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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kazakhstan 114.13 2018
2 Grenada 114.05 2017
3 St. Kitts and Nevis 113.45 2016
4 Seychelles 112.42 2018
5 Palau 111.32 2014
6 San Marino 109.72 2018
7 Samoa 106.70 2018
8 Fiji 106.38 2016
9 Brunei 105.82 2018
10 Hong Kong SAR, China 105.62 2018
11 Sweden 105.23 2017
12 Mongolia 104.97 2018
13 Saudi Arabia 104.59 2017
14 Singapore 104.10 2017
15 Estonia 104.02 2017
16 Israel 103.86 2017
17 United States 102.72 2017
18 Georgia 102.16 2018
19 Antigua and Barbuda 102.01 2018
20 Ireland 101.09 2017
21 Kuwait 100.89 2018
22 Vietnam 100.75 2018
23 United Kingdom 100.68 2017
24 China 100.51 2011
25 Bahrain 100.33 2018
26 France 100.19 2017
27 Albania 100.07 2018
28 Macao SAR, China 100.00 2018
29 Botswana 99.87 2014
30 Ecuador 99.71 2017
31 Finland 99.65 2017
32 Denmark 99.59 2017
33 Oman 99.21 2018
34 Latvia 99.14 2017
35 Italy 99.12 2017
36 Mexico 99.12 2017
37 Montenegro 99.01 2017
38 Kiribati 98.70 2016
39 Slovenia 98.62 2017
40 Spain 98.19 2017
41 Nepal 98.11 2017
42 Serbia 98.05 2018
43 Norway 97.99 2017
44 Belarus 97.81 2018
45 Russia 97.74 2016
46 Lithuania 97.72 2017
47 Malta 97.63 2016
48 Switzerland 97.56 2017
49 Cyprus 97.52 2015
50 Poland 97.32 2017
51 Peru 97.19 2018
52 Austria 97.05 2017
53 Timor-Leste 97.02 2018
54 Czech Republic 96.63 2017
55 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 96.37 2018
56 Barbados 96.09 2009
57 Sri Lanka 96.00 2017
58 Iceland 95.97 2012
59 Algeria 95.45 2018
60 Kyrgyz Republic 95.21 2018
61 Uzbekistan 95.20 2018
62 Cuba 95.08 2018
63 Korea 95.05 2017
64 Belgium 94.90 2017
65 Hungary 94.74 2017
66 Luxembourg 94.57 2017
67 Greece 94.56 2017
68 Armenia 94.34 2018
69 Chile 94.26 2017
70 Ukraine 94.22 2014
71 Tajikistan 94.18 2017
72 Argentina 93.58 2017
73 Croatia 93.12 2016
74 Mauritius 92.85 2018
75 Indonesia 92.66 2017
76 The Bahamas 92.05 2010
77 Dominica 91.44 2015
78 Puerto Rico 90.88 2015
79 Bhutan 90.67 2018
80 Romania 89.50 2016
81 Qatar 89.22 2018
82 Iran 88.79 2017
83 Dominican Republic 88.45 2017
84 St. Lucia 88.06 2018
85 India 87.85 2017
86 North Macedonia 87.76 2015
87 Egypt 87.58 2018
88 Tunisia 87.32 2018
89 Bangladesh 87.13 2016
90 Germany 87.09 2008
91 Slovak Republic 86.41 2015
92 Turkey 86.35 2017
93 Trinidad and Tobago 85.66 2010
94 Philippines 85.13 2017
95 Guyana 84.63 2010
96 Malaysia 84.20 2018
97 Uruguay 84.16 2010
98 Moldova 83.97 2018
99 South Africa 83.57 2016
100 Azerbaijan 83.50 2018
101 Jamaica 83.42 2018
102 United Arab Emirates 82.94 2014
103 Bolivia 82.73 2017
104 Thailand 82.13 2017
105 São Tomé and Principe 80.58 2017
106 Colombia 80.16 2018
107 Panama 80.10 2017
108 Venezuela 79.87 2017
109 Liechtenstein 79.10 2016
110 Kenya 79.02 2016
111 El Salvador 78.57 2017
112 Ghana 77.40 2018
113 Paraguay 76.99 2012
114 Cabo Verde 76.84 2018
115 Costa Rica 74.61 2018
116 Tonga 73.78 2004
117 Nicaragua 73.08 2010
118 Solomon Islands 73.00 2018
119 Zimbabwe 71.94 2013
120 Belize 70.64 2018
121 Tuvalu 70.00 2016
122 Eswatini 68.88 2017
123 Morocco 68.14 2018
124 Lao PDR 65.48 2018
125 Myanmar 64.43 2017
126 Cambodia 62.03 2018
127 Portugal 61.83 1991
128 Nauru 61.17 2012
129 Netherlands 59.56 1999
130 Suriname 59.43 2018
131 The Gambia 59.42 2014
132 Jordan 59.17 2018
133 Sudan 56.67 2017
134 Bulgaria 56.04 1999
135 Lesotho 55.60 2017
136 Guatemala 55.18 2018
137 Vanuatu 55.12 2013
138 Djibouti 55.00 2019
139 Papua New Guinea 54.43 2016
140 Syrian Arab Republic 54.26 2013
141 Zambia 50.83 2013
142 Sierra Leone 50.22 2018
143 Honduras 50.11 2016
144 Comoros 49.52 2014
145 Congo 49.40 2012
146 Eritrea 47.50 2017
147 Cameroon 46.65 2016
148 Yemen 45.21 2016
149 Pakistan 44.56 2018
150 Burkina Faso 44.54 2018
151 Iraq 44.42 2007
152 Mauritania 44.14 2018
153 Nigeria 43.65 2010
154 Côte d'Ivoire 42.51 2018
155 Liberia 42.17 2017
156 Togo 41.11 2018
157 Benin 40.25 2016
158 Senegal 39.68 2017
159 Rwanda 39.21 2018
160 Afghanistan 38.49 2017
161 Madagascar 38.24 2018
162 Dem. Rep. Congo 36.07 2014
163 Burundi 35.98 2018
164 Lebanon 33.76 1973
165 Tanzania 30.13 2018
166 Ethiopia 28.93 2015
167 Guinea-Bissau 28.56 2010
168 Guinea 28.11 2014
169 Mali 26.79 2017
170 Uganda 25.14 2017
171 Haiti 23.87 1997
172 Equatorial Guinea 23.67 2015
173 Mozambique 22.80 2017
174 Malawi 20.45 2013
175 Gabon 18.84 1995
176 Angola 16.78 2011
177 Niger 16.69 2018
178 Chad 8.48 2016
179 Central African Republic 7.64 2016

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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.

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: 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