School enrollment, secondary (% 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 Kazakhstan 99.84 2018
2 Canada 99.81 2017
3 Singapore 99.78 2017
4 Sweden 99.06 2016
5 Ireland 98.66 2017
6 Israel 98.64 2017
7 Lithuania 98.43 2017
8 Korea 98.01 2017
9 St. Kitts and Nevis 98.00 2016
10 United Kingdom 97.13 2017
11 Spain 96.88 2017
12 New Zealand 96.86 2017
13 Oman 96.19 2018
14 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.14 2018
15 Finland 96.10 2017
16 Georgia 95.95 2018
17 Slovenia 95.69 2017
18 Belarus 95.64 2018
19 Norway 95.61 2017
20 Belgium 94.95 2017
21 France 94.67 2017
22 Portugal 94.66 2017
23 Italy 94.66 2017
24 Cyprus 94.63 2015
25 Estonia 94.36 2017
26 Poland 94.08 2017
27 Qatar 93.89 2010
28 Latvia 93.80 2017
29 Barbados 93.63 2018
30 Greece 93.35 2017
31 Netherlands 93.16 2017
32 United Arab Emirates 92.80 2017
33 United States 92.45 2017
34 Australia 92.28 2017
35 Serbia 92.07 2018
36 Croatia 91.88 2016
37 Iceland 91.27 2017
38 Liechtenstein 91.21 2016
39 Denmark 90.92 2017
40 Uzbekistan 90.86 2017
41 Argentina 90.80 2017
42 Russia 90.68 2017
43 Czech Republic 90.52 2017
44 Bahrain 90.19 2018
45 Bulgaria 90.10 2016
46 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 90.09 2015
47 Malta 89.56 2016
48 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 89.47 2018
49 Montenegro 89.34 2017
50 Peru 89.31 2018
51 Hungary 89.28 2017
52 Sri Lanka 89.04 2017
53 Antigua and Barbuda 88.79 2018
54 Chile 88.65 2017
55 Azerbaijan 88.53 2018
56 Uruguay 88.21 2017
57 Armenia 87.74 2011
58 Dominica 87.74 2016
59 Grenada 87.73 2017
60 Turkey 87.23 2017
61 Austria 87.00 2017
62 Albania 86.61 2018
63 Kuwait 86.53 2015
64 Macao SAR, China 86.42 2018
65 Saudi Arabia 85.69 2013
66 Ukraine 85.68 2014
67 Samoa 85.52 2016
68 Ecuador 85.34 2017
69 Switzerland 85.33 2017
70 Slovak Republic 84.76 2017
71 Fiji 84.52 2012
72 Kyrgyz Republic 84.39 2018
73 Mauritius 84.31 2018
74 Cuba 84.18 2018
75 Luxembourg 83.58 2017
76 Tajikistan 83.22 2011
77 Egypt 82.78 2018
78 Romania 82.77 2016
79 Brunei 82.65 2018
80 Costa Rica 82.45 2018
81 Guyana 82.34 2012
82 Tonga 82.07 2015
83 Mongolia 81.89 2006
84 Brazil 81.73 2017
85 Iran 81.38 2017
86 St. Lucia 81.31 2018
87 Mexico 81.16 2017
88 Seychelles 80.06 2018
89 North Macedonia 78.93 2005
90 Indonesia 78.73 2018
91 Moldova 77.96 2018
92 Colombia 77.47 2018
93 Thailand 77.27 2015
94 Bolivia 76.43 2017
95 Puerto Rico 75.92 2016
96 Jamaica 73.97 2018
97 Venezuela 73.24 2017
98 Trinidad and Tobago 72.65 2004
99 Malaysia 72.21 2018
100 South Africa 71.93 2017
101 Nauru 71.81 2016
102 Belize 71.15 2018
103 Cabo Verde 70.43 2018
104 Dominican Republic 70.27 2017
105 Bhutan 70.20 2018
106 Kiribati 69.13 2005
107 Tuvalu 66.73 2018
108 The Bahamas 66.66 2016
109 San Marino 66.54 2018
110 Paraguay 65.88 2012
111 Philippines 65.56 2015
112 São Tomé and Principe 65.23 2015
113 Morocco 64.49 2018
114 Panama 63.79 2017
115 Bangladesh 63.74 2017
116 Timor-Leste 62.74 2018
117 Jordan 62.60 2018
118 India 61.63 2013
119 El Salvador 60.18 2017
120 Lao PDR 60.01 2018
121 Botswana 59.79 2003
122 Myanmar 59.62 2017
123 Libya 58.45 1983
124 Ghana 58.26 2018
125 Suriname 57.79 2015
126 Nepal 57.51 2017
127 Algeria 52.93 1997
128 Vanuatu 48.94 2015
129 Zimbabwe 48.73 2013
130 Afghanistan 48.60 2017
131 Syrian Arab Republic 48.50 2013
132 Nicaragua 48.42 2010
133 Yemen 47.59 2016
134 Kenya 47.42 2009
135 Benin 46.58 2015
136 Cameroon 45.99 2016
137 Iraq 45.16 2007
138 Honduras 43.78 2017
139 Guatemala 43.78 2018
140 Comoros 42.98 2017
141 Sierra Leone 41.77 2018
142 Eswatini 41.70 2015
143 Lesotho 41.35 2016
144 Togo 41.01 2017
145 Eritrea 40.69 2017
146 Côte d'Ivoire 40.20 2018
147 Pakistan 38.53 2018
148 Cambodia 38.33 2008
149 Djibouti 37.82 2015
150 Senegal 37.67 2017
151 Congo 36.24 1976
152 Rwanda 35.87 2018
153 Vietnam 35.77 1977
154 Malawi 34.24 2018
155 Papua New Guinea 32.38 2016
156 Tunisia 32.37 1985
157 Guinea 32.21 2014
158 Sudan 31.50 2011
159 Burkina Faso 31.00 2018
160 Solomon Islands 30.99 2007
161 Mauritania 30.98 2018
162 Ethiopia 30.81 2015
163 Mali 29.93 2018
164 Madagascar 29.85 2018
165 Burundi 27.52 2018
166 Tanzania 26.55 2018
167 Uganda 22.37 2008
168 Equatorial Guinea 20.36 2005
169 Niger 20.07 2017
170 Mozambique 19.28 2015
171 Chad 18.86 2016
172 Dem. Rep. Congo 18.31 1994
173 Liberia 15.69 2015
174 The Gambia 14.63 1986
175 Central African Republic 12.72 2017
176 Angola 11.29 2010
177 Guinea-Bissau 8.56 2000
178 Somalia 0.22 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