Educational attainment, at least completed upper secondary, population 25+, male (%) (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 Czech Republic 94.86 2017
2 Uzbekistan 94.16 2016
3 Georgia 93.19 2017
4 Azerbaijan 92.20 2017
5 Slovak Republic 91.16 2017
6 Armenia 89.93 2017
7 Kyrgyz Republic 89.73 2009
8 Cayman Islands 89.66 2015
9 United States 89.42 2018
10 Switzerland 88.97 2018
11 Lithuania 88.89 2017
12 Palau 88.34 2013
13 Latvia 87.88 2018
14 Belarus 87.84 2009
15 Poland 87.44 2016
16 Germany 86.94 2018
17 Slovenia 86.90 2017
18 Kazakhstan 85.97 2009
19 Austria 85.94 2017
20 Russia 85.89 2010
21 Tajikistan 85.18 2017
22 Estonia 84.31 2018
23 Luxembourg 83.36 2014
24 Canada 82.76 2011
25 Korea 82.75 2015
26 Japan 81.73 2010
27 Israel 81.60 2015
28 Turkmenistan 81.30 1995
29 The Bahamas 81.22 2010
30 Liechtenstein 80.88 2000
31 Hungary 80.82 2016
32 Montenegro 80.43 2011
33 Australia 79.81 2018
34 Croatia 79.13 2011
35 Norway 78.48 2017
36 Ukraine 78.37 2001
37 Denmark 78.13 2018
38 Puerto Rico 77.75 2017
39 Bulgaria 77.67 2017
40 United Kingdom 77.57 2017
41 Serbia 77.54 2017
42 Singapore 76.75 2018
43 Moldova 76.68 2018
44 Sweden 76.52 2017
45 Bosnia and Herzegovina 75.39 2018
46 Netherlands 74.75 2018
47 Finland 74.61 2017
48 Cyprus 74.39 2018
49 France 73.03 2017
50 Romania 72.71 2017
51 New Zealand 71.90 2016
52 Belgium 70.74 2017
53 Samoa 70.39 2011
54 United Arab Emirates 68.98 2017
55 Ireland 68.09 2017
56 Egypt 66.92 2017
57 Iceland 66.60 2005
58 Bahrain 65.89 2018
59 Hong Kong SAR, China 65.35 2017
60 Mongolia 63.80 2010
61 Peru 62.81 2018
62 South Africa 62.28 2017
63 Chile 60.26 2017
64 Sri Lanka 60.10 2016
65 Venezuela 58.55 2016
66 Malaysia 58.07 2016
67 Cuba 57.68 2012
68 Greece 57.03 2016
69 Trinidad and Tobago 56.85 2009
70 Philippines 56.77 2013
71 Saudi Arabia 54.68 2017
72 Macao SAR, China 53.18 2016
73 Tonga 53.07 2011
74 San Marino 51.63 2018
75 Nigeria 50.57 2006
76 Spain 50.42 2018
77 Italy 50.17 2015
78 Colombia 48.47 2018
79 Seychelles 48.00 2002
80 Iran 47.93 2016
81 Andorra 47.66 2016
82 Malta 47.07 2018
83 Bolivia 46.46 2015
84 Albania 46.15 2012
85 Dominican Republic 46.10 2016
86 Turkey 45.57 2017
87 Oman 45.31 2015
88 Brazil 45.07 2018
89 Ecuador 43.95 2017
90 Jordan 42.54 2010
91 Fiji 42.31 2017
92 Argentina 40.34 2003
93 Panama 40.14 2010
94 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.62 2017
95 Mauritius 39.55 2018
96 Paraguay 39.46 2018
97 Dem. Rep. Congo 38.60 2016
98 Costa Rica 38.41 2018
99 Indonesia 38.27 2018
100 St. Lucia 37.82 2013
101 Greenland 37.48 2015
102 Qatar 36.88 2017
103 Mexico 36.63 2018
104 Belize 36.37 2010
105 Bangladesh 35.30 2018
106 Portugal 34.72 2018
107 Iraq 34.38 2013
108 India 34.15 2011
109 Thailand 33.52 2016
110 Lebanon 33.39 2007
111 Pakistan 33.34 2017
112 El Salvador 31.36 2017
113 Vietnam 30.41 2009
114 Guyana 29.04 2002
115 Algeria 28.06 2008
116 Ghana 27.24 2010
117 Kuwait 27.14 2018
118 Uruguay 26.67 2018
119 Guatemala 25.85 2014
120 Kenya 25.71 2010
121 Cameroon 25.40 2010
122 China 25.37 2010
123 Nepal 24.77 2011
124 Syrian Arab Republic 24.76 2009
125 Zambia 23.23 1990
126 Suriname 23.06 2012
127 Barbados 22.89 2000
128 Honduras 21.57 2018
129 Bhutan 20.42 2017
130 Cabo Verde 20.29 2015
131 Angola 19.86 2014
132 Namibia 19.02 2001
133 Togo 17.40 2011
134 Senegal 17.26 2017
135 Zimbabwe 15.57 2017
136 Cambodia 15.39 2015
137 Côte d'Ivoire 15.25 2014
138 Congo 14.14 1984
139 Uganda 13.92 2012
140 Lesotho 13.39 2008
141 Libya 12.97 1984
142 Ethiopia 12.69 2011
143 Rwanda 11.72 2018
144 Mozambique 11.53 2017
145 Dominica 11.18 2001
146 Guinea 10.93 2014
147 Mali 10.52 2018
148 Tunisia 10.09 1980
149 Vanuatu 9.07 1979
150 Chad 8.54 2009
151 Liberia 8.24 1974
152 Malawi 8.14 1998
153 Eswatini 7.13 1986
154 Niger 5.00 2012
155 Tanzania 4.63 2012
156 Afghanistan 4.55 1975
157 Burundi 4.52 2014
158 Sudan 4.51 1983
159 Burkina Faso 4.30 2014
160 Myanmar 3.50 1973
161 Haiti 3.08 1971
162 Central African Republic 3.05 1975
163 São Tomé and Principe 2.25 1981
164 Botswana 1.94 1971
165 Benin 1.83 1979
166 The Gambia 1.58 1973

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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