School enrollment, secondary, female (% gross) - Country Ranking

Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Belgium 177.70 2015
2 Finland 156.35 2015
3 Sweden 149.99 2015
4 Netherlands 136.30 2015
5 Australia 133.63 2014
6 Denmark 133.44 2015
7 United Kingdom 130.40 2014
8 Spain 129.63 2015
9 Ireland 129.42 2015
10 Costa Rica 125.57 2015
11 Thailand 125.28 2015
12 Iceland 120.96 2013
13 New Zealand 119.93 2015
14 Latvia 119.10 2015
15 Portugal 117.26 2015
16 Estonia 114.73 2015
17 Kazakhstan 113.46 2016
18 South Africa 111.52 2014
19 France 111.23 2014
20 Norway 111.13 2015
21 Barbados 110.68 2014
22 Slovenia 110.53 2014
23 Argentina 110.31 2014
24 Canada 110.04 2013
25 Libya 109.95 2006
26 Ecuador 109.19 2016
27 Oman 107.87 2015
28 Belarus 106.40 2015
29 Czech Republic 106.10 2015
30 Poland 106.08 2014
31 Lithuania 106.06 2015
32 Hungary 105.30 2015
33 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 104.99 2015
34 Georgia 103.81 2015
35 Antigua and Barbuda 103.79 2015
36 Qatar 103.60 2015
37 Luxembourg 103.48 2014
38 Greece 103.40 2014
39 Russia 103.37 2015
40 Israel 103.00 2015
41 Cuba 102.73 2015
42 Kuwait 102.72 2015
43 Brazil 102.18 2015
44 Sri Lanka 101.97 2013
45 Japan 101.91 2014
46 Bahrain 101.89 2015
47 Liechtenstein 101.72 2015
48 Italy 101.69 2015
49 Algeria 101.69 2011
50 Colombia 101.54 2015
51 Chile 101.33 2015
52 Turkey 101.13 2015
53 Croatia 100.63 2015
54 Uruguay 100.00 2014
55 Dominica 99.78 2015
56 Germany 99.63 2015
57 Cyprus 99.41 2015
58 Switzerland 99.38 2015
59 Grenada 98.98 2015
60 Hong Kong SAR, China 98.80 2015
61 United States 98.47 2014
62 Korea 98.38 2015
63 Cabo Verde 98.26 2015
64 Ukraine 98.22 2014
65 Malta 98.10 2015
66 Mauritius 97.91 2015
67 Austria 97.56 2015
68 Tuvalu 97.46 2015
69 Bulgaria 97.39 2015
70 Serbia 97.38 2015
71 Brunei 96.28 2015
72 San Marino 95.94 2012
73 Macao SAR, China 95.91 2015
74 Peru 95.77 2015
75 China 95.59 2015
76 Palau 95.21 2016
77 The Bahamas 95.08 2010
78 Uzbekistan 95.06 2016
79 Tonga 94.22 2014
80 Tunisia 94.18 2011
81 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 93.91 2015
82 Saudi Arabia 93.75 2014
83 Mexico 93.46 2014
84 Fiji 93.37 2012
85 Venezuela 93.00 2015
86 St. Kitts and Nevis 92.84 2015
87 Slovak Republic 92.83 2015
88 Kyrgyz Republic 92.76 2015
89 Philippines 92.68 2013
90 Albania 92.51 2015
91 Mongolia 92.44 2015
92 Romania 91.97 2015
93 São Tomé and Principe 91.66 2016
94 Kiribati 91.56 2008
95 Suriname 90.88 2015
96 Montenegro 90.31 2015
97 Samoa 89.54 2015
98 Armenia 88.99 2015
99 Guyana 88.98 2012
100 Iran 88.90 2015
101 Trinidad and Tobago 88.49 2004
102 Bhutan 87.06 2014
103 Moldova 86.46 2015
104 Indonesia 86.01 2015
105 Egypt 85.86 2014
106 United Arab Emirates 85.74 1998
107 Bolivia 85.69 2015
108 Jamaica 85.12 2015
109 Jordan 84.81 2014
110 St. Lucia 84.80 2015
111 Seychelles 84.50 2015
112 Puerto Rico 83.93 2014
113 Turkmenistan 83.71 2014
114 Nauru 83.44 2014
115 Tajikistan 83.11 2013
116 Belize 81.79 2015
117 Dominican Republic 81.66 2015
118 Malaysia 80.68 2015
119 Botswana 80.28 2008
120 El Salvador 79.70 2015
121 Timor-Leste 79.57 2015
122 Paraguay 79.05 2012
123 Nicaragua 78.78 2010
124 Panama 78.31 2014
125 Macedonia 78.23 2015
126 Honduras 76.98 2015
127 Azerbaijan 75.41 1997
