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: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kazakhstan 115.39 2016
2 Estonia 113.60 2015
3 Seychelles 111.11 2015
4 Latvia 111.03 2015
5 Belarus 109.57 2015
6 Korea 108.13 2015
7 Ireland 108.05 2015
8 Georgia 107.96 2015
9 Saudi Arabia 107.85 2015
10 Mongolia 106.63 2010
11 Sweden 105.88 2015
12 Israel 105.56 2015
13 Oman 105.19 2015
14 Lithuania 105.05 2015
15 Palau 104.76 2014
16 Ecuador 104.56 2016
17 Brunei 103.90 2015
18 Armenia 103.87 2009
19 France 103.39 2014
20 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 103.29 2009
21 Japan 103.23 1994
22 Samoa 102.27 2015
23 Serbia 101.82 2015
24 Kiribati 100.91 2014
25 Barbados 100.72 2009
26 Italy 100.35 2015
27 Tuvalu 100.00 2014
28 Norway 99.99 2015
29 Hong Kong SAR, China 99.70 2015
30 Finland 99.66 2015
31 Vietnam 99.55 2015
32 Czech Republic 99.32 2015
33 Bahrain 99.18 2015
34 St. Kitts and Nevis 98.95 2015
35 Russia 98.67 2015
36 China 98.62 2015
37 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 98.35 2015
38 Denmark 97.97 2015
39 Cyprus 97.61 2015
40 Tajikistan 97.55 2016
41 Iceland 97.16 2012
42 Albania 97.16 2015
43 Croatia 97.15 2012
44 Belgium 96.86 2015
45 Dominica 96.84 2015
46 Switzerland 96.75 2015
47 The Bahamas 96.68 2010
48 Luxembourg 96.60 2014
49 Sri Lanka 96.48 2015
50 Fiji 96.28 2015
51 Austria 96.01 2015
52 Ukraine 95.69 2014
53 Hungary 95.51 2015
54 Poland 95.41 2014
55 Turkey 95.37 2012
56 Greece 95.30 2014
57 Malta 94.91 2015
58 Iran 94.59 2015
59 Uzbekistan 94.36 2016
60 Slovenia 93.96 2014
61 Spain 93.85 2015
62 Macao SAR, China 93.78 2015
63 Chile 93.57 2015
64 Liechtenstein 92.65 2015
65 Cuba 91.96 2015
66 San Marino 91.72 2012
67 Indonesia 91.19 2015
68 Antigua and Barbuda 90.82 2015
69 Bolivia 90.50 2015
70 Kyrgyz Republic 90.39 2015
71 Montenegro 89.64 2015
72 Jamaica 89.56 2015
73 Argentina 89.33 2014
74 Kuwait 88.99 2013
75 Romania 88.82 2015
76 Qatar 88.39 2015
77 Slovak Republic 88.20 2015
78 El Salvador 87.55 2015
79 Grenada 87.41 2015
80 Malaysia 86.76 2015
81 Botswana 86.75 2013
82 St. Lucia 86.55 2014
83 Nepal 86.38 2016
84 Azerbaijan 86.07 2015
85 Peru 85.84 2015
86 India 85.53 2015
87 Macedonia 84.71 2015
88 Kenya 84.43 2015
89 Moldova 84.07 2015
90 Thailand 83.98 2015
91 Mauritius 83.90 2015
92 Egypt 83.07 2014
93 Philippines 82.18 2013
94 Bhutan 81.20 2016
95 Jordan 81.16 2014
96 Trinidad and Tobago 80.89 2010
97 Mexico 80.56 2014
98 Tonga 79.25 2004
99 Guyana 77.70 2010
100 Colombia 77.64 2015
101 Timor-Leste 77.53 2015
102 Ghana 77.51 2015
103 Nauru 77.04 2012
104 Cabo Verde 76.39 2015
105 Algeria 76.31 2015
106 Venezuela 75.81 2015
107 Dominican Republic 75.79 2015
108 South Africa 75.72 2004
109 São Tomé and Principe 74.05 2015
110 Paraguay 73.91 2012
111 Panama 73.86 2012
112 United Arab Emirates 71.92 2014
113 Brazil 71.75 2011
114 Solomon Islands 70.74 2015
115 Tunisia 69.67 2014
116 Morocco 68.39 2014
117 Belize 68.12 2015
118 Bangladesh 67.64 2013
119 Nicaragua 67.05 2010
120 Zimbabwe 65.53 2013
121 The Gambia 63.74 2014
122 Guatemala 62.82 2015
123 Papua New Guinea 62.53 2012
124 Netherlands 62.37 1999
125 Uruguay 60.80 2013
126 Lao PDR 60.68 2015
127 Namibia 59.21 2013
128 Costa Rica 59.14 2015
129 Germany 57.55 2015
130 Portugal 56.44 1991
131 Zambia 55.07 2013
132 Lebanon 53.38 2015
133 Vanuatu 52.88 2013
134 Honduras 52.76 2015
135 Pakistan 52.10 2015
136 Congo 51.92 2012
137 Syrian Arab Republic 51.43 2013
138 Sierra Leone 51.33 2015
139 Suriname 50.42 2015
140 Sudan 50.35 2013
141 Myanmar 48.67 2014
142 Yemen 48.45 2013
143 Dem. Rep. Congo 48.23 2014
144 Iraq 48.06 2007
145 Cambodia 48.00 2015
146 Comoros 47.71 2014
147 Nigeria 46.67 2010
148 Bulgaria 45.97 2015
149 Cameroon 45.55 2015
150 Benin 43.61 2015
151 Djibouti 43.47 2016
152 Lesotho 42.86 2014
153 Swaziland 41.21 2014
154 Togo 41.06 2015
155 Senegal 38.90 2015
156 Madagascar 37.82 2015
157 Liberia 37.20 2014
158 Guinea-Bissau 35.24 2010
159 Tanzania 35.13 2013
160 Guinea 35.07 2014
161 Côte d'Ivoire 35.01 2015
162 Rwanda 33.56 2015
163 Burundi 32.32 2015
164 Mauritania 31.47 2015
165 Eritrea 31.04 2015
166 Mali 30.50 2015
167 Ethiopia 29.68 2015
168 Equatorial Guinea 27.62 2015
169 Burkina Faso 27.00 2015
170 Uganda 25.85 2015
171 Haiti 24.86 1997
172 Angola 22.52 2011
173 Mozambique 22.16 2015
174 Gabon 21.71 1995
175 Malawi 21.04 2013
176 Chad 17.51 2013
177 Afghanistan 17.05 2005
178 Niger 15.68 2015
179 Central African Republic 12.71 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