Lower secondary completion rate, female (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking

Definition: Lower secondary education completion rate is measured as the gross intake ratio to the last grade of lower secondary education (general and pre-vocational). It is calculated as the number of new entrants in the last grade of lower secondary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Seychelles 115.87 2014
2 Mongolia 115.61 2014
3 Armenia 112.63 2009
4 Kiribati 110.27 2014
5 Liechtenstein 110.00 2011
6 Belarus 109.82 2014
7 Tuvalu 108.00 2014
8 China 107.29 2013
9 Palau 107.27 2014
10 Grenada 107.14 2009
11 Ireland 105.27 2011
12 Kazakhstan 104.74 2014
13 Brunei 104.61 2014
14 Estonia 104.27 2013
15 France 103.45 2013
16 Japan 103.38 1994
17 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 103.16 2009
18 Italy 102.93 2013
19 Fiji 102.65 2013
20 Uzbekistan 102.29 2011
21 Israel 101.64 2013
22 Cyprus 101.26 2014
23 Latvia 101.01 2013
24 Macao SAR, China 100.90 2014
25 Oman 100.57 2013
26 Lithuania 100.23 2013
27 Norway 99.87 2013
28 Georgia 99.74 2014
29 Qatar 98.91 2011
30 Cuba 98.66 2014
31 Luxembourg 98.48 2013
32 Switzerland 98.34 2012
33 Finland 98.21 2013
34 Czech Republic 98.06 2013
35 Denmark 98.01 2013
36 Samoa 97.73 2014
37 Croatia 97.73 2012
38 Sweden 97.45 2013
39 Bahrain 97.34 2006
40 Belgium 97.24 2013
41 The Bahamas 97.14 2010
42 Greece 97.00 2013
43 Iran 96.93 2012
44 Serbia 96.77 2014
45 Korea 96.66 2014
46 Turkey 96.44 2013
47 Iceland 96.35 2012
48 Kuwait 96.31 2013
49 Sri Lanka 96.25 2013
50 Barbados 96.14 2009
51 Austria 95.96 2014
52 Dominica 95.86 2014
53 Ukraine 95.48 2014
54 Hungary 95.42 2013
55 St. Kitts and Nevis 95.39 2014
56 Slovenia 95.07 2013
57 Poland 94.93 2013
58 Ecuador 94.85 2014
59 Argentina 94.57 2013
60 Chile 94.29 2013
61 Montenegro 93.63 2012
62 San Marino 93.04 2012
63 Hong Kong SAR, China 92.48 2014
64 Vietnam 92.40 2014
65 Saudi Arabia 91.34 2014
66 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 91.14 2014
67 Kyrgyz Republic 91.05 2014
68 Albania 90.73 2014
69 Russia 90.48 1994
70 Bolivia 90.38 2013
71 Mauritius 89.78 2014
72 Tajikistan 89.62 2014
73 Jamaica 88.96 2014
74 El Salvador 88.95 2013
75 Jordan 88.87 2012
76 Antigua and Barbuda 88.56 2014
77 Philippines 87.51 2013
78 Germany 87.27 2008
79 Peru 87.25 2014
80 Botswana 87.23 2013
81 Algeria 87.18 2014
82 St. Lucia 87.11 2014
83 Romania 87.04 2013
84 Malta 86.95 2014
85 Macedonia 86.83 2010
86 Nepal 86.29 2014
87 Azerbaijan 86.12 2014
88 Trinidad and Tobago 85.63 2010
89 Spain 85.35 2010
90 Cabo Verde 84.93 2014
91 United Arab Emirates 84.36 1997
92 Uruguay 83.98 2010
93 Bhutan 83.82 2014
94 Colombia 83.53 2014
95 Kenya 83.52 2014
96 India 83.42 2013
97 Indonesia 83.33 2013
98 Thailand 83.31 2007
99 Moldova 82.59 2013
100 Mexico 81.68 2013
101 Guyana 81.55 2010
102 Venezuela 81.19 2014
103 South Africa 80.90 2004
104 Dominican Republic 80.22 2014
105 São Tomé and Principe 79.54 2014
106 Slovak Republic 79.48 2013
107 Egypt 78.15 2009
108 Tunisia 78.08 2013
109 Panama 77.73 2012
110 Paraguay 77.29 2012
111 Timor-Leste 75.52 2013
112 Tonga 74.21 2004
113 Nicaragua 73.79 2010
114 Bangladesh 73.48 2013
115 Belize 68.74 2014
116 Syrian Arab Republic 68.12 2014
117 Ghana 66.46 2014
118 Morocco 66.31 2014
119 Zimbabwe 65.24 2012
120 Solomon Islands 65.04 2014
121 Namibia 62.70 2013
122 Costa Rica 62.63 2014
123 Suriname 62.58 2014
124 Portugal 62.17 1991
125 Lebanon 61.90 2013
126 The Gambia 61.89 2014
127 Netherlands 60.42 1999
128 Honduras 59.47 2014
129 Papua New Guinea 57.74 2012
130 Guatemala 56.99 2014
131 Vanuatu 55.34 2013
132 Eritrea 54.37 2012
133 Lao PDR 51.71 2014
134 Zambia 51.42 2013
135 Congo 51.20 2012
136 Myanmar 50.27 2014
137 Haiti 50.05 2014
138 Lesotho 49.92 2014
139 Swaziland 49.90 2013
140 Comoros 48.65 2013
141 Sierra Leone 48.15 2013
142 Pakistan 45.68 2014
143 Cambodia 45.47 2014
144 Iraq 44.02 2007
145 Bulgaria 42.85 2014
146 Sudan 42.72 2012
147 Senegal 40.06 2014
148 Yemen 39.56 2013
149 Djibouti 38.67 2014
150 Rwanda 37.56 2012
151 Madagascar 36.77 2014
152 Cameroon 34.88 2014
153 Dem. Rep. Congo 34.50 2014
154 Benin 33.53 2014
155 Tanzania 32.28 2013
156 Liberia 31.86 2014
157 Equatorial Guinea 30.29 2012
158 Togo 29.22 2014
159 Mali 29.13 2014
160 Mauritania 28.08 2014
161 Ethiopia 27.95 2014
162 Guinea 27.86 2014
163 Guinea-Bissau 27.78 2010
164 Uganda 27.58 2013
165 Côte d'Ivoire 26.89 2014
166 Burkina Faso 23.06 2014
167 Burundi 22.77 2014
168 Mozambique 21.02 2014
169 Malawi 20.05 2013
170 Gabon 18.91 1995
171 Angola 18.34 2011
172 Chad 10.38 2013
173 Niger 10.11 2014
174 Afghanistan 9.49 2005
175 Central African Republic 8.31 2012

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Limitations and Exceptions: Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of lower secondary education. Thus this rate is a proxy that should be taken as an upper estimate of the actual lower secondary completion rate. There are many reasons why the rate can exceed 100 percent. The numerator may include late entrants and overage children who have repeated one or more grades of lower secondary education as well as children who entered school early, while the denominator is the number of children at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Lower secondary completion rate is calculated as the number of new entrants (enrollment minus repeaters) in the last grade of lower secondary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual