Lower secondary completion rate, total (% 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/)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kazakhstan 113.61 2018
2 St. Kitts and Nevis 111.15 2016
3 Sweden 109.61 2017
4 Palau 108.52 2014
5 Seychelles 108.45 2018
6 Hong Kong SAR, China 106.70 2018
7 Saudi Arabia 106.48 2017
8 Brunei 105.84 2018
9 Samoa 105.47 2018
10 Mongolia 105.17 2018
11 United States 104.85 2017
12 Grenada 104.77 2017
13 Singapore 104.63 2017
14 Estonia 104.54 2017
15 Oman 103.55 2018
16 San Marino 103.25 2018
17 Israel 102.71 2017
18 Fiji 102.56 2016
19 Georgia 101.81 2018
20 United Kingdom 100.90 2017
21 Barbados 100.72 2009
22 Malta 100.44 2016
23 Ireland 100.11 2017
24 France 99.90 2017
25 China 99.52 2011
26 Finland 99.47 2017
27 Montenegro 99.40 2017
28 Denmark 99.40 2017
29 Italy 98.97 2017
30 Latvia 98.81 2017
31 Antigua and Barbuda 98.65 2018
32 Norway 98.49 2017
33 Botswana 98.00 2014
34 Lithuania 98.00 2017
35 Serbia 97.98 2018
36 Peru 97.98 2018
37 Slovenia 97.95 2017
38 Macao SAR, China 97.88 2018
39 Belarus 97.84 2018
40 Ecuador 97.76 2017
41 Poland 97.69 2017
42 Austria 97.67 2017
43 Vietnam 97.66 2018
44 Cyprus 97.61 2015
45 Mexico 97.19 2017
46 Iceland 96.74 2012
47 Sri Lanka 96.37 2017
48 Albania 96.33 2018
49 Switzerland 96.32 2017
50 Tajikistan 96.18 2017
51 Russia 95.93 2016
52 Uzbekistan 95.90 2018
53 Korea 95.77 2017
54 Czech Republic 95.53 2017
55 Spain 95.34 2017
56 Luxembourg 95.33 2017
57 Kyrgyz Republic 95.11 2018
58 Greece 94.79 2017
59 Nepal 94.60 2017
60 Kiribati 94.56 2016
61 Ukraine 94.38 2014
62 Bahrain 94.31 2018
63 Kuwait 94.29 2018
64 Chile 93.81 2017
65 Hungary 93.73 2017
66 Belgium 93.55 2017
67 Armenia 93.29 2018
68 Croatia 93.09 2016
69 Cuba 93.02 2018
70 The Bahamas 92.24 2010
71 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 92.04 2018
72 Timor-Leste 90.86 2018
73 Dominica 90.69 2015
74 Iran 90.23 2017
75 Indonesia 89.97 2017
76 Argentina 89.82 2017
77 Romania 89.04 2016
78 Qatar 88.44 2018
79 North Macedonia 88.09 2015
80 Bangladesh 87.97 2018
81 Turkey 87.51 2017
82 Mauritius 86.75 2018
83 Slovak Republic 86.69 2015
84 St. Lucia 86.22 2018
85 Liechtenstein 86.02 2016
86 Puerto Rico 85.57 2015
87 Dominican Republic 85.38 2017
88 Moldova 85.10 2018
89 India 85.00 2017
90 Azerbaijan 84.71 2018
91 Algeria 84.64 2018
92 Egypt 84.58 2018
93 Germany 83.65 2008
94 Bolivia 82.54 2017
95 Bhutan 82.49 2018
96 Jamaica 82.39 2018
97 Malaysia 81.77 2018
98 United Arab Emirates 81.71 2014
99 Trinidad and Tobago 80.94 2010
100 South Africa 80.77 2016
101 Kenya 79.20 2016
102 Guyana 79.08 2010
103 Tonga 78.74 2004
104 Thailand 78.35 2017
105 Philippines 78.20 2017
106 Ghana 78.04 2018
107 El Salvador 77.85 2017
108 Tunisia 77.38 2018
109 Panama 76.80 2017
110 Colombia 75.72 2018
111 Venezuela 75.23 2017
112 Uruguay 74.29 2010
113 São Tomé and Principe 73.54 2017
114 Paraguay 73.38 2012
115 Nauru 73.30 2012
116 Brazil 71.75 2011
117 Solomon Islands 71.41 2018
118 Zimbabwe 71.13 2013
119 Costa Rica 70.30 2018
120 Cabo Verde 68.22 2018
121 Eswatini 67.45 2017
122 Belize 67.19 2018
123 Lao PDR 67.11 2018
124 Nicaragua 66.42 2010
125 Morocco 64.92 2018
126 Papua New Guinea 62.13 2016
127 Netherlands 61.55 1999
128 Bulgaria 61.23 1999
129 Myanmar 61.07 2017
130 Tuvalu 61.06 2016
131 The Gambia 59.21 2014
132 Jordan 59.03 2018
133 Cambodia 58.41 2018
134 Sudan 57.54 2017
135 Guatemala 56.40 2018
136 Portugal 56.13 1991
137 Zambia 54.77 2013
138 Syrian Arab Republic 53.81 2013
139 Vanuatu 53.26 2013
140 Afghanistan 53.25 2017
141 Yemen 53.10 2016
142 Sierra Leone 51.02 2018
143 Dem. Rep. Congo 50.43 2014
144 Congo 50.10 2012
145 Djibouti 49.94 2019
146 Côte d'Ivoire 49.36 2018
147 Iraq 48.40 2007
148 Comoros 48.31 2014
149 Pakistan 48.19 2018
150 Togo 47.92 2018
151 Lesotho 47.38 2017
152 Eritrea 47.21 2017
153 Cameroon 47.17 2016
154 Nigeria 47.07 2010
155 Benin 45.85 2016
156 Honduras 45.76 2016
157 Suriname 45.17 2018
158 Liberia 44.21 2017
159 Burkina Faso 42.97 2018
160 Mauritania 41.85 2018
161 Senegal 37.45 2017
162 Madagascar 37.00 2018
163 Lebanon 36.90 1973
164 Rwanda 36.79 2018
165 Guinea-Bissau 36.79 2010
166 Guinea 35.41 2014
167 Burundi 32.57 2018
168 Mali 29.70 2017
169 Tanzania 29.57 2018
170 Ethiopia 29.46 2015
171 Uganda 26.43 2017
172 Haiti 24.85 1997
173 Equatorial Guinea 24.20 2015
174 Mozambique 22.82 2017
175 Gabon 21.60 1995
176 Malawi 21.56 2013
177 Angola 20.74 2011
178 Niger 18.97 2018
179 Chad 15.00 2016
180 Central African Republic 9.81 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