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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Canada 100.00 2017
1 Israel 100.00 2015
3 Singapore 99.80 2017
4 St. Kitts and Nevis 99.70 2016
5 Sweden 99.46 2015
6 Ireland 98.73 2012
7 Lithuania 98.35 2017
8 Korea 97.81 2017
9 Spain 97.75 2017
10 New Zealand 97.72 2017
11 United Kingdom 97.23 2017
12 Georgia 96.84 2018
13 Barbados 96.82 2018
14 Slovenia 96.62 2017
15 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.54 2018
16 Finland 96.39 2017
17 Belarus 96.18 2018
18 Norway 95.63 2017
19 Estonia 95.50 2017
20 Portugal 95.34 2017
21 France 95.33 2017
22 Italy 95.29 2017
23 Cyprus 95.10 2015
24 Belgium 95.08 2017
25 Latvia 94.94 2017
26 Poland 94.24 2017
27 Bahrain 93.78 2018
28 Netherlands 93.74 2017
29 Croatia 93.48 2016
30 Kazakhstan 93.25 2011
31 Oman 93.15 2018
32 Argentina 93.05 2017
33 United States 93.03 2017
34 Australia 92.69 2017
35 Greece 92.62 2017
36 Serbia 92.53 2018
37 Iceland 92.40 2017
38 Denmark 92.26 2017
39 Qatar 91.79 2010
40 Malta 91.77 2016
41 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 91.64 2018
42 Czech Republic 91.49 2017
43 Dominica 91.18 2016
44 Uruguay 91.12 2017
45 Russia 90.97 2017
46 Sri Lanka 90.43 2017
47 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 90.38 2015
48 Uzbekistan 90.35 2017
49 United Arab Emirates 90.33 2017
50 Montenegro 90.03 2017
51 Chile 89.89 2017
52 Samoa 89.73 2016
53 Antigua and Barbuda 89.73 2018
54 Hungary 89.52 2017
55 Albania 89.18 2018
56 Bulgaria 88.87 2016
57 Fiji 88.84 2012
58 Kuwait 88.71 2015
59 Macao SAR, China 88.41 2018
60 Azerbaijan 88.15 2018
61 Armenia 88.05 2011
62 Peru 87.71 2018
63 Austria 87.12 2017
64 Mauritius 87.06 2018
65 Cuba 86.70 2018
66 Ecuador 86.53 2017
67 Ukraine 86.08 2014
68 Mongolia 86.08 2006
69 Turkey 86.04 2017
70 Slovak Republic 85.30 2017
71 Luxembourg 85.23 2017
72 Guyana 84.39 2012
73 Costa Rica 84.31 2018
74 Saudi Arabia 84.22 2013
75 Kyrgyz Republic 84.12 2018
76 Brunei 84.05 2018
77 Switzerland 83.93 2017
78 Liechtenstein 83.76 2016
79 Tonga 83.70 2015
80 Brazil 83.18 2017
81 Egypt 83.13 2018
82 Romania 83.09 2016
83 Grenada 82.76 2017
84 Seychelles 82.59 2018
85 Mexico 82.50 2017
86 St. Lucia 81.71 2018
87 Iran 80.38 2017
88 Colombia 80.17 2018
89 Indonesia 79.88 2018
90 Puerto Rico 79.29 2016
91 Tajikistan 78.77 2011
92 South Africa 78.52 2017
93 Moldova 77.60 2018
94 North Macedonia 77.59 2005
95 Thailand 77.54 2015
96 Bolivia 76.87 2017
97 Venezuela 76.80 2017
98 Bhutan 76.55 2018
99 Jamaica 76.31 2018
100 Malaysia 75.43 2018
101 Trinidad and Tobago 75.17 2004
102 Cabo Verde 74.47 2018
103 Dominican Republic 74.19 2017
104 Belize 73.35 2018
105 Kiribati 72.94 2005
106 Nauru 72.91 2016
107 Philippines 71.33 2015
108 Tuvalu 71.19 2018
109 Bangladesh 68.88 2017
110 São Tomé and Principe 68.84 2015
111 The Bahamas 68.05 2016
112 Timor-Leste 67.00 2018
113 Paraguay 65.97 2012
114 Panama 65.94 2017
115 Morocco 64.50 2018
116 Suriname 63.96 2015
117 Botswana 63.75 2003
118 Jordan 63.52 2018
119 San Marino 62.50 2018
120 India 62.40 2013
121 Myanmar 62.02 2017
122 El Salvador 60.83 2017
123 Lao PDR 59.36 2018
124 Ghana 58.78 2018
125 Nepal 58.59 2017
126 Nicaragua 52.40 2010
127 Algeria 51.31 1997
128 Lesotho 50.03 2016
129 Vanuatu 49.83 2015
130 Libya 48.92 1983
131 Zimbabwe 48.51 2013
132 Syrian Arab Republic 48.08 2013
133 Eswatini 47.09 2015
134 Honduras 46.72 2017
135 Kenya 45.80 2009
136 Comoros 44.81 2017
137 Cameroon 43.03 2016
138 Guatemala 42.98 2018
139 Sierra Leone 41.01 2018
140 Iraq 40.25 2007
141 Yemen 40.20 2016
142 Benin 39.81 2015
143 Senegal 39.42 2017
144 Eritrea 39.03 2017
145 Rwanda 38.79 2018
146 Djibouti 37.28 2015
147 Cambodia 36.67 2008
148 Pakistan 36.38 2018
149 Afghanistan 35.35 2017
150 Côte d'Ivoire 35.06 2018
151 Malawi 34.76 2018
152 Togo 33.45 2017
153 Mauritania 31.72 2018
154 Burkina Faso 31.69 2018
155 Madagascar 31.03 2018
156 Burundi 31.01 2018
157 Sudan 30.73 2011
158 Ethiopia 30.31 2015
159 Papua New Guinea 29.19 2016
160 Solomon Islands 28.91 2007
161 Tanzania 27.31 2018
162 Congo 26.82 1976
163 Mali 26.81 2018
164 Tunisia 26.19 1985
165 Guinea 25.56 2014
166 Uganda 21.04 2008
167 Mozambique 19.32 2015
168 Equatorial Guinea 17.88 2005
169 Niger 17.06 2017
170 Liberia 14.61 2015
171 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.35 1994
172 Chad 12.29 2016
173 Angola 10.08 2010
174 Central African Republic 9.71 2017
175 The Gambia 8.91 1986
176 Guinea-Bissau 6.12 2000
177 Somalia 0.16 1980

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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: 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