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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Australia 159.01 2017
2 Belgium 149.72 2017
3 Sweden 148.12 2017
4 Finland 146.77 2017
5 Netherlands 134.68 2017
6 Saudi Arabia 132.68 2014
7 Liechtenstein 130.27 2016
8 Denmark 128.40 2017
9 Costa Rica 128.10 2018
10 Ireland 126.28 2017
11 Spain 125.17 2017
12 United Kingdom 124.07 2017
13 Portugal 121.09 2017
14 Norway 119.39 2017
15 Thailand 118.97 2017
16 Iceland 118.11 2017
17 Estonia 116.24 2017
18 Slovenia 114.24 2017
19 Uruguay 114.11 2017
20 Kazakhstan 113.79 2018
21 Antigua and Barbuda 113.28 2018
22 Canada 113.05 2017
23 Grenada 112.21 2017
24 Poland 111.71 2017
25 Latvia 111.26 2017
26 New Zealand 111.13 2017
27 Oman 110.97 2018
28 Palau 110.81 2014
29 Lithuania 110.64 2017
30 United Arab Emirates 109.28 2017
31 Peru 109.27 2018
32 Hong Kong SAR, China 109.08 2018
33 Turkey 108.49 2017
34 Qatar 108.25 2010
35 Singapore 108.12 2017
36 Greece 107.50 2017
37 Argentina 106.51 2017
38 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 105.87 2018
39 Georgia 105.27 2018
40 St. Kitts and Nevis 105.13 2016
41 Switzerland 104.69 2017
42 Russia 104.65 2017
43 Israel 104.22 2017
44 France 103.46 2017
45 Hungary 103.42 2017
46 Belarus 103.15 2018
47 Czech Republic 103.13 2017
48 Luxembourg 102.59 2017
49 Austria 102.47 2017
50 Barbados 101.76 2018
51 Chile 101.64 2017
52 Italy 101.61 2017
53 Germany 101.39 2017
54 Bulgaria 101.18 2016
55 Macao SAR, China 101.16 2018
56 Ecuador 100.81 2017
57 Mexico 100.66 2017
58 Korea 100.65 2017
59 South Africa 100.42 2017
60 Cuba 100.37 2018
61 Cyprus 100.13 2015
62 Tonga 99.43 2015
63 Brazil 99.30 2017
64 United States 99.20 2017
65 Algeria 97.76 2011
66 Ukraine 96.92 2014
67 Croatia 96.74 2016
68 Guyana 96.29 2012
69 Bahrain 95.82 2018
70 Sri Lanka 95.57 2017
71 Albania 95.19 2018
72 Kyrgyz Republic 95.06 2018
73 Colombia 95.03 2018
74 Kuwait 94.92 2015
75 Dominica 94.71 2015
76 Serbia 94.64 2018
77 Azerbaijan 94.43 2018
78 Malta 93.96 2016
79 Uzbekistan 93.91 2017
80 Tajikistan 92.98 2013
81 Mauritius 92.53 2018
82 Brunei 92.43 2018
83 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 92.27 2015
84 Bolivia 91.38 2017
85 Romania 91.25 2016
86 Slovak Republic 90.53 2017
87 Libya 90.17 2006
88 Montenegro 89.35 2017
89 St. Lucia 89.28 2018
90 Samoa 88.83 2016
91 Egypt 88.49 2018
92 Mongolia 88.35 2010
93 China 88.32 2010
94 Iran 87.90 2017
95 Indonesia 87.84 2018
96 Turkmenistan 87.60 2014
97 Moldova 87.33 2018
98 Tunisia 86.90 2016
99 Fiji 85.66 2012
100 Venezuela 84.73 2017
101 Bhutan 84.71 2018
102 Cabo Verde 83.85 2018
103 Morocco 83.70 2018
104 Belize 83.66 2018
105 São Tomé and Principe 82.94 2017
106 Kiribati 82.72 2008
107 Eswatini 82.63 2016
108 Trinidad and Tobago 82.61 2004
109 North Macedonia 82.58 2015
110 Philippines 81.97 2017
111 Nauru 81.86 2016
112 Armenia 81.73 2018
113 Jamaica 81.02 2018
114 Timor-Leste 80.30 2018
115 Seychelles 78.81 2018
116 Malaysia 78.78 2018
117 Puerto Rico 78.68 2016
118 Dominican Republic 76.53 2017
119 Botswana 76.36 2008
120 Panama 74.07 2017
121 Paraguay 73.30 2012
122 India 72.96 2017
123 The Bahamas 72.84 2016
124 Ghana 71.83 2018
125 El Salvador 71.77 2017
126 Togo 71.56 2017
127 San Marino 71.50 2018
128 Nepal 71.44 2017
129 Lao PDR 69.63 2018
130 Nicaragua 69.14 2010
131 Afghanistan 68.06 2017
132 Bangladesh 67.35 2018
133 Benin 67.14 2016
134 Suriname 67.06 2015
135 Cameroon 64.62 2016
136 Tuvalu 62.49 2018
137 Lebanon 62.26 1985
138 Jordan 62.10 2018
139 Angola 61.77 2016
140 Myanmar 61.47 2017
141 Iraq 61.39 2007
142 Vietnam 60.92 1998
143 Kenya 59.86 2009
144 Yemen 59.60 2016
145 Côte d'Ivoire 57.71 2018
146 Congo 56.34 2012
147 Dem. Rep. Congo 56.26 2015
148 Papua New Guinea 54.68 2016
149 Guatemala 53.96 2018
150 Comoros 53.87 2017
151 Vanuatu 53.51 2015
152 Zimbabwe 53.49 2013
153 Lesotho 52.80 2017
154 Syrian Arab Republic 52.67 2013
155 The Gambia 51.18 2010
156 Djibouti 51.18 2019
157 Gabon 50.79 1999
158 Eritrea 49.99 2017
159 Solomon Islands 49.52 2012
160 Cambodia 48.67 2008
161 Honduras 48.65 2017
162 Guinea 47.49 2014
163 Andorra 47.00 1983
164 Sudan 46.29 2017
165 Pakistan 46.02 2018
166 Burundi 45.84 2018
167 Mali 44.95 2018
168 Nigeria 44.10 2016
169 Liberia 42.77 2015
170 Sierra Leone 42.53 2017
171 Senegal 41.69 2018
172 Burkina Faso 40.69 2018
173 Malawi 40.64 2018
174 Rwanda 38.49 2018
175 Mozambique 37.39 2017
176 Mauritania 36.54 2018
177 Madagascar 35.99 2018
178 Ethiopia 35.61 2015
179 Chad 30.89 2016
180 Equatorial Guinea 29.94 2005
181 Tanzania 28.75 2018
182 Niger 27.68 2017
183 Uganda 27.51 2007
184 Zambia 24.52 1988
185 Guinea-Bissau 23.61 2000
186 Central African Republic 20.48 2017
187 Somalia 8.12 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