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 116.77 2015
2 Kazakhstan 115.57 2016
3 Armenia 112.63 2009
4 Latvia 112.55 2015
5 Estonia 110.74 2015
6 Kiribati 110.27 2014
7 Belarus 109.38 2015
8 Mongolia 109.05 2010
9 Oman 109.00 2015
10 Ireland 108.92 2015
11 Tuvalu 108.00 2014
12 Palau 107.27 2014
13 Georgia 107.21 2015
14 Korea 107.10 2015
15 Saudi Arabia 107.05 2015
16 Ecuador 106.22 2016
17 Sweden 106.18 2015
18 Israel 105.93 2015
19 Brunei 104.02 2015
20 France 103.91 2014
21 Japan 103.38 1994
22 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 103.16 2009
23 Lithuania 102.23 2015
24 Serbia 101.91 2015
25 Samoa 100.78 2015
26 Norway 100.07 2015
27 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 99.90 2015
28 Italy 99.86 2015
29 Czech Republic 99.82 2015
30 Finland 99.74 2015
31 Hong Kong SAR, China 99.70 2015
32 China 99.55 2015
33 Russia 99.50 2015
34 Vietnam 99.15 2015
35 Fiji 99.04 2015
36 Switzerland 99.02 2015
37 St. Kitts and Nevis 98.94 2015
38 Denmark 98.75 2015
39 Belgium 98.35 2015
40 Croatia 97.73 2012
41 Luxembourg 97.58 2014
42 Cyprus 97.52 2015
43 Dominica 97.45 2015
44 Albania 97.25 2015
45 Bahrain 97.25 2015
46 The Bahamas 97.14 2010
47 Spain 96.91 2015
48 Sri Lanka 96.44 2015
49 Iceland 96.35 2012
50 Kuwait 96.31 2013
51 Hungary 96.29 2015
52 Barbados 96.14 2009
53 Indonesia 95.64 2015
54 Ukraine 95.48 2014
55 Austria 95.27 2015
56 Tajikistan 95.18 2016
57 Slovenia 94.99 2014
58 Malta 94.98 2015
59 Poland 94.96 2014
60 Macao SAR, China 94.92 2015
61 Greece 94.77 2014
62 Iran 94.51 2015
63 Cuba 94.49 2015
64 Chile 94.28 2015
65 Antigua and Barbuda 94.07 2015
66 Uzbekistan 93.63 2016
67 Turkey 93.04 2012
68 San Marino 93.04 2012
69 Qatar 92.51 2015
70 Jamaica 91.94 2015
71 Nepal 91.03 2016
72 Argentina 90.97 2014
73 Kyrgyz Republic 90.71 2015
74 Bolivia 90.59 2015
75 Malaysia 90.55 2015
76 Montenegro 89.83 2015
77 Mauritius 89.71 2015
78 Romania 89.17 2015
79 El Salvador 88.75 2015
80 Grenada 88.31 2015
81 India 88.14 2015
82 Slovak Republic 87.78 2015
83 Philippines 87.51 2013
84 Peru 87.30 2015
85 Botswana 87.23 2013
86 St. Lucia 87.11 2014
87 Trinidad and Tobago 85.63 2010
88 Egypt 85.29 2014
89 Bhutan 85.23 2016
90 Moldova 85.14 2015
91 Algeria 84.72 2015
92 Thailand 84.26 2015
93 Azerbaijan 84.17 2015
94 Liechtenstein 84.09 2015
95 Kenya 84.05 2015
96 Macedonia 83.98 2015
97 Cabo Verde 83.68 2015
98 Colombia 82.88 2015
99 Jordan 82.73 2014
100 Mexico 82.08 2014
101 United Arab Emirates 81.91 2014
102 Guyana 81.55 2010
103 Timor-Leste 81.27 2015
104 South Africa 80.90 2004
105 Venezuela 80.41 2015
106 Dominican Republic 79.62 2015
107 São Tomé and Principe 78.43 2015
108 Panama 77.73 2012
109 Tunisia 77.69 2014
110 Paraguay 77.29 2012
111 Ghana 75.24 2015
112 Tonga 74.21 2004
113 Nicaragua 73.79 2010
114 Bangladesh 73.48 2013
115 Belize 72.98 2015
116 Solomon Islands 71.38 2015
117 Uruguay 67.93 2013
118 Nauru 67.74 2012
119 Zimbabwe 66.60 2013
120 Morocco 66.31 2014
121 Suriname 65.36 2015
122 The Gambia 64.10 2014
123 Costa Rica 62.88 2015
124 Namibia 62.70 2013
125 Portugal 62.17 1991
126 Guatemala 61.29 2015
127 Netherlands 60.42 1999
128 Lao PDR 58.36 2015
129 Honduras 58.30 2015
130 Papua New Guinea 57.74 2012
131 Germany 57.00 2015
132 Vanuatu 55.34 2013
133 Lebanon 55.00 2015
134 Syrian Arab Republic 52.06 2013
135 Zambia 51.42 2013
136 Congo 51.20 2012
137 Myanmar 50.27 2014
138 Lesotho 49.92 2014
139 Comoros 48.90 2014
140 Cambodia 48.80 2015
141 Sierra Leone 48.27 2015
142 Sudan 47.51 2013
143 Pakistan 47.17 2015
144 Cameroon 45.01 2015
145 Iraq 44.02 2007
146 Nigeria 43.64 2010
147 Bulgaria 41.82 2015
148 Djibouti 40.06 2016
149 Swaziland 39.69 2014
150 Senegal 39.60 2015
151 Yemen 39.56 2013
152 Madagascar 37.65 2015
153 Benin 36.73 2015
154 Rwanda 35.54 2015
155 Dem. Rep. Congo 34.50 2014
156 Togo 32.42 2015
157 Tanzania 32.28 2013
158 Liberia 31.86 2014
159 Mauritania 31.33 2015
160 Eritrea 30.37 2015
161 Burundi 30.07 2015
162 Ethiopia 29.08 2015
163 Côte d'Ivoire 28.82 2015
164 Guinea 27.86 2014
165 Guinea-Bissau 27.78 2010
166 Mali 27.20 2015
167 Equatorial Guinea 26.70 2015
168 Burkina Faso 25.64 2015
169 Uganda 24.88 2015
170 Haiti 23.93 1997
171 Mozambique 21.78 2015
172 Malawi 20.05 2013
173 Gabon 18.91 1995
174 Angola 18.34 2011
175 Niger 13.02 2015
176 Chad 10.38 2013
177 Afghanistan 9.49 2005
178 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.

Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

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