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

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed post-secondary non-tertiary 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 69.94 2015
2 Uzbekistan 66.59 2016
3 Belarus 63.26 2009
4 Canada 60.73 2011
5 Singapore 60.37 2018
6 Georgia 56.39 2017
7 United Arab Emirates 55.04 2017
8 Cayman Islands 54.00 2015
9 Kazakhstan 52.44 2009
10 New Zealand 50.76 2016
11 Lithuania 49.86 2017
12 Switzerland 48.37 2012
13 Moldova 46.61 2012
14 Korea 45.12 2015
15 Armenia 44.78 2017
16 Israel 43.98 2015
17 United States 43.79 2018
18 Puerto Rico 43.52 2017
19 Australia 43.46 2018
20 United Kingdom 43.02 2017
21 Ireland 41.95 2017
22 Turkmenistan 37.79 1995
23 Germany 37.66 2018
24 Japan 37.31 2010
25 Norway 36.86 2017
26 Cyprus 36.28 2018
27 Ukraine 35.94 2001
28 Belgium 35.66 2017
29 Latvia 34.81 2018
30 Sweden 34.80 2017
31 Netherlands 34.74 2018
32 Azerbaijan 34.47 2017
33 Hong Kong SAR, China 32.78 2017
34 Malta 32.54 2018
35 Denmark 32.32 2018
36 Austria 32.17 2017
37 Finland 32.07 2017
38 Saudi Arabia 31.90 2017
39 Andorra 31.83 2016
40 Tajikistan 31.54 2017
41 Venezuela 30.90 2016
42 Estonia 30.83 2018
43 Spain 30.82 2018
44 Mongolia 30.68 2010
45 Bahrain 30.55 2018
46 Iceland 30.15 2005
47 France 29.40 2017
48 Cuba 29.36 2012
49 Sri Lanka 29.02 2009
50 Jordan 28.41 2010
51 Hungary 28.07 2016
52 The Bahamas 27.42 2010
53 Greece 27.04 2016
54 Macao SAR, China 26.67 2016
55 Bolivia 26.05 2015
56 Monaco 25.51 1975
57 Slovenia 24.53 2017
58 Serbia 23.34 2017
59 Poland 23.34 2016
60 Iran 23.22 2016
61 Kyrgyz Republic 23.00 2009
62 Iraq 22.70 2013
63 Peru 22.69 2018
64 Trinidad and Tobago 22.37 2011
65 Chile 22.18 2017
66 Turkey 21.64 2017
67 Montenegro 21.46 2011
68 Slovak Republic 20.89 2017
69 Costa Rica 20.87 2018
70 Czech Republic 20.77 2016
71 Nigeria 20.76 2006
72 Bulgaria 20.58 2017
73 Qatar 20.24 2017
74 Malaysia 20.10 2016
75 Bangladesh 19.89 2018
76 Panama 19.66 2010
77 Colombia 19.65 2018
78 Oman 18.97 2015
79 Dominican Republic 18.86 2016
80 Cameroon 18.56 2010
81 Croatia 18.25 2011
82 Mexico 17.71 2018
83 Tonga 17.69 2011
84 Romania 17.66 2017
85 Fiji 17.20 2007
86 Argentina 17.08 2016
87 Philippines 16.94 2017
88 Lebanon 16.56 2007
89 Portugal 16.01 2018
90 Senegal 15.86 2017
91 Tunisia 15.54 2016
92 Samoa 15.31 2011
93 Belize 15.05 2010
94 Ghana 15.05 2010
95 Kuwait 14.97 2018
96 Brazil 14.55 2018
97 Syrian Arab Republic 14.50 2009
98 Nepal 14.45 2011
99 Russia 14.44 1989
100 Vietnam 14.28 2009
101 Barbados 14.17 2000
102 Italy 14.00 2015
103 San Marino 13.90 2018
104 North Macedonia 13.77 2002
105 South Africa 13.70 2017
106 Bhutan 13.65 2017
107 Dem. Rep. Congo 13.60 2016
108 St. Lucia 13.58 2013
109 Albania 13.46 2012
110 Liechtenstein 13.37 2000
111 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.36 2018
112 Egypt 13.23 2017
113 Paraguay 13.17 2018
114 India 12.78 2011
115 Ecuador 12.75 2017
116 Thailand 12.31 2010
117 Guatemala 11.95 2014
118 Brunei 11.48 1981
119 Mauritius 11.48 2018
120 Cabo Verde 11.38 2015
121 Zimbabwe 11.37 2017
122 Pakistan 11.24 2017
123 Uganda 11.14 2012
124 Greenland 11.09 2015
125 Uruguay 10.61 2018
126 Togo 10.55 2011
127 Tuvalu 10.20 1991
128 Indonesia 10.08 2018
129 Cambodia 9.92 2015
130 Jamaica 9.92 2011
131 Honduras 9.38 2018
132 Mali 9.03 2018
133 Kenya 8.99 2010
134 Guinea 8.79 2014
135 Algeria 8.66 2008
136 Ethiopia 8.46 2011
137 El Salvador 8.25 2017
138 Côte d'Ivoire 7.07 2014
139 Namibia 5.95 2001
140 Chad 5.82 2004
141 Afghanistan 5.42 1979
142 China 5.40 2000
143 Congo 5.06 1984
144 Lesotho 5.04 2008
145 Rwanda 4.96 2018
146 Suriname 4.49 2004
147 São Tomé and Principe 4.39 2012
148 Benin 3.76 2002
149 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.66 2017
150 Seychelles 3.53 1971
151 Central African Republic 3.52 1988
152 St. Kitts and Nevis 3.45 1980
153 Tanzania 3.37 2012
154 Angola 3.34 2014
155 Niger 2.70 2012
156 Mozambique 2.62 2017
157 Dominica 2.52 1981
158 Myanmar 2.52 1983
159 Grenada 2.52 1981
160 Eswatini 2.49 1986
161 Mauritania 2.38 1988
162 Liberia 2.24 1974
163 Guyana 2.10 2002
164 Burundi 2.02 2014
165 Kiribati 1.43 1978
166 Sudan 1.33 1983
167 Botswana 0.98 1971
168 Haiti 0.85 1982
169 Malawi 0.73 1998
170 Zambia 0.35 1990
171 The Gambia 0.33 1973
172 Libya 0.10 1984
173 Burkina Faso 0.00 2014

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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 post-secondary non-tertiary 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