Lower secondary completion rate, male (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking - Europe

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 Estonia 105.03 2017
3 Malta 103.13 2016
4 United Kingdom 101.10 2017
5 Montenegro 99.76 2017
6 France 99.63 2017
7 Finland 99.30 2017
8 Denmark 99.21 2017
9 Ireland 99.18 2017
10 Norway 98.97 2017
11 Italy 98.84 2017
12 Latvia 98.48 2017
13 Austria 98.27 2017
14 Lithuania 98.26 2017
15 Poland 98.05 2017
16 Serbia 97.91 2018
17 Belarus 97.87 2018
18 Cyprus 97.70 2015
19 San Marino 97.56 2018
20 Iceland 97.48 2012
21 Slovenia 97.32 2017
22 Luxembourg 96.05 2017
23 Switzerland 95.14 2017
24 Greece 95.02 2017
25 Ukraine 94.53 2014
26 Czech Republic 94.48 2017
27 Albania 93.08 2018
28 Croatia 93.05 2016
29 Hungary 92.78 2017
30 Spain 92.64 2017
31 Liechtenstein 92.52 2016
32 Belgium 92.26 2017
33 Turkey 88.62 2017
34 Romania 88.61 2016
35 North Macedonia 88.39 2015
36 Slovak Republic 86.95 2015
37 Moldova 86.17 2018
38 Germany 80.37 2008
39 Bulgaria 66.14 1999
40 Netherlands 63.45 1999
41 Portugal 50.61 1991

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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