128 India 74.45 2015
129 Nepal 72.15 2016
130 Namibia 69.55 2007
131 Bangladesh 67.42 2015
132 Swaziland 65.80 2014
133 Morocco 63.52 2012
134 Guatemala 63.33 2015
135 Comoros 62.38 2014
136 Lesotho 62.04 2015
137 Ghana 61.07 2016
138 Lebanon 60.96 2015
139 Lao PDR 59.26 2015
140 Kenya 57.37 2009
141 Vanuatu 56.43 2015
142 The Gambia 55.97 2010
143 Vietnam 54.66 1998
144 Cameroon 53.53 2015
145 Nigeria 53.48 2013
146 Andorra 52.05 1983
147 Myanmar 51.95 2014
148 Congo 50.62 2012
149 Syrian Arab Republic 50.52 2013
150 Senegal 49.10 2015
151 Zimbabwe 47.08 2013
152 Solomon Islands 47.01 2012
153 Benin 46.81 2015
154 Iraq 45.59 2007
155 Gabon 44.71 1999
156 Djibouti 43.48 2016
157 Sudan 41.48 2013
158 Cambodia 41.44 2008
159 Malawi 41.02 2015
160 Burundi 40.52 2015
161 Sierra Leone 40.08 2015
162 Afghanistan 39.74 2015
163 Yemen 39.50 2013
164 Pakistan 39.20 2015
165 Rwanda 38.19 2015
166 Madagascar 38.06 2014
167 Mali 36.85 2015
168 Côte d'Ivoire 36.62 2015
169 Papua New Guinea 34.56 2012
170 Ethiopia 34.43 2015
171 Dem. Rep. Congo 33.33 2014
172 Liberia 32.53 2015
173 Burkina Faso 32.22 2015
174 Mozambique 31.08 2015
175 Tanzania 30.82 2013
176 Guinea 30.69 2014
177 Togo 30.46 2007
178 Mauritania 29.46 2015
179 Eritrea 28.09 2015
180 Equatorial Guinea 22.91 2005
181 Angola 22.74 2011
182 Uganda 22.13 2015
183 Niger 17.24 2015
184 Zambia 14.63 1988
185 Chad 14.03 2012
186 Guinea-Bissau 12.15 2000
187 Central African Republic 11.81 2012
188 Somalia 4.63 2007

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Development Relevance: Gross enrollment ratios indicate the capacity of each level of the education system, but a high ratio may reflect a substantial number of overage children enrolled in each grade because of repetition or late entry rather than a successful education system. The net enrollment rate excludes overage and underage students and more accurately captures the system's coverage and internal efficiency. Differences between the gross enrollment ratio and the net enrollment rate show the incidence of overage and underage enrollments.

Limitations and Exceptions: Enrollment indicators are based on annual school surveys, but do not necessarily reflect actual attendance or dropout rates during the year. Also, the length of education differs across countries and can influence enrollment rates, although the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) tries to minimize the difference. For example, a shorter duration for primary education tends to increase the rate; a longer one to decrease it (in part because older children are more at risk of dropping out). Moreover, age at enrollment may be inaccurately estimated or misstated, especially in communities where registration of births is not strictly enforced.

Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross enrollment ratio for secondary school is calculated by dividing the number of students enrolled in secondary education regardless of age by the population of the age group which officially corresponds to secondary education, and multiplying by 100. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education 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. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual