Educational attainment, at least Bachelor's or equivalent, population 25+, male (%) (cumulative) - Country Ranking

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed Bachelor's or equivalent.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 United Arab Emirates 48.64 2017
2 Switzerland 44.21 2015
3 United States 34.64 2018
4 Singapore 34.04 2018
5 Belgium 33.68 2017
6 Georgia 33.59 2017
7 Korea 33.45 2015
8 United Kingdom 33.11 2017
9 Netherlands 32.72 2018
10 Israel 30.81 2015
11 Lithuania 30.21 2017
12 Germany 29.36 2018
13 Japan 29.14 2010
14 Australia 28.63 2018
15 Ireland 28.53 2017
16 Cyprus 27.99 2018
17 Denmark 27.21 2018
18 Cayman Islands 27.09 2015
19 New Zealand 26.02 2016
20 Saudi Arabia 25.40 2017
21 Armenia 24.80 2017
22 Norway 23.36 2017
23 Latvia 22.81 2018
24 Finland 22.38 2017
25 Poland 21.86 2016
26 Bolivia 21.48 2015
27 Kazakhstan 21.09 2009
28 Czech Republic 21.07 2017
29 Uzbekistan 20.79 2016
30 Venezuela 20.68 2016
31 Greece 20.60 2016
32 Bulgaria 20.58 2017
33 Mongolia 20.45 2010
34 Sweden 20.22 2017
35 Spain 20.13 2018
36 Costa Rica 20.12 2018
37 Hungary 19.45 2016
38 Slovak Republic 19.25 2017
39 Azerbaijan 19.15 2017
40 Malta 18.63 2018
41 France 18.52 2017
42 Bahrain 18.26 2018
43 Moldova 18.16 2018
44 Iran 17.81 2016
45 Slovenia 17.63 2017
46 Mexico 17.33 2018
47 Tajikistan 16.94 2017
48 Portugal 15.39 2018
49 Chile 15.24 2017
50 Qatar 15.21 2017
51 Dominican Republic 15.01 2016
52 Kyrgyz Republic 14.91 2009
53 Austria 14.55 2017
54 Brazil 14.55 2018
55 Serbia 14.40 2017
56 San Marino 13.90 2018
57 Albania 13.46 2012
58 Panama 13.42 2010
59 Romania 13.31 2014
60 Thailand 13.22 2016
61 Philippines 13.19 2017
62 The Bahamas 12.69 2010
63 Bhutan 12.67 2017
64 Bangladesh 12.50 2018
65 Cuba 12.29 2012
66 India 11.49 2011
67 Nigeria 11.46 2006
68 Colombia 11.13 2018
69 Ecuador 10.71 2017
70 Malaysia 10.35 2016
71 Paraguay 10.21 2018
72 Oman 10.21 2015
73 Pakistan 9.94 2011
74 Indonesia 9.53 2018
75 Honduras 9.21 2018
76 Kuwait 8.79 2018
77 Uruguay 8.76 2018
78 Guatemala 8.39 2014
79 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.35 2018
80 South Africa 8.28 2017
81 Suriname 8.20 2012
82 Greenland 7.83 2015
83 Mauritius 7.67 2018
84 Guinea 7.51 2014
85 Nepal 7.51 2011
86 El Salvador 7.36 2017
87 Cabo Verde 6.83 2015
88 Puerto Rico 6.13 2017
89 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.63 2016
90 Fiji 5.37 2017
91 Trinidad and Tobago 5.35 2011
92 Jamaica 5.17 2011
93 Rwanda 4.96 2018
94 Senegal 4.79 2017
95 São Tomé and Principe 4.39 2012
96 China 4.15 2010
97 Zimbabwe 4.14 2017
98 Côte d'Ivoire 4.05 2014
99 Mali 3.60 2018
100 Angola 3.34 2014
101 Mozambique 2.42 2017
102 Uganda 2.34 2012
103 Russia 2.04 2010
104 Niger 1.62 2012
105 Chad 1.51 2009
106 Burundi 1.28 2014
107 Burkina Faso 0.00 2014

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Development Relevance: A relative high concentration of the adult population in a given level of education reflects the capacity of the educational system in the corresponding level of education. Educational attainment is closely related to the skills and competencies of a country's population, and could be seen as a proxy of both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the stock of human capital.

Limitations and Exceptions: Caution is required when using this indicator for cross-country comparison, since the countries do not always classify degrees and qualifications at the same International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) levels, even if they are received at roughly the same age or after a similar number of years of schooling. Also, certain educational programmes and study courses cannot be easily classified according to ISCED. This indicator only measures educational attainment in terms of level of education attained, i.e. years of schooling, and do not necessarily reveal the quality of the education (learning achievement and other impacts).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: It is calculated by dividing the number of population ages 25 and older who attained or completed Bachelor's or equivalent by the total population of the same age group and multiplying by 100. The number 0 means zero or small enough that the number would round to zero. Data are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics mainly from national population census, household survey, and labour force 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.

Periodicity: Annual