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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Sweden 99.81 2015
2 Singapore 99.77 2017
3 Canada 99.63 2017
4 Oman 99.30 2018
5 Liechtenstein 98.72 2016
6 Lithuania 98.49 2017
7 Korea 98.19 2017
8 Israel 98.04 2015
9 Ireland 97.33 2012
10 United Kingdom 97.03 2017
11 St. Kitts and Nevis 96.27 2016
12 Spain 96.05 2017
13 New Zealand 96.04 2017
14 Qatar 96.03 2010
15 Finland 95.83 2017
16 Hong Kong SAR, China 95.76 2018
17 Norway 95.59 2017
18 Georgia 95.16 2018
19 United Arab Emirates 95.15 2017
20 Belarus 95.13 2018
21 Belgium 94.82 2017
22 Slovenia 94.81 2017
23 Cyprus 94.18 2015
24 Italy 94.08 2017
25 Greece 94.05 2017
26 France 94.04 2017
27 Portugal 94.01 2017
28 Poland 93.94 2017
29 Estonia 93.29 2017
30 Latvia 92.71 2017
31 Netherlands 92.62 2017
32 Kazakhstan 92.59 2011
33 Grenada 92.52 2017
34 Australia 91.90 2017
35 United States 91.89 2017
36 Serbia 91.62 2018
37 Uzbekistan 91.34 2017
38 Bulgaria 91.27 2016
39 Peru 90.92 2018
40 Barbados 90.61 2018
41 Russia 90.40 2017
42 Croatia 90.35 2016
43 Iceland 90.18 2017
44 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 89.82 2015
45 Denmark 89.65 2017
46 Czech Republic 89.60 2017
47 Hungary 89.05 2017
48 Azerbaijan 88.86 2018
49 Montenegro 88.70 2017
50 Argentina 88.61 2017
51 Turkey 88.37 2017
52 Antigua and Barbuda 87.87 2018
53 Sri Lanka 87.66 2017
54 Tajikistan 87.48 2011
55 Chile 87.46 2017
56 Malta 87.46 2016
57 Armenia 87.46 2011
58 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 87.45 2018
59 Saudi Arabia 87.13 2013
60 Bahrain 86.97 2018
61 Austria 86.89 2017
62 Switzerland 86.66 2017
63 Uruguay 85.42 2017
64 Ukraine 85.29 2014
65 Kyrgyz Republic 84.64 2018
66 Macao SAR, China 84.56 2018
67 Kuwait 84.50 2015
68 Dominica 84.38 2016
69 Albania 84.33 2018
70 Slovak Republic 84.24 2017
71 Ecuador 84.19 2017
72 Romania 82.46 2016
73 Egypt 82.45 2018
74 Iran 82.33 2017
75 Luxembourg 82.03 2017
76 Cuba 81.80 2018
77 Mauritius 81.66 2018
78 Samoa 81.60 2016
79 Brunei 81.33 2018
80 St. Lucia 80.92 2018
81 Costa Rica 80.67 2018
82 Tonga 80.56 2015
83 Fiji 80.44 2012
84 Guyana 80.35 2012
85 Brazil 80.33 2017
86 North Macedonia 80.21 2005
87 Mexico 79.85 2017
88 Moldova 78.30 2018
89 Mongolia 77.74 2006
90 Indonesia 77.64 2018
91 Seychelles 77.63 2018
92 Thailand 77.01 2015
93 Bolivia 76.00 2017
94 Colombia 74.89 2018
95 Puerto Rico 72.87 2016
96 Jamaica 71.72 2018
97 Nauru 70.72 2016
98 Trinidad and Tobago 70.19 2004
99 San Marino 70.17 2018
100 Venezuela 69.84 2017
101 Malaysia 69.19 2018
102 Belize 68.98 2018
103 Libya 67.56 1983
104 Dominican Republic 66.45 2017
105 Cabo Verde 66.42 2018
106 Paraguay 65.80 2012
107 Kiribati 65.56 2005
108 South Africa 65.42 2017
109 The Bahamas 65.26 2016
110 Morocco 64.49 2018
111 Bhutan 64.11 2018
112 Tuvalu 62.49 2018
113 Panama 61.72 2017
114 São Tomé and Principe 61.70 2015
115 Jordan 61.69 2018
116 Afghanistan 61.16 2017
117 India 60.94 2013
118 Lao PDR 60.65 2018
119 Philippines 60.16 2015
120 El Salvador 59.54 2017
121 Bangladesh 58.83 2017
122 Timor-Leste 58.58 2018
123 Ghana 57.76 2018
124 Myanmar 57.24 2017
125 Nepal 56.46 2017
126 Botswana 55.84 2003
127 Yemen 54.72 2016
128 Algeria 54.49 1997
129 Benin 53.18 2015
130 Suriname 52.04 2015
131 Iraq 49.80 2007
132 Kenya 49.04 2009
133 Zimbabwe 48.96 2013
134 Cameroon 48.93 2016
135 Syrian Arab Republic 48.90 2013
136 Togo 48.53 2017
137 Vanuatu 48.12 2015
138 Congo 45.67 1976
139 Côte d'Ivoire 45.34 2018
140 Nicaragua 44.64 2010
141 Guatemala 44.54 2018
142 Sierra Leone 42.52 2018
143 Eritrea 42.29 2017
144 Comoros 41.20 2017
145 Honduras 40.95 2017
146 Pakistan 40.51 2018
147 Cambodia 39.92 2008
148 Guinea 38.74 2014
149 Tunisia 38.36 1985
150 Djibouti 38.27 2015
151 Eswatini 36.36 2015
152 Senegal 35.94 2017
153 Papua New Guinea 35.39 2016
154 Malawi 33.72 2018
155 Mali 32.96 2018
156 Solomon Islands 32.95 2007
157 Rwanda 32.93 2018
158 Lesotho 32.73 2016
159 Sudan 32.25 2011
160 Ethiopia 31.30 2015
161 Burkina Faso 30.34 2018
162 Mauritania 30.25 2018
163 Madagascar 28.67 2018
164 Tanzania 25.79 2018
165 Chad 25.38 2016
166 Dem. Rep. Congo 24.23 1994
167 Burundi 24.03 2018
168 Uganda 23.74 2008
169 Niger 22.97 2017
170 Equatorial Guinea 22.77 2005
171 The Gambia 20.36 1986
172 Mozambique 19.23 2015
173 Liberia 16.74 2015
174 Central African Republic 15.72 2017
175 Angola 12.52 2010
176 Guinea-Bissau 11.05 2000
177 Somalia 0.27 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