Educational attainment, at least completed lower secondary, population 25+, male (%) (cumulative) - Country Ranking

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed lower secondary education.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Luxembourg 100.00 2015
1 Greenland 100.00 2015
3 United Kingdom 99.93 2014
4 Uzbekistan 99.91 2015
5 Czech Republic 99.79 2015
6 Latvia 99.49 2015
7 Slovak Republic 99.44 2015
8 Norway 99.34 2015
9 Austria 99.20 2014
10 Slovenia 98.93 2015
11 Hungary 97.97 2015
12 Armenia 97.64 2015
13 Azerbaijan 97.53 2015
14 Georgia 97.47 2014
15 Switzerland 97.46 2015
16 Moldova 97.38 2015
17 Palau 97.33 2013
18 Liechtenstein 97.33 2000
19 Germany 97.01 2015
20 Kyrgyz Republic 96.93 2009
21 Iceland 96.59 2005
22 Kazakhstan 96.49 2009
23 Lithuania 96.36 2015
24 Bulgaria 96.06 2015
25 Russia 95.43 2010
26 United States 95.18 2015
27 Tajikistan 94.97 2000
28 Belarus 94.97 2009
29 Montenegro 94.84 2011
30 Cayman Islands 94.21 2015
31 Croatia 93.77 2011
32 Turkmenistan 93.62 1995
33 Serbia 93.02 2015
34 Australia 92.91 2015
35 Romania 92.70 2015
36 Denmark 92.51 2015
37 Ukraine 92.29 2001
38 Netherlands 91.53 2015
39 Estonia 91.20 2000
40 Israel 90.57 2015
41 Sweden 90.37 2015
42 Albania 89.43 2012
43 Korea 89.11 2010
44 The Bahamas 89.10 2010
45 Tonga 88.39 2011
46 Poland 86.94 2014
47 Belgium 86.67 2015
48 France 85.93 2015
49 Belize 84.12 2010
50 Mongolia 84.10 2010
51 Canada 83.91 1991
52 Cuba 83.22 2012
53 Italy 82.97 2015
54 Singapore 82.88 2015
55 Ireland 82.35 2011
56 Malta 81.97 2015
57 Hong Kong SAR, China 81.83 2015
58 Cyprus 80.66 2015
59 South Africa 79.12 2015
60 Puerto Rico 78.90 2012
61 Jordan 78.47 2010
62 Chile 78.09 2013
63 Spain 77.63 2015
64 Barbados 77.46 2000
65 Sri Lanka 75.53 2009
66 Andorra 73.33 2015
67 Greece 73.20 2015
68 China 71.86 2010
69 Malaysia 71.31 2010
70 Macao SAR, China 71.23 2011
71 Vietnam 71.21 2009
72 Iran 70.87 2014
73 Seychelles 70.46 2002
74 St. Kitts and Nevis 70.40 1980
75 Saudi Arabia 70.29 2013
76 Bosnia and Herzegovina 69.80 2011
77 Philippines 68.99 2013
78 Japan 68.06 1990
79 Qatar 67.79 2014
80 Peru 67.50 2015
81 Turkey 67.17 2015
82 Venezuela 67.06 2015
83 Zimbabwe 66.41 2014
84 New Zealand 66.09 1991
85 Dem. Rep. Congo 65.81 2016
86 Ghana 64.66 2010
87 Oman 63.66 2015
88 Suriname 62.98 2012
89 Mexico 61.19 2015
90 Monaco 60.17 1975
91 United Arab Emirates 60.07 2005
92 Panama 60.07 2010
93 Fiji 59.70 2007
94 Trinidad and Tobago 59.56 2009
95 Nepal 59.38 2011
96 Mauritius 58.95 2011
97 Bolivia 56.95 2012
98 Argentina 56.56 2003
99 Jamaica 56.55 2011
100 Macedonia 55.60 2002
101 Lebanon 55.54 2007
102 Algeria 55.00 2008
103 Brazil 54.72 2014
104 Dominican Republic 54.45 2015
105 Kuwait 54.45 2015
106 Bahrain 54.01 2010
107 Portugal 53.44 2015
108 Indonesia 53.21 2015
109 Finland 52.90 1990
110 Ecuador 52.25 2015
111 Egypt 52.18 2006
112 Uruguay 52.14 2015
113 Costa Rica 52.12 2015
114 Iraq 49.53 2013
115 Colombia 49.33 2015
116 Paraguay 49.26 2015
117 Thailand 47.77 2016
118 Pakistan 47.26 2014
119 India 47.13 2011
120 Cameroon 46.87 2010
121 Tunisia 46.60 2012
122 São Tomé and Principe 46.25 2012
123 Brunei 45.31 1981
124 El Salvador 44.84 2013
125 St. Lucia 42.57 2013
126 Samoa 40.39 1981
127 Syrian Arab Republic 38.89 2009
128 Guatemala 36.23 2014
129 Kenya 32.34 2010
130 Uganda 32.19 2012
131 Tuvalu 31.45 1991
132 Togo 31.44 2011
133 Bangladesh 31.31 2001
134 Honduras 31.20 2014
135 Zambia 30.71 1990
136 Cabo Verde 30.64 2015
137 Namibia 30.01 2001
138 Guyana 29.04 2002
139 Congo 28.36 1984
140 Côte d'Ivoire 27.27 2014
141 Vanuatu 26.22 1979
142 Dominica 23.22 2001
143 Myanmar 22.55 1983
144 Cambodia 22.21 2009
145 Benin 21.22 2002
146 Lesotho 19.76 2008
147 Swaziland 19.25 1986
148 Mozambique 19.16 2011
149 Guinea 18.94 2010
150 Senegal 18.57 2013
151 Ethiopia 18.24 2011
152 Mali 16.16 2015
153 Central African Republic 15.40 1988
154 Rwanda 15.39 2012
155 Liberia 13.84 1974
156 Tanzania 13.74 2012
157 Bhutan 13.48 2012
158 Malawi 12.92 1998
159 Burkina Faso 11.54 2014
160 Grenada 10.84 1981
161 Haiti 9.39 1982
162 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7.69 1970
163 Burundi 7.66 2014
164 Afghanistan 7.39 1979
165 The Gambia 5.35 1973
166 Botswana 4.42 1971
167 Niger 0.98 1977

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Development Relevance: A relative high concentration of the adult population in a given level of education reflects the capacity of the educational system in the corresponding level of education. Educational attainment is closely related to the skills and competencies of a country's population, and could be seen as a proxy of both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the stock of human capital.

Limitations and Exceptions: Caution is required when using this indicator for cross-country comparison, since the countries do not always classify degrees and qualifications at the same International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) levels, even if they are received at roughly the same age or after a similar number of years of schooling. Also, certain educational programmes and study courses cannot be easily classified according to ISCED. This indicator only measures educational attainment in terms of level of education attained, i.e. years of schooling, and do not necessarily reveal the quality of the education (learning achievement and other impacts).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: It is calculated by dividing the number of population ages 25 and older who attained or completed lower secondary education by the total population of the same age group and multiplying by 100. The number 0 means zero or small enough that the number would round to zero. Data are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics mainly from national population census, household survey, and labour force 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.

Periodicity: Annual