South Africa - Share of Population Having at Least Completed Short-Cycle Tertiary Education

Since 2014, South Africa Share of Population Having at Least Completed Short-Cycle Tertiary Education increased 3.5points year on year. In 2019, the country was number 78 among other countries in Share of Population Having at Least Completed Short-Cycle Tertiary Education at 8.46 Percent of Persons Aged 25+. South Africa is overtaken by Guatemala, which was ranked number 77 with 8.53 Percent of Persons Aged 25+ and is followed by El Salvador with 7.95 Percent of Persons Aged 25+. Uzbekistan ranked the highest with 64.73 Percent of Persons Aged 25+ in 2019, a growth of 1.3points compared to 2018. United Arab Emirates, Israel and Singapore respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Zimbabwe witnessed the best average annual growth at +22.6points per year, while El Salvador recorded the worst performance at -6.7points per year.

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Date Percent of Persons Aged 25+
2019 8.46
2018 8.26
2017 8.06
2016 7.85
2015 7.82
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How does South Africa rank in Share of Population Having at Least Completed Short-Cycle Tertiary Education?

# 88 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 25+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Uzbekistan
64.73 % 2019 +1.3 % +3.3 % View data
2 #2
United Arab Emirates
51.78 % 2018 +2.2 % NA View data
77 #77
Guatemala
8.53 % 2014 +198.0 % NA View data
78 #78
South Africa
8.46 % 2019 +2.4 % +3.5 % View data
79 #79
El Salvador
7.95 % 2017 -6.4 % -6.7 % View data
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