Educational attainment, Doctoral or equivalent, population 25+, female (%) (cumulative) - Country Ranking

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

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 Slovenia 2.85 2017
2 Switzerland 2.06 2018
3 United States 1.64 2018
4 Israel 1.15 2015
5 Australia 1.08 2018
6 Puerto Rico 1.02 2017
7 Finland 0.99 2017
8 Sweden 0.97 2017
9 Latvia 0.95 2018
10 Cayman Islands 0.92 2015
11 Germany 0.87 2018
12 Ireland 0.85 2017
13 Norway 0.84 2017
14 United Kingdom 0.82 2017
15 New Zealand 0.80 2016
16 Cyprus 0.74 2018
17 Austria 0.64 2017
18 Russia 0.64 2010
19 France 0.64 2017
20 Slovak Republic 0.63 2017
21 Denmark 0.61 2018
22 Lithuania 0.61 2017
23 Hungary 0.59 2016
24 Spain 0.58 2018
25 Portugal 0.55 2018
26 Georgia 0.55 2017
27 Qatar 0.52 2017
28 United Arab Emirates 0.47 2017
29 Belgium 0.45 2017
30 Netherlands 0.44 2018
31 Czech Republic 0.42 2017
32 Saudi Arabia 0.41 2017
33 The Bahamas 0.39 2010
34 Korea 0.39 2015
35 Cuba 0.38 2012
36 Oman 0.38 2015
37 Greece 0.34 2016
38 Turkey 0.34 2017
39 Serbia 0.31 2017
40 Costa Rica 0.31 2018
41 Iran 0.30 2016
42 Poland 0.29 2016
43 Malta 0.27 2018
44 South Africa 0.26 2017
45 Kuwait 0.25 2013
46 Egypt 0.24 2017
47 Malaysia 0.21 2016
48 Mongolia 0.21 2010
49 Armenia 0.21 2017
50 Brazil 0.21 2018
51 St. Lucia 0.20 2010
52 Panama 0.20 2010
53 Bahrain 0.19 2018
54 Trinidad and Tobago 0.18 2011
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.17 2018
56 Moldova 0.17 2018
57 Bolivia 0.16 2015
58 Niger 0.13 2012
59 Bangladesh 0.13 2018
60 Bhutan 0.11 2017
61 Côte d'Ivoire 0.11 2014
62 Greenland 0.11 2015
63 Albania 0.11 2012
64 Romania 0.08 2014
65 Mauritius 0.08 2018
66 Cabo Verde 0.08 2015
67 Uruguay 0.06 2013
68 Mexico 0.06 2018
69 Pakistan 0.06 2017
70 Fiji 0.05 2017
71 Paraguay 0.05 2018
72 Philippines 0.04 2017
73 Senegal 0.04 2017
74 El Salvador 0.04 2013
75 Indonesia 0.03 2018
76 Kyrgyz Republic 0.03 2009
77 Zimbabwe 0.02 2017
78 Mozambique 0.02 2017
79 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.01 2016
80 Mali 0.01 2018
81 Chad 0.01 2009
82 Rwanda 0.00 2018
82 Burkina Faso 0.00 2014
82 Cambodia 0.00 2015
82 Guatemala 0.00 2014
82 Azerbaijan 0.00 2015
82 São Tomé and Principe 0.00 2012

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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 Doctoral 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