School enrollment, secondary, male (% 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 Sweden 99.83 2015
2 Liechtenstein 98.95 2015
3 Barbados 98.88 2014
4 France 98.79 2013
5 Japan 98.67 2014
6 Belarus 98.55 2015
7 Lithuania 98.01 2015
8 Ireland 98.01 2009
9 Israel 97.88 2015
10 United Kingdom 97.83 2014
11 Korea 96.96 2015
12 Estonia 96.76 2015
13 Latvia 96.61 2015
14 Italy 96.34 2015
15 New Zealand 96.02 2015
16 Spain 95.70 2015
17 Greece 95.58 2014
18 Norway 95.08 2015
19 Georgia 95.01 2015
20 Belgium 94.89 2015
21 Finland 94.81 2015
22 Slovenia 94.63 2014
23 Cyprus 94.18 2015
24 Uzbekistan 93.79 2016
25 Serbia 93.03 2015
26 Poland 92.07 2014
27 Kazakhstan 91.82 2013
28 Portugal 91.74 2013
29 Hungary 91.00 2015
30 Bahrain 90.78 2015
31 Oman 90.23 2015
32 Croatia 90.02 2015
33 Netherlands 89.92 2012
34 Bulgaria 89.51 2015
35 United States 89.02 2014
36 Hong Kong SAR, China 88.42 2015
37 Denmark 88.33 2015
38 Ukraine 88.18 2014
39 Tajikistan 87.62 2011
40 Turkey 87.16 2015
41 Albania 86.40 2015
42 Australia 86.40 2014
43 Chile 86.39 2015
44 Iceland 86.28 2013
45 Ecuador 86.18 2016
46 Switzerland 85.95 2015
47 Malta 85.78 2015
48 Argentina 85.66 2014
49 Dominica 85.50 2015
50 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 83.89 2010
51 Sri Lanka 83.89 2011
52 Romania 83.76 2015
53 Brunei 83.68 2015
54 Macedonia 83.38 2005
55 Grenada 83.31 2015
56 Thailand 83.05 2015
57 Cuba 82.85 2015
58 Luxembourg 82.81 2014
59 Armenia 82.50 2009
60 Guyana 82.33 2011
61 Saudi Arabia 82.31 2013
62 Mauritius 81.44 2015
63 Egypt 81.30 2014
64 Kyrgyz Republic 81.11 2015
65 St. Kitts and Nevis 80.18 2015
66 Antigua and Barbuda 80.07 2015
67 The Bahamas 79.74 2010
68 Brazil 79.68 2015
69 Jordan 79.27 2014
70 Kuwait 79.25 2015
71 Fiji 79.11 2012
72 St. Lucia 78.45 2015
73 Costa Rica 77.83 2015
74 Mongolia 77.74 2006
75 Macao SAR, China 77.64 2015
76 Bolivia 77.38 2015
77 Peru 76.75 2015
78 Seychelles 76.29 2015
79 Moldova 76.20 2015
80 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 75.84 2015
81 Colombia 75.44 2015
82 Panama 75.15 2012
83 Indonesia 75.04 2015
84 Samoa 73.74 2015
85 Uruguay 73.29 2014
86 Puerto Rico 73.09 2014
87 Iran 72.83 2015
88 Tonga 71.48 2014
89 Venezuela 70.98 2015
90 Trinidad and Tobago 70.20 2004
91 Nauru 69.53 2014
92 Qatar 69.30 2015
93 Jamaica 69.19 2015
94 Belize 67.96 2015
95 El Salvador 67.73 2015
96 Paraguay 66.60 2012
97 Cabo Verde 66.27 2015
98 Mexico 66.08 2012
99 Palau 65.95 2016
100 Kiribati 65.57 2005
101 Malaysia 65.02 2015
102 Lebanon 64.72 2012
103 São Tomé and Principe 63.66 2015
104 South Africa 63.27 2005
105 Tuvalu 63.20 2015
106 Philippines 61.76 2013
107 Dominican Republic 61.67 2015
108 Afghanistan 61.39 2015
109 India 61.38 2013
110 Morocco 59.04 2012
111 Bhutan 58.89 2014
112 Suriname 55.63 2015
113 Lao PDR 55.05 2015
114 Ghana 54.22 2016
115 Bangladesh 53.56 2015
116 Nepal 53.19 2016
117 Timor-Leste 52.10 2015
118 Kenya 52.00 2009
119 Benin 51.80 2015
120 Botswana 51.67 2003
121 Yemen 49.92 2012
122 Guatemala 49.44 2015
123 Iraq 49.40 2007
124 Pakistan 48.81 2015
125 Vanuatu 47.98 2015
126 Myanmar 47.88 2014
127 Cameroon 47.15 2015
128 Syrian Arab Republic 46.84 2013
129 Honduras 45.51 2015
130 Nicaragua 45.09 2010
131 Namibia 45.08 2007
132 Zimbabwe 43.99 2013
133 Comoros 42.46 2013
134 Cambodia 39.78 2008
135 Guinea 38.17 2014
136 Malawi 37.34 2015
137 Mali 34.25 2015
138 Solomon Islands 32.97 2007
139 Togo 31.76 2000
140 Swaziland 31.74 2014
141 Ethiopia 31.56 2015
142 Madagascar 30.53 2014
143 Djibouti 29.41 2008
144 Lesotho 29.07 2015
145 Burkina Faso 27.12 2015
146 Burundi 26.96 2015
147 Eritrea 26.80 2015
148 Rwanda 25.19 2015
149 Mauritania 25.10 2015
150 Equatorial Guinea 24.18 2005
151 Uganda 23.17 2008
152 Senegal 23.06 2006
153 Niger 20.41 2015
154 Mozambique 18.45 2015
155 Central African Republic 17.93 2012
156 Chad 15.74 2003
157 Angola 13.66 2010
158 Guinea-Bissau 10.43 2000

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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