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

Definition: Net enrollment rate is the ratio of children of official school age who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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 Latvia 100.00 2015
1 Ireland 100.00 2009
1 Belarus 100.00 2015
1 Barbados 100.00 2014
5 Israel 99.84 2015
6 France 99.76 2013
7 Sweden 99.47 2015
8 Japan 99.44 2014
9 Oman 98.91 2015
10 United Kingdom 98.75 2014
11 Lithuania 98.06 2015
12 Estonia 97.91 2015
13 New Zealand 97.73 2015
14 Armenia 97.39 2009
15 Spain 97.09 2015
16 Korea 96.23 2015
17 Italy 95.97 2015
18 Norway 95.88 2015
19 Belgium 95.71 2015
20 Georgia 95.57 2015
21 Slovenia 95.29 2014
22 Cyprus 95.10 2015
23 Finland 95.01 2015
24 Serbia 94.58 2015
25 Greece 94.53 2014
26 Portugal 93.76 2013
27 Croatia 93.74 2015
28 Kazakhstan 93.54 2013
29 Poland 93.06 2014
30 Uzbekistan 92.22 2016
31 Malta 91.98 2015
32 United States 91.98 2014
33 Bahrain 91.37 2015
34 Denmark 91.33 2015
35 Kuwait 91.04 2015
36 Hungary 91.02 2015
37 Argentina 90.92 2014
38 Netherlands 90.90 2012
39 Chile 89.63 2015
40 Qatar 89.61 2015
41 Iceland 89.16 2013
42 Ukraine 88.97 2014
43 Australia 88.82 2014
44 Cuba 88.77 2015
45 Ecuador 88.18 2016
46 Fiji 87.93 2012
47 Hong Kong SAR, China 87.71 2015
48 Dominica 87.15 2015
49 Bulgaria 87.07 2015
50 Sri Lanka 86.99 2011
51 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 86.52 2010
52 Luxembourg 86.50 2014
53 Mauritius 86.41 2015
54 Grenada 86.33 2015
55 Mongolia 86.07 2006
56 Brunei 85.93 2015
57 The Bahamas 85.69 2010
58 Turkey 85.50 2015
59 Albania 85.40 2015
60 St. Kitts and Nevis 84.75 2015
61 Liechtenstein 84.23 2015
62 Romania 84.11 2015
63 Switzerland 83.83 2015
64 Jordan 83.58 2014
65 Antigua and Barbuda 83.18 2015
66 Brazil 83.09 2015
67 Tuvalu 82.91 2015
68 Guyana 82.63 2011
69 Egypt 82.45 2014
70 Thailand 82.17 2015
71 Kyrgyz Republic 81.67 2015
72 Colombia 81.27 2015
73 Macao SAR, China 81.16 2015
74 Samoa 81.04 2015
75 Macedonia 80.92 2005
76 Costa Rica 80.83 2015
77 Panama 80.61 2012
78 Seychelles 80.50 2015
79 Tonga 79.77 2014
80 Uruguay 79.53 2014
81 Tajikistan 78.66 2011
82 Peru 78.65 2015
83 Saudi Arabia 78.59 2013
84 Puerto Rico 77.83 2014
85 Bolivia 77.79 2015
86 St. Lucia 76.98 2015
87 Jamaica 76.89 2015
88 Moldova 76.61 2015
89 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 76.58 2015
90 Indonesia 76.03 2015
91 Venezuela 76.00 2015
92 Trinidad and Tobago 75.16 2004
93 Palau 74.85 2016
94 Cabo Verde 74.56 2015
95 Nauru 74.50 2014
96 Philippines 73.54 2013
97 Kiribati 72.95 2005
98 Iran 72.55 2015
99 Malaysia 72.27 2015
100 South Africa 71.55 2005
101 Belize 71.07 2015
102 São Tomé and Principe 70.72 2015
103 Dominican Republic 70.45 2015
104 El Salvador 69.69 2015
105 Mexico 68.78 2012
106 Bhutan 66.90 2014
107 Paraguay 66.32 2012
108 Suriname 65.58 2015
109 Lebanon 64.94 2012
110 India 62.18 2013
111 Bangladesh 61.09 2015
112 Timor-Leste 59.72 2015
113 Botswana 59.37 2003
114 Namibia 57.47 2007
115 Nepal 55.74 2016
116 Ghana 54.25 2016
117 Lao PDR 53.53 2015
118 Honduras 53.47 2015
119 Morocco 53.11 2012
120 Nicaragua 52.96 2010
121 Vanuatu 51.17 2015
122 Kenya 48.96 2009
123 Myanmar 48.64 2014
124 Guatemala 46.90 2015
125 Syrian Arab Republic 46.37 2013
126 Comoros 45.46 2013
127 Lesotho 45.28 2015
128 Zimbabwe 44.48 2013
129 Cameroon 41.39 2015
130 Swaziland 40.72 2014
131 Iraq 39.89 2007
132 Pakistan 38.72 2015
133 Benin 38.09 2015
134 Cambodia 36.53 2008
135 Malawi 35.97 2015
136 Afghanistan 35.63 2015
137 Yemen 33.21 2012
138 Madagascar 31.63 2014
139 Ethiopia 30.47 2015
140 Rwanda 29.28 2015
141 Solomon Islands 28.88 2007
142 Burundi 28.38 2015
143 Mali 27.72 2015
144 Burkina Faso 25.84 2015
145 Guinea 25.27 2014
146 Eritrea 23.58 2015
147 Mauritania 23.53 2015
148 Uganda 21.26 2008
149 Djibouti 21.25 2008
150 Mozambique 18.80 2015
151 Equatorial Guinea 18.55 2005
152 Senegal 17.77 2006
153 Togo 15.36 2000
154 Niger 13.93 2015
155 Angola 11.09 2010
156 Central African Republic 9.34 2012
157 Guinea-Bissau 5.86 2000
158 Chad 5.26 2003

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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: Net enrollment rate for secondary school is calculated by dividing the number of students of official school age enrolled in secondary education 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