Portugal
17.84 % 2019 -0.3 % +0.0 % View data
76 #76
Mauritania
17.73 % 2016 NA +6.7 % View data
77 #77
Togo
17.46 % 2019 -0.9 % -4.2 % View data
78 #78
Bermuda
16.98 % 2017 NA NA View data
79 #79
Afghanistan
16.94 % 2019 +2.9 % +6.4 % View data
80 #80
Zimbabwe
16.83 % 2014 -11.3 % NA View data
81 #81
Ivory Coast
16.82 % 2019 +19.9 % -4.4 % View data
82 #82
Indonesia
16.43 % 2019 +0.9 % +1.8 % View data
83 #83
Azerbaijan
16.40 % 2017 -4.0 % NA View data
84 #84
Uganda
16.30 % 2014 +0.9 % NA View data
85 #85
Peru
16.20 % 2019 +2.7 % +2.6 % View data
86 #86
Belarus
15.57 % 2019 -2.1 % -1.6 % View data
87 #87
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15.36 % 2015 NA NA View data
88 #88
South Africa
15.09 % 2019 -1.1 % +4.4 % View data
89 #89
Israel
14.97 % 2019 -0.8 % -0.1 % View data
90 #90
Myanmar
14.63 % 2019 -1.0 % NA View data
91 #91
Hungary
14.59 % 2019 -2.4 % -2.4 % View data
92 #92
Guatemala
13.99 % 2019 +0.7 % +2.9 % View data
93 #93
Laos
13.81 % 2014 -1.7 % -9.9 % View data
94 #94
Honduras
13.69 % 2015 -0.3 % NA View data
95 #95
Grenada
13.58 % 2017 NA NA View data
96 #96
Armenia
13.40 % 2019 +1.2 % -0.3 % View data
97 #97
Kenya
13.37 % 2019 -0.1 % -0.5 % View data
98 #98
Swaziland
13.33 % 2014 NA -9.4 % View data
99 #99
Luxembourg
13.10 % 2015 +3.6 % NA View data
100 #100
Moldova
12.29 % 2019 +3.2 % -6.5 % View data
101 #101
Burkina Faso
12.15 % 2019 -3.3 % -0.2 % View data
102 #102
Czech Republic
10.91 % 2019 -6.6 % -11.4 % View data
103 #103
Gambia
10.60 % 2019 -2.5 % -6.2 % View data
104 #104
Bhutan
10.33 % 2014 NA -4.8 % View data
105 #105
Nepal
10.26 % 2019 -1.6 % -2.1 % View data
106 #106
Comoros
10.08 % 2019 +0.8 % +5.4 % View data
107 #107
Georgia
10.08 % 2017 -9.1 % -12.1 % View data
108 #108
Tajikistan
9.95 % 2015 NA -0.3 % View data
109 #109
Sao Tome and Principe
9.60 % 2014 +16.3 % NA View data
110 #110
Kazakhstan
9.38 % 2018 -11.2 % NA View data
111 #111
Samoa
9.18 % 2016 NA NA View data
112 #112
El Salvador
9.11 % 2019 -0.6 % +2.6 % View data
113 #113
Belize
9.07 % 2019 -3.5 % -6.9 % View data
114 #114
Dominica
8.86 % 2015 NA NA View data
115 #115
Mongolia
7.61 % 2019 -2.6 % -11.8 % View data
116 #116
Lesotho
7.41 % 2018 NA NA View data
117 #117
San Marino
6.83 % 2017 NA NA View data
118 #118
Mauritius
5.87 % 2019 -8.6 % -3.6 % View data
119 #119
Andorra
5.73 % 2019 +1.6 % -1.2 % View data
120 #120
East Timor
4.11 % 2014 +4.8 % -12.8 % View data
121 #121
Kyrgyzstan
1.82 % 2018 -39.9 % -32.3 % View data

Source: World Bank

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