Lower secondary completion rate, male (% 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 Sweden 113.74 2017
2 Kazakhstan 113.12 2018
3 St. Kitts and Nevis 108.81 2016
4 Saudi Arabia 108.30 2017
5 Oman 108.27 2018
6 Hong Kong SAR, China 107.74 2018
7 United States 106.90 2017
8 Palau 105.98 2014
9 Brunei 105.87 2018
10 Mongolia 105.37 2018
11 Barbados 105.29 2009
12 Singapore 105.14 2017
13 Estonia 105.03 2017
14 Seychelles 104.63 2018
15 Samoa 104.32 2018
16 Malta 103.13 2016
17 Israel 101.61 2017
18 Georgia 101.50 2018
19 United Kingdom 101.10 2017
20 Montenegro 99.76 2017
21 France 99.63 2017
22 Finland 99.30 2017
23 Denmark 99.21 2017
24 Ireland 99.18 2017
25 Norway 98.97 2017
26 Fiji 98.94 2016
27 Italy 98.84 2017
28 Peru 98.76 2018
29 China 98.63 2011
30 Latvia 98.48 2017
31 Austria 98.27 2017
32 Lithuania 98.26 2017
33 Tajikistan 98.08 2017
34 Poland 98.05 2017
35 Serbia 97.91 2018
36 Belarus 97.87 2018
37 Cyprus 97.70 2015
38 San Marino 97.56 2018
39 Iceland 97.48 2012
40 Slovenia 97.32 2017
41 Sri Lanka 96.74 2017
42 Uzbekistan 96.57 2018
43 Korea 96.43 2017
44 Botswana 96.16 2014
45 Luxembourg 96.05 2017
46 Macao SAR, China 95.90 2018
47 Ecuador 95.89 2017
48 Grenada 95.83 2017
49 Antigua and Barbuda 95.35 2018
50 Mexico 95.32 2017
51 Switzerland 95.14 2017
52 Greece 95.02 2017
53 Kyrgyz Republic 95.01 2018
54 Vietnam 94.78 2018
55 Ukraine 94.53 2014
56 Czech Republic 94.48 2017
57 Russia 94.21 2016
58 Chile 93.39 2017
59 Albania 93.08 2018
60 Croatia 93.05 2016
61 Hungary 92.78 2017
62 Spain 92.64 2017
63 Liechtenstein 92.52 2016
64 The Bahamas 92.44 2010
65 Armenia 92.39 2018
66 Belgium 92.26 2017
67 Iran 91.60 2017
68 Nepal 91.23 2017
69 Cuba 91.08 2018
70 Kiribati 90.54 2016
71 Dominica 89.97 2015
72 Bahrain 89.13 2018
73 Kuwait 88.65 2018
74 Turkey 88.62 2017
75 Romania 88.61 2016
76 North Macedonia 88.39 2015
77 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 88.04 2018
78 Qatar 87.69 2018
79 Indonesia 87.44 2017
80 Slovak Republic 86.95 2015
81 Argentina 86.18 2017
82 Moldova 86.17 2018
83 Azerbaijan 85.77 2018
84 Nauru 85.44 2012
85 Timor-Leste 84.86 2018
86 St. Lucia 84.41 2018
87 Tonga 83.30 2004
88 India 82.46 2017
89 Dominican Republic 82.39 2017
90 Bolivia 82.35 2017
91 Egypt 81.74 2018
92 Jamaica 81.41 2018
93 Mauritius 80.90 2018
94 Puerto Rico 80.77 2015
95 United Arab Emirates 80.53 2014
96 Germany 80.37 2008
97 Malaysia 79.49 2018
98 Kenya 79.38 2016
99 Ghana 78.66 2018
100 South Africa 78.01 2016
101 El Salvador 77.15 2017
102 Trinidad and Tobago 76.32 2010
103 Thailand 74.76 2017
104 Bhutan 74.62 2018
105 Algeria 74.26 2018
106 Panama 73.63 2017
107 Guyana 73.61 2010
108 Bangladesh 71.92 2016
109 Philippines 71.73 2017
110 Colombia 71.48 2018
111 Venezuela 70.79 2017
112 Zimbabwe 70.31 2013
113 Solomon Islands 69.93 2018
114 Paraguay 69.92 2012
115 Papua New Guinea 69.36 2016
116 Lao PDR 68.68 2018
117 Tunisia 68.15 2018
118 Afghanistan 67.22 2017
119 São Tomé and Principe 66.63 2017
120 Costa Rica 66.18 2018
121 Bulgaria 66.14 1999
122 Eswatini 66.03 2017
123 Uruguay 64.78 2010
124 Dem. Rep. Congo 64.66 2014
125 Belize 63.78 2018
126 Netherlands 63.45 1999
127 Morocco 61.85 2018
128 Yemen 60.71 2016
129 Nicaragua 60.10 2010
130 Cabo Verde 59.64 2018
131 The Gambia 59.00 2014
132 Jordan 58.89 2018
133 Zambia 58.74 2013
134 Sudan 58.39 2017
135 Myanmar 57.73 2017
136 Guatemala 57.58 2018
137 Côte d'Ivoire 56.21 2018
138 Cambodia 54.81 2018
139 Togo 54.68 2018
140 Syrian Arab Republic 53.39 2013
141 Tuvalu 52.59 2016
142 Iraq 52.16 2007
143 Sierra Leone 51.81 2018
144 Vanuatu 51.56 2013
145 Pakistan 51.54 2018
146 Benin 51.30 2016
147 Congo 50.80 2012
148 Portugal 50.61 1991
149 Nigeria 50.38 2010
150 Cameroon 47.69 2016
151 Comoros 47.15 2014
152 Eritrea 46.93 2017
153 Liberia 46.19 2017
154 Djibouti 45.79 2019
155 Guinea-Bissau 45.28 2010
156 Guinea 42.58 2014
157 Honduras 41.59 2016
158 Burkina Faso 41.47 2018
159 Lebanon 39.90 1973
160 Mauritania 39.62 2018
161 Lesotho 39.17 2017
162 Madagascar 35.76 2018
163 Senegal 35.25 2017
164 Rwanda 34.36 2018
165 Mali 32.53 2017
166 Suriname 31.93 2018
167 Ethiopia 29.99 2015
168 Burundi 29.17 2018
169 Tanzania 29.02 2018
170 Uganda 27.72 2017
171 Haiti 25.83 1997
172 Angola 24.76 2011
173 Equatorial Guinea 24.71 2015
174 Gabon 24.34 1995
175 Mozambique 22.83 2017
176 Malawi 22.67 2013
177 Chad 21.46 2016
178 Niger 21.17 2018
179 Central African Republic 11.98 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