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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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
1 Latvia 100.00 2018
1 New Zealand 100.00 2016
5 Uzbekistan 99.93 2016
6 Czech Republic 99.90 2017
7 United Kingdom 99.79 2017
8 Slovak Republic 99.36 2017
9 Norway 99.34 2017
10 Austria 99.20 2014
11 Slovenia 98.32 2017
12 Hungary 98.23 2016
13 Moldova 98.11 2018
14 Georgia 97.87 2017
15 Switzerland 97.52 2018
16 Azerbaijan 97.50 2017
17 Palau 97.33 2013
18 Liechtenstein 97.33 2000
19 Lithuania 97.24 2017
20 Armenia 97.15 2017
21 Kyrgyz Republic 96.93 2009
22 Kazakhstan 96.70 2009
23 Iceland 96.59 2005
24 Germany 96.55 2018
25 Bulgaria 96.43 2017
26 United States 95.98 2018
27 Tajikistan 95.74 2017
28 Russia 95.43 2010
29 Belarus 94.97 2009
30 Montenegro 94.84 2011
31 Cayman Islands 94.21 2015
32 Denmark 93.86 2018
33 Croatia 93.77 2011
34 Turkmenistan 93.62 1995
35 Serbia 93.62 2017
36 Australia 93.40 2018
37 Romania 93.39 2017
38 Ukraine 92.29 2001
39 Netherlands 91.77 2018
40 Sweden 91.33 2017
41 Korea 91.30 2015
42 Estonia 91.20 2000
43 Israel 90.57 2015
44 Albania 89.43 2012
45 Bosnia and Herzegovina 89.32 2018
46 The Bahamas 89.10 2010
47 Tonga 88.39 2011
48 Belgium 88.38 2017
49 Poland 88.08 2016
50 Puerto Rico 87.93 2017
51 France 86.79 2017
52 Fiji 86.69 2017
53 Malta 85.57 2018
54 Singapore 85.05 2018
55 Ireland 85.04 2017
56 San Marino 84.28 2018
57 Belize 84.12 2010
58 Mongolia 84.10 2010
59 Canada 83.91 1991
60 Cyprus 83.77 2018
61 Cuba 83.22 2012
62 Italy 82.97 2015
63 Hong Kong SAR, China 82.92 2017
64 Sri Lanka 81.57 2016
65 Chile 81.42 2017
66 United Arab Emirates 81.10 2017
67 Bahrain 80.94 2018
68 Spain 80.24 2018
69 Jordan 78.47 2010
70 Barbados 77.46 2000
71 Malaysia 76.10 2016
72 Macao SAR, China 75.51 2016
73 South Africa 73.63 2017
74 Andorra 73.16 2016
75 Egypt 72.54 2017
76 Venezuela 72.27 2016
77 Iran 72.05 2016
78 China 71.86 2010
79 Saudi Arabia 71.40 2017
80 Turkey 71.37 2017
81 Vietnam 71.21 2009
82 Zimbabwe 70.78 2017
83 Seychelles 70.46 2002
84 St. Kitts and Nevis 70.40 1980
85 Peru 69.39 2018
86 Greece 68.34 2016
87 Japan 68.06 1990
88 Trinidad and Tobago 66.92 2011
89 Dominican Republic 66.46 2016
90 Qatar 66.18 2017
91 Dem. Rep. Congo 65.81 2016
92 Bolivia 65.14 2015
93 Ghana 64.66 2010
94 Mexico 64.31 2018
95 Oman 63.66 2015
96 Suriname 62.98 2012
97 Monaco 60.17 1975
98 Panama 60.07 2010
99 Mauritius 58.95 2011
100 Brazil 58.26 2018
101 Philippines 56.75 2017
102 Jamaica 56.55 2011
103 North Macedonia 55.60 2002
104 Lebanon 55.54 2007
105 Nigeria 55.37 2006
106 Indonesia 55.05 2018
107 Algeria 55.00 2008
108 Portugal 54.81 2018
109 Uruguay 54.58 2018
110 Kuwait 53.89 2018
111 Costa Rica 53.46 2018
112 Ecuador 53.27 2017
113 Argentina 53.05 2016
114 Colombia 53.03 2018
115 Finland 52.90 1990
116 Paraguay 51.02 2018
117 Tunisia 50.07 2016
118 Iraq 49.53 2013
119 Thailand 47.77 2016
120 Bangladesh 47.59 2018
121 India 47.13 2011
122 Cameroon 46.87 2010
123 El Salvador 46.29 2017
124 São Tomé and Principe 46.25 2012
125 Pakistan 45.66 2017
126 Brunei 45.31 1981
127 St. Lucia 42.57 2013
128 Samoa 40.39 1981
129 Syrian Arab Republic 38.89 2009
130 Nepal 38.70 2011
131 Angola 36.49 2014
132 Guatemala 36.23 2014
133 Kenya 32.34 2010
134 Bhutan 32.31 2017
135 Uganda 32.19 2012
136 Tuvalu 31.45 1991
137 Togo 31.44 2011
138 Zambia 30.71 1990
139 Cabo Verde 30.64 2015
140 Namibia 30.01 2001
141 Honduras 29.81 2018
142 Guyana 29.04 2002
143 Congo 28.36 1984
144 Côte d'Ivoire 27.27 2014
145 Vanuatu 26.22 1979
146 Senegal 26.10 2017
147 Dominica 23.22 2001
148 Myanmar 22.55 1983
149 Libya 21.92 1984
150 Benin 21.22 2002
151 Mozambique 19.91 2017
152 Lesotho 19.76 2008
153 Cambodia 19.63 2015
154 Eswatini 19.25 1986
155 Ethiopia 18.24 2011
156 Guinea 17.12 2014
157 Chad 16.26 2009
158 Rwanda 16.13 2018
159 Central African Republic 15.40 1988
160 Kiribati 14.77 1978
161 Mali 14.35 2018
162 Liberia 13.84 1974
163 Tanzania 13.74 2012
164 Malawi 12.92 1998
165 Niger 12.70 2012
166 Burkina Faso 11.54 2014
167 Grenada 10.84 1981
168 Haiti 9.39 1982
169 Mauritania 8.45 1988
170 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7.69 1970
171 Burundi 7.66 2014
172 Sudan 7.47 1983
173 Afghanistan 7.39 1979
174 Morocco 6.83 1971
175 The Gambia 5.35 1973
176 Botswana 4.42 1971

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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