Lower secondary completion rate, total (% 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.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Mongolia 113.70 2014
2 Belarus 109.55 2014
3 Seychelles 109.47 2014
4 Qatar 109.23 2011
5 Estonia 106.41 2013
6 China 105.89 2013
7 Brunei 105.70 2014
8 Ireland 105.15 2011
9 Liechtenstein 104.90 2011
10 Palau 104.76 2014
11 Kazakhstan 104.71 2014
12 Armenia 103.87 2009
13 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 103.29 2009
14 Japan 103.23 1994
15 Italy 102.89 2013
16 Latvia 102.82 2013
17 France 102.69 2013
18 Uzbekistan 101.90 2011
19 Grenada 101.80 2009
20 Georgia 101.26 2014
21 Israel 101.05 2013
22 Samoa 101.03 2014
23 Kiribati 100.91 2014
24 Cyprus 100.85 2014
25 Barbados 100.72 2009
26 Lithuania 100.30 2013
27 Tuvalu 100.00 2014
28 Norway 99.94 2013
29 Luxembourg 98.73 2013
30 Fiji 98.24 2013
31 Greece 97.88 2013
32 Denmark 97.87 2013
33 Finland 97.81 2013
34 Saudi Arabia 97.77 2014
35 Sweden 97.75 2013
36 Turkey 97.73 2013
37 Korea 97.43 2014
38 Iceland 97.16 2012
39 Croatia 97.15 2012
40 Czech Republic 97.12 2013
41 The Bahamas 96.68 2010
42 Austria 96.37 2014
43 Bahrain 96.30 2006
44 Serbia 96.28 2014
45 Macao SAR, China 96.27 2014
46 Iran 96.23 2012
47 Switzerland 95.91 2012
48 Cuba 95.83 2014
49 Ukraine 95.69 2014
50 Sri Lanka 95.38 2013
51 Belgium 95.32 2013
52 Poland 95.27 2013
53 Hungary 95.13 2013
54 Ecuador 94.54 2014
55 Slovenia 94.46 2013
56 Vietnam 93.77 2014
57 Chile 93.40 2013
58 Hong Kong SAR, China 93.28 2014
59 Montenegro 93.20 2012
60 Dominica 93.07 2014
61 Tajikistan 92.63 2014
62 Russia 92.43 2013
63 Albania 92.41 2014
64 Oman 92.40 2013
65 St. Kitts and Nevis 92.12 2014
66 San Marino 91.72 2012
67 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 90.79 2014
68 Kyrgyz Republic 90.54 2014
69 Malta 90.14 2014
70 Bolivia 89.65 2013
71 Argentina 89.45 2013
72 Kuwait 88.99 2013
73 Macedonia 88.76 2010
74 El Salvador 87.76 2013
75 Jordan 87.26 2012
76 Botswana 86.75 2013
77 Romania 86.74 2013
78 Azerbaijan 86.62 2014
79 St. Lucia 86.55 2014
80 Jamaica 86.30 2014
81 Peru 85.40 2014
82 Antigua and Barbuda 85.27 2014
83 Malaysia 85.06 2013
84 Mauritius 84.82 2014
85 Germany 83.88 2008
86 Moldova 83.41 2013
87 Kenya 83.11 2014
88 Nepal 82.75 2014
89 Philippines 82.18 2013
90 Thailand 81.26 2007
91 Indonesia 81.12 2013
92 India 80.92 2013
93 Trinidad and Tobago 80.89 2010
94 Spain 80.62 2010
95 Slovak Republic 80.44 2013
96 United Arab Emirates 80.08 1997
97 Mexico 80.06 2013
98 Algeria 79.42 2014
99 Tonga 79.25 2004
100 Colombia 78.24 2014
101 Bhutan 77.72 2014
102 Guyana 77.70 2010
103 Venezuela 76.47 2014
104 South Africa 75.72 2004
105 Cabo Verde 75.70 2014
106 Dominican Republic 75.67 2014
107 Uruguay 74.12 2010
108 Paraguay 73.91 2012
109 Panama 73.86 2012
110 São Tomé and Principe 73.70 2014
111 Egypt 73.67 2009
112 Timor-Leste 71.87 2013
113 Tunisia 70.07 2013
114 Ghana 69.13 2014
115 Syrian Arab Republic 68.93 2014
116 Morocco 68.39 2014
117 Bangladesh 67.64 2013
118 Nicaragua 67.05 2010
119 Solomon Islands 66.01 2014
120 Zimbabwe 64.48 2012
121 Belize 64.15 2014
122 Papua New Guinea 62.53 2012
123 Netherlands 62.37 1999
124 The Gambia 61.55 2014
125 Namibia 59.21 2013
126 Guatemala 59.19 2014
127 Lebanon 58.99 2013
128 Costa Rica 58.83 2014
129 Portugal 56.44 1991
130 Eritrea 55.36 2012
131 Zambia 55.07 2013
132 Honduras 54.09 2014
133 Lao PDR 53.92 2014
134 Vanuatu 52.88 2013
135 Sierra Leone 52.46 2013
136 Congo 51.92 2012
137 Pakistan 50.52 2014
138 Swaziland 49.33 2013
139 Myanmar 48.67 2014
140 Yemen 48.45 2013
141 Dem. Rep. Congo 48.23 2014
142 Iraq 48.06 2007
143 Suriname 47.56 2014
144 Bulgaria 47.49 2014
145 Haiti 47.40 2014
146 Sudan 45.84 2012
147 Comoros 45.14 2013
148 Cambodia 45.07 2014
149 Djibouti 42.94 2014
150 Lesotho 42.86 2014
151 Benin 41.85 2014
152 Senegal 40.29 2014
153 Togo 37.93 2014
154 Liberia 37.20 2014
155 Madagascar 37.05 2014
156 Cameroon 35.68 2014
157 Rwanda 35.62 2012
158 Guinea-Bissau 35.24 2010
159 Tanzania 35.13 2013
160 Guinea 35.07 2014
161 Mali 32.95 2014
162 Côte d'Ivoire 32.52 2014
163 Equatorial Guinea 32.13 2012
164 Ethiopia 29.38 2014
165 Uganda 29.36 2013
166 Mauritania 28.77 2014
167 Burundi 25.64 2014
168 Burkina Faso 24.75 2014
169 Angola 22.52 2011
170 Gabon 21.71 1995
171 Mozambique 21.69 2014
172 Malawi 21.04 2013
173 Chad 17.51 2013
174 Afghanistan 17.05 2005
175 Central African Republic 12.71 2012
176 Niger 12.57 2014

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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