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

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed upper 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 Latvia 92.41 2018
2 Georgia 91.92 2017
3 Uzbekistan 91.03 2016
4 Cayman Islands 90.72 2015
5 Estonia 90.70 2018
6 Armenia 90.23 2017
7 United States 90.16 2018
8 Palau 87.73 2013
9 Czech Republic 87.62 2017
10 Kyrgyz Republic 87.09 2009
11 Lithuania 86.05 2017
12 Azerbaijan 85.08 2017
13 Kazakhstan 84.60 2009
14 Russia 83.46 2010
15 Slovak Republic 83.31 2017
16 Canada 82.74 2011
17 Poland 82.54 2016
18 Switzerland 82.52 2018
19 Belarus 82.47 2009
20 The Bahamas 82.46 2010
21 Puerto Rico 81.86 2017
22 Israel 81.30 2015
23 Denmark 80.42 2018
24 Germany 80.11 2018
25 Japan 79.08 2010
26 Slovenia 78.41 2017
27 Norway 77.97 2017
28 Australia 76.89 2018
29 United Kingdom 76.67 2017
30 Finland 76.39 2017
31 Tajikistan 76.14 2017
32 Sweden 75.78 2017
33 Luxembourg 75.73 2014
34 Bulgaria 75.34 2017
35 Samoa 74.63 2011
36 Moldova 74.00 2018
37 Austria 73.77 2017
38 Ireland 73.32 2017
39 Turkmenistan 73.18 1995
40 Hungary 71.95 2016
41 Cyprus 71.68 2018
42 Mongolia 71.14 2010
43 Ukraine 71.11 2001
44 Singapore 70.57 2018
45 Korea 70.38 2015
46 New Zealand 68.32 2016
47 Belgium 67.64 2017
48 Netherlands 67.59 2018
49 Egypt 67.46 2017
50 France 67.41 2017
51 Serbia 66.23 2017
52 Montenegro 65.23 2011
53 Venezuela 65.18 2016
54 United Arab Emirates 64.57 2017
55 Croatia 63.20 2011
56 Oman 63.18 2015
57 Sri Lanka 63.02 2016
58 Bahrain 62.91 2018
59 Romania 62.61 2017
60 Liechtenstein 62.50 2000
61 Hong Kong SAR, China 61.60 2017
62 South Africa 60.48 2017
63 Philippines 60.11 2013
64 Qatar 60.10 2017
65 Malaysia 58.61 2016
66 Chile 58.37 2017
67 Cuba 57.14 2012
68 Trinidad and Tobago 56.63 2009
69 San Marino 56.04 2018
70 Tonga 55.12 2011
71 Iceland 54.84 2005
72 Peru 53.38 2018
73 Saudi Arabia 52.60 2017
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 52.50 2018
75 Greece 52.41 2016
76 Colombia 50.98 2018
77 Dominican Republic 50.89 2016
78 Macao SAR, China 50.88 2016
79 Spain 50.42 2018
80 Brazil 49.51 2018
81 Iran 48.89 2016
82 Italy 48.22 2015
83 Andorra 47.04 2016
84 Fiji 46.82 2017
85 Mauritius 46.35 2018
86 Panama 45.82 2010
87 Albania 44.49 2012
88 Seychelles 44.18 2002
89 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 44.07 2017
90 Argentina 43.91 2003
91 Malta 43.32 2018
92 Ecuador 43.15 2017
93 St. Lucia 42.83 2013
94 Greenland 42.12 2015
95 Costa Rica 40.76 2018
96 Jordan 40.08 2010
97 Paraguay 39.31 2018
98 Kuwait 39.28 2018
99 Portugal 39.11 2018
100 Bolivia 39.02 2015
101 Nigeria 38.98 2006
102 Belize 37.27 2010
103 Mexico 34.80 2018
104 Uruguay 33.78 2018
105 Guyana 33.24 2002
106 Turkey 32.62 2017
107 Lebanon 32.51 2007
108 Thailand 31.90 2016
109 Indonesia 30.99 2018
110 El Salvador 28.21 2017
111 Guatemala 27.39 2014
112 Suriname 26.25 2012
113 Bangladesh 25.99 2018
114 Barbados 25.40 2000
115 Honduras 24.32 2018
116 Iraq 23.95 2013
117 Algeria 22.75 2008
118 Vietnam 21.44 2009
119 Pakistan 21.41 2017
120 Cabo Verde 19.81 2015
121 India 19.43 2011
122 China 19.20 2010
123 Syrian Arab Republic 18.88 2009
124 Kenya 18.00 2010
125 Dem. Rep. Congo 16.84 2016
126 Namibia 16.30 2001
127 Ghana 14.68 2010
128 Lesotho 14.19 2008
129 Bhutan 13.78 2017
130 Eswatini 12.74 1986
131 Angola 12.29 2014
132 Cameroon 11.48 2010
133 Dominica 10.36 2001
134 Nepal 10.21 2011
135 Libya 9.50 1984
136 Zimbabwe 9.36 2017
137 Zambia 8.87 1990
138 Rwanda 8.27 2018
139 Côte d'Ivoire 6.94 2014
140 Uganda 6.35 2012
141 Mozambique 6.20 2017
142 Ethiopia 5.66 2011
143 Vanuatu 5.20 1979
144 Senegal 5.01 2017
145 Cambodia 4.66 2015
146 Congo 4.08 1984
147 Mali 3.97 2018
148 Tunisia 3.20 1980
149 Guinea 3.16 2014
150 Togo 3.04 2011
151 Liberia 2.61 1974
152 Malawi 2.39 1998
153 Tanzania 2.29 2012
154 Burundi 2.28 2014
155 Niger 1.99 2012
156 Chad 1.84 2009
157 Burkina Faso 1.57 2014
158 Haiti 1.54 1971
159 Sudan 1.20 1983
160 Afghanistan 1.10 1975
161 Myanmar 1.10 1973
162 São Tomé and Principe 0.85 1981
163 Botswana 0.77 1971
164 The Gambia 0.65 1973
165 Benin 0.50 1979
166 Central African Republic 0.44 1975

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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 upper 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