Persistence to last grade of primary, male (% of cohort) - Country Ranking

Definition: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 United Kingdom 100.00 2016
2 Japan 99.96 2016
3 Turkey 99.90 2016
4 Singapore 99.83 2016
5 Italy 99.80 2016
6 Spain 99.77 2016
7 Finland 99.64 2016
8 Denmark 99.61 2014
9 Slovenia 99.57 2016
10 Kazakhstan 99.57 2017
11 Switzerland 99.56 2016
12 Serbia 99.55 2017
13 Austria 99.52 2015
14 Korea 99.45 2016
15 Israel 99.44 2016
16 Estonia 99.42 2016
17 Czech Republic 99.42 2016
18 Sweden 99.42 2013
19 Norway 99.38 2016
20 Mexico 99.37 2016
21 Uruguay 99.36 2015
22 Macao SAR, China 99.30 2017
23 Chile 99.21 2016
24 Georgia 98.89 2017
25 Greece 98.86 2016
26 Hong Kong SAR, China 98.81 2017
27 Uzbekistan 98.75 2017
28 Slovak Republic 98.73 2016
29 Tajikistan 98.59 2016
30 Kuwait 98.53 2016
31 Ukraine 98.52 2017
32 Lithuania 98.35 2016
33 Canada 98.34 1999
34 Bahrain 98.24 2017
35 Cyprus 98.17 2014
36 Belarus 97.83 2017
37 Oman 97.82 2016
38 Sri Lanka 97.77 2016
39 Kyrgyz Republic 97.69 2017
40 Iran 97.63 2016
41 Indonesia 97.32 2017
42 Croatia 97.08 2015
43 Mongolia 97.06 2017
44 Qatar 97.05 2016
45 Hungary 96.90 2016
46 Iceland 96.87 2011
47 Russia 96.84 2015
48 Saudi Arabia 96.74 2007
49 Seychelles 96.71 2017
50 Germany 96.69 2012
51 North Macedonia 96.66 2013
52 Montenegro 96.49 2016
53 St. Kitts and Nevis 96.38 2014
54 Jamaica 96.15 2017
55 Egypt 95.84 2016
56 Cuba 95.73 2017
57 Latvia 95.61 2016
58 Malaysia 95.49 2016
59 Belize 95.39 2017
60 Algeria 95.33 2017
61 Armenia 95.17 2017
62 Mauritius 95.08 2017
63 San Marino 94.85 2011
64 Malta 94.82 2014
65 Jordan 94.79 2017
66 Barbados 94.05 2003
67 Vietnam 94.04 2014
68 Brunei 94.02 2016
69 Moldova 93.95 2017
70 Romania 93.84 2011
71 Argentina 93.83 2016
72 Bolivia 93.81 2016
73 Bulgaria 93.56 2015
74 Poland 93.44 2016
75 China 93.42 1996
76 Tunisia 93.28 2016
77 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 93.12 2017
78 Peru 93.08 2016
79 Syrian Arab Republic 92.91 2011
80 Botswana 92.69 2012
81 Bosnia and Herzegovina 92.61 2017
82 Costa Rica 92.36 2015
83 Morocco 92.35 2017
84 Thailand 92.28 2016
85 Netherlands 92.24 1984
86 Ecuador 92.18 2016
87 Albania 91.64 2017
88 Azerbaijan 91.40 2016
89 Monaco 91.24 1991
90 United Arab Emirates 90.82 2012
91 Philippines 90.74 2016
92 Tanzania 90.34 2017
93 Colombia 90.19 2017
94 Fiji 90.01 2015
95 Guyana 89.80 2011
96 Tonga 89.44 2005
97 Cabo Verde 89.19 2015
98 St. Lucia 88.70 2017
99 India 88.29 2016
100 Trinidad and Tobago 86.94 2009
101 Panama 85.09 2013
102 Samoa 85.08 2017
103 France 84.83 1971
104 Bhutan 84.55 2016
105 Libya 84.44 1980
106 Guatemala 83.73 2017
107 Côte d'Ivoire 82.89 2015
108 Lebanon 82.72 2017
109 Paraguay 82.51 2011
110 Eswatini 82.34 2016
111 Venezuela 82.28 2016
112 Luxembourg 81.79 2016
113 Liechtenstein 81.25 2009
114 Dominica 81.12 2014
115 Lao PDR 80.96 2017
116 Honduras 80.84 2016
117 Ghana 80.83 2017
118 Djibouti 80.35 2012
119 Suriname 79.86 2017
120 Timor-Leste 79.68 2017
121 Cambodia 79.18 2017
122 Puerto Rico 78.71 2014
123 Dominican Republic 77.40 2016
124 Myanmar 76.52 2016
125 Belgium 75.74 1987
126 Zimbabwe 75.48 2012
127 Afghanistan 74.76 1977
128 Kenya 74.01 2003
129 Sudan 73.80 2016
130 Nepal 73.69 2016
131 Vanuatu 73.53 2008
132 Pakistan 73.37 2017
133 The Gambia 72.98 2015
134 Kiribati 72.66 2003
135 Equatorial Guinea 72.16 2011
136 El Salvador 72.15 2016
137 Eritrea 71.98 2014
138 Yemen 71.80 2012
139 South Africa 70.62 2015
140 Congo 70.60 2007
141 Andorra 68.56 2016
142 Guinea 66.68 2013
143 Portugal 65.49 1974
144 The Bahamas 65.07 2012
145 Comoros 64.64 2013
146 Burkina Faso 64.40 2017
147 Mali 63.55 2011
148 Niger 63.39 2013
149 Mauritania 63.29 2016
150 Nigeria 62.48 2009
151 São Tomé and Principe 62.04 2008
152 Bangladesh 61.95 2009
153 Lesotho 59.41 2015
154 Papua New Guinea 57.63 1997
155 Zambia 57.26 2012
156 Senegal 56.38 2017
157 Solomon Islands 56.23 2017
158 Togo 55.21 2014
159 Tuvalu 54.38 2015
160 Malawi 53.53 2013
161 Gabon 51.84 1995
162 Iraq 51.45 1999
163 Rwanda 50.83 2017
164 Benin 48.53 2015
165 Liberia 48.41 2016
166 Central African Republic 47.35 2011
167 Nicaragua 44.71 2007
168 Mozambique 40.51 2017
169 Burundi 40.24 2017
170 Cameroon 37.72 2017
171 Brazil 37.40 1973
172 Ethiopia 37.34 2014
173 Angola 36.55 2009
174 Uganda 35.27 2016
175 Dem. Rep. Congo 34.41 2014
176 Madagascar 34.10 2015
177 Haiti 30.87 1985
178 Chad 30.48 2015
179 Sierra Leone 23.77 2017
180 Guinea-Bissau 8.99 1987

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Development Relevance: The cohort survival rate measures an education system's holding power and internal efficiency. Rates approaching 100 percent indicate high retention and low dropout levels.

Limitations and Exceptions: The estimates have limitations in capturing real trend in that an observed rate will be applied to the underlying indicators such as repetition rate and promotion rate throughout the cohort life, and re-entrants, grade skipping, migration or transfers during a school year are not adequately captured.

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Cohort survival rate is calculated by dividing the total number of children belonging to a cohort who reached each successive grade of the specified level of education by the number of children in the same cohort; those originally enrolled in the first grade of primary education, and multiplying by 100. To reflect current patterns of grade transition, it is calculated based on the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrollment by grade for the two most recent years and data on repeaters by grade for the most recent of those two years. 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. 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