School enrollment, secondary, male (% 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 156.37 2015
2 Finland 142.84 2015
3 Australia 141.25 2014
4 Netherlands 134.69 2015
5 Thailand 132.60 2015
6 Sweden 131.54 2015
7 Liechtenstein 130.73 2015
8 Spain 129.98 2015
9 Denmark 128.34 2015
10 Ireland 125.64 2015
11 United Kingdom 125.34 2014
12 Saudi Arabia 122.59 2014
13 Portugal 120.97 2015
14 Costa Rica 120.71 2015
15 Latvia 119.87 2015
16 Iceland 116.27 2013
17 Estonia 115.60 2015
18 Norway 114.75 2015
19 New Zealand 113.43 2015
20 Slovenia 110.80 2014
21 Kazakhstan 110.62 2016
22 Lithuania 110.34 2015
23 France 110.08 2014
24 Poland 110.03 2014
25 Canada 109.83 2013
26 Greece 109.48 2014
27 Barbados 107.88 2014
28 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 107.85 2015
29 Belarus 107.80 2015
30 Germany 105.55 2015
31 Russia 105.54 2015
32 Ecuador 105.33 2016
33 Hungary 105.11 2015
34 Czech Republic 105.06 2015
35 Italy 104.05 2015
36 Turkey 103.80 2015
37 Georgia 103.56 2015
38 Argentina 103.36 2014
39 Switzerland 102.95 2015
40 Hong Kong SAR, China 102.77 2015
41 Austria 102.39 2015
42 Bahrain 102.36 2015
43 Israel 101.98 2015
44 Antigua and Barbuda 101.64 2015
45 Japan 101.59 2014
46 Dominica 101.18 2015
47 Luxembourg 101.11 2014
48 Oman 100.98 2015
49 Bulgaria 100.55 2015
50 Ukraine 100.20 2014
51 Cyprus 100.13 2015
52 Chile 99.99 2015
53 Grenada 99.38 2015
54 Korea 99.35 2015
55 Albania 98.83 2015
56 Cuba 98.23 2015
57 Algeria 98.10 2011
58 Sri Lanka 97.50 2013
59 Brazil 97.22 2015
60 Macao SAR, China 97.01 2015
61 Uzbekistan 96.76 2016
62 United States 96.70 2014
63 Palau 96.23 2016
64 Serbia 96.00 2015
65 Croatia 95.93 2015
66 Brunei 95.89 2015
67 Peru 95.72 2015
68 Colombia 94.78 2015
69 Mauritius 93.56 2015
70 Libya 93.55 2006
71 San Marino 93.49 2012
72 China 93.17 2015
73 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 92.90 2015
74 Romania 92.52 2015
75 Tajikistan 92.46 2013
76 Slovak Republic 92.12 2015
77 Malta 91.70 2015
78 Kyrgyz Republic 91.37 2015
79 Mongolia 90.50 2015
80 Montenegro 90.37 2015
81 Uruguay 90.33 2014
82 The Bahamas 90.23 2010
83 Tunisia 90.04 2011
84 Guyana 89.69 2012
85 Iran 89.41 2015
86 Kuwait 88.21 2015
87 Armenia 88.06 2015
88 St. Kitts and Nevis 88.00 2015
89 South Africa 88.00 2014
90 Mexico 87.73 2014
91 Cabo Verde 87.67 2015
92 Bolivia 87.10 2015
93 Turkmenistan 86.93 2014
94 Venezuela 86.46 2015
95 Tonga 86.35 2014
96 Egypt 86.33 2014
97 Moldova 85.77 2015
98 Indonesia 85.68 2015
99 St. Lucia 85.48 2015
100 Philippines 84.39 2013
101 Fiji 84.25 2012
102 Kiribati 82.93 2008
103 Trinidad and Tobago 82.61 2004
104 Qatar 81.97 2015
105 Nauru 81.88 2014
106 Bhutan 81.42 2014
107 São Tomé and Principe 80.80 2016
108 Samoa 80.71 2015
109 Macedonia 80.30 2015
110 Jordan 80.19 2014
111 Belize 79.80 2015
112 Jamaica 79.24 2015
113 El Salvador 79.16 2015
114 Puerto Rico 78.84 2014
115 Seychelles 78.83 2015
116 United Arab Emirates 76.68 1998
117 Tuvalu 76.02 2015
118 Malaysia 74.64 2015
119 Morocco 74.36 2012
120 Paraguay 74.19 2012
121 Timor-Leste 74.08 2015
122 Dominican Republic 74.08 2015
123 India 73.54 2015
124 Botswana 73.48 2008
125 Panama 72.90 2014
126 Suriname 71.68 2015
127 Afghanistan 70.67 2015
128 Nicaragua 69.83 2010
129 Azerbaijan 69.41 1997
130 Guatemala 67.86 2015
131 Nepal 67.12 2016
132 Benin 66.74 2015
133 Swaziland 66.25 2014
134 Honduras 64.76 2015
135 Lao PDR 64.06 2015
136 Kenya 63.47 2009
137 Ghana 63.10 2016
138 Cameroon 62.57 2015
139 Lebanon 61.46 2015
140 Vietnam 60.92 1998
141 Iraq 60.90 2007
142 Namibia 60.10 2007
143 Bangladesh 59.80 2015
144 The Gambia 58.94 2010
145 Congo 58.43 2012
146 Comoros 58.39 2014
147 Nigeria 57.82 2013
148 Togo 57.59 2007
149 Yemen 57.40 2013
150 Dem. Rep. Congo 53.60 2014
151 Vanuatu 53.35 2015
152 Djibouti 52.94 2016
153 Côte d'Ivoire 51.00 2015
154 Gabon 50.98 1999
155 Myanmar 50.65 2014
156 Syrian Arab Republic 50.46 2013
157 Senegal 50.18 2015
158 Solomon Islands 49.77 2012
159 Pakistan 49.45 2015
160 Cambodia 48.50 2008
161 Zimbabwe 48.06 2013
162 Andorra 46.95 1983
163 Guinea 46.79 2014
164 Sierra Leone 46.47 2015
165 Papua New Guinea 45.77 2012
166 Malawi 45.76 2015
167 Lesotho 45.67 2015
168 Mali 45.58 2015
169 Burundi 44.50 2015
170 Sudan 43.89 2013
171 Liberia 41.91 2015
172 Madagascar 38.81 2014
173 Ethiopia 35.90 2015
174 Rwanda 35.17 2015
175 Angola 35.08 2011
176 Burkina Faso 35.06 2015
177 Mozambique 33.79 2015
178 Tanzania 33.69 2013
179 Eritrea 32.93 2015
180 Equatorial Guinea 31.80 2005
181 Mauritania 31.70 2015
182 Chad 30.68 2012
183 Zambia 24.72 1988
184 Uganda 24.34 2015
185 Niger 24.24 2015
186 Central African Republic 23.04 2012
187 Guinea-Bissau 22.28 2000
188 Somalia 10.06 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