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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Belgium 167.79 2017
2 Finland 161.51 2017
3 Sweden 157.91 2017
4 Australia 141.17 2017
5 Costa Rica 137.75 2018
6 Netherlands 136.52 2017
7 Denmark 129.80 2017
8 United Kingdom 127.71 2017
9 Spain 126.88 2017
10 Uruguay 126.60 2017
11 Ireland 124.29 2017
12 Palau 122.91 2014
13 Estonia 118.87 2017
14 Portugal 118.70 2017
15 New Zealand 118.22 2017
16 Slovenia 117.06 2017
17 Iceland 116.90 2017
18 Grenada 116.79 2017
19 Kazakhstan 114.72 2018
20 Canada 114.52 2017
21 Thailand 114.38 2017
22 Norway 114.22 2017
23 Argentina 111.03 2017
24 Latvia 110.16 2017
25 Antigua and Barbuda 109.07 2018
26 South Africa 109.03 2017
27 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 108.68 2018
28 St. Kitts and Nevis 108.66 2016
29 Mexico 108.22 2017
30 Poland 108.08 2017
31 Singapore 107.00 2017
32 Georgia 106.78 2018
33 Lithuania 106.04 2017
34 Israel 105.99 2017
35 Libya 105.99 2006
36 Hong Kong SAR, China 105.80 2018
37 Barbados 105.75 2018
38 Luxembourg 104.78 2017
39 France 104.08 2017
40 Czech Republic 103.87 2017
41 Ecuador 103.65 2017
42 Peru 103.64 2018
43 Hungary 103.57 2017
44 Turkey 103.39 2017
45 Qatar 102.72 2010
46 Saudi Arabia 102.58 2014
47 Oman 102.46 2018
48 Brazil 102.42 2017
49 Tonga 102.40 2015
50 Russia 102.06 2017
51 Chile 102.03 2017
52 Cuba 101.95 2018
53 Liechtenstein 101.91 2016
54 Bahrain 101.70 2018
55 Belarus 101.69 2018
56 Algeria 101.54 2011
57 Greece 101.37 2017
58 Croatia 101.12 2016
59 Kuwait 100.96 2015
60 Macao SAR, China 100.90 2018
61 Italy 100.90 2017
62 Sri Lanka 100.49 2017
63 United Arab Emirates 100.40 2017
64 Switzerland 100.17 2017
65 Colombia 100.09 2018
66 Korea 100.00 2017
67 Cyprus 99.41 2015
68 Tunisia 99.32 2016
69 Guyana 99.21 2012
70 United States 98.70 2017
71 Austria 98.33 2017
72 Bulgaria 98.08 2016
73 Samoa 98.02 2016
74 Mauritius 97.77 2018
75 Malta 97.76 2016
76 São Tomé and Principe 95.86 2017
77 Bhutan 95.71 2018
78 Albania 95.70 2018
79 Serbia 95.56 2018
80 Germany 95.22 2017
81 Kyrgyz Republic 95.05 2018
82 Ukraine 95.03 2014
83 Mongolia 94.75 2010
84 Brunei 94.60 2018
85 Azerbaijan 94.54 2018
86 Fiji 94.34 2012
87 Dominica 93.79 2015
88 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 93.31 2015
89 Uzbekistan 92.74 2017
90 Cabo Verde 92.50 2018
91 Slovak Republic 91.63 2017
92 Venezuela 91.56 2017
93 Kiribati 91.44 2008
94 Romania 91.03 2016
95 Philippines 90.65 2017
96 Montenegro 90.54 2017
97 Indonesia 90.04 2018
98 St. Lucia 89.44 2018
99 Bolivia 89.38 2017
100 Suriname 88.64 2015
101 Trinidad and Tobago 88.49 2004
102 China 88.01 2010
103 Egypt 87.30 2018
104 Belize 87.12 2018
105 Timor-Leste 87.03 2018
106 Moldova 86.45 2018
107 Malaysia 85.41 2018
108 Puerto Rico 85.41 2016
109 Armenia 84.80 2018
110 Iran 84.65 2017
111 Seychelles 84.20 2018
112 Turkmenistan 84.00 2014
113 Tajikistan 83.81 2013
114 Nauru 83.61 2016
115 Jamaica 83.61 2018
116 Botswana 83.52 2008
117 Dominican Republic 83.03 2017
118 Eswatini 82.19 2016
119 North Macedonia 81.16 2015
120 Paraguay 78.64 2012
121 Panama 78.28 2017
122 Bangladesh 78.27 2018
123 Nicaragua 77.96 2010
124 Nepal 76.78 2017
125 Morocco 76.58 2018
126 India 74.06 2017
127 The Bahamas 73.97 2016
128 Lesotho 71.26 2017
129 El Salvador 71.22 2017
130 Tuvalu 71.19 2018
131 Ghana 70.79 2018
132 Myanmar 67.11 2017
133 Lao PDR 65.02 2018
134 Jordan 64.16 2018
135 San Marino 63.80 2018
136 Lebanon 60.12 1985
137 Comoros 57.21 2017
138 Honduras 55.86 2017
139 Vietnam 55.47 1998
140 Cameroon 55.44 2016
141 Vanuatu 54.95 2015
142 Kenya 53.66 2009
143 Djibouti 52.93 2019
144 Syrian Arab Republic 52.38 2013
145 Andorra 52.09 1983
146 Togo 52.06 2017
147 Guatemala 51.44 2018
148 Zimbabwe 51.35 2013
149 Burundi 51.09 2018
150 Benin 50.73 2016
151 The Gambia 49.07 2010
152 Congo 48.81 2012
153 Solomon Islands 47.02 2012
154 Sudan 46.96 2017
155 Iraq 46.00 2007
156 Senegal 45.75 2018
157 Eritrea 44.91 2017
158 Gabon 44.65 1999
159 Côte d'Ivoire 44.35 2018
160 Rwanda 43.28 2018
161 Yemen 43.26 2016
162 Cambodia 41.60 2008
163 Sierra Leone 41.06 2017
164 Burkina Faso 40.73 2018
165 Malawi 39.92 2018
166 Papua New Guinea 39.86 2016
167 Nigeria 39.83 2016
168 Angola 39.74 2016
169 Pakistan 39.27 2018
170 Afghanistan 38.76 2017
171 Mauritania 37.14 2018
172 Madagascar 37.06 2018
173 Mali 37.00 2018
174 Dem. Rep. Congo 35.98 2015
175 Ethiopia 34.25 2015
176 Mozambique 33.45 2017
177 Liberia 32.91 2015
178 Guinea 31.04 2014
179 Tanzania 30.13 2018
180 Equatorial Guinea 22.08 2005
181 Uganda 21.84 2007
182 Niger 20.70 2017
183 Zambia 14.66 1988
184 Chad 14.16 2016
185 Central African Republic 13.78 2017
186 Guinea-Bissau 12.70 2000
187 Somalia 3.74 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: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

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