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

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed Master's 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 Georgia 27.98 2017
2 Poland 22.64 2016
3 Slovak Republic 19.47 2017
4 Slovenia 17.67 2017
5 Latvia 17.51 2018
6 Kyrgyz Republic 16.65 2009
7 Switzerland 16.30 2018
8 Portugal 15.98 2018
9 Czech Republic 15.13 2017
10 Lithuania 14.88 2017
11 Israel 13.27 2015
12 United States 13.24 2018
13 Belgium 13.06 2017
14 Spain 13.03 2018
15 Finland 12.73 2017
16 Ireland 12.49 2017
17 Denmark 12.48 2018
18 Cyprus 12.38 2018
19 United Kingdom 12.01 2017
20 Albania 11.88 2012
21 San Marino 11.66 2018
22 Sweden 11.58 2017
23 Peru 11.05 2018
24 Austria 10.73 2017
25 Netherlands 10.60 2018
26 Germany 10.48 2018
27 Andorra 10.32 2016
28 Norway 9.92 2017
29 Cayman Islands 9.16 2015
30 Romania 8.78 2014
31 France 8.04 2017
32 Australia 7.91 2018
33 Hungary 7.70 2016
34 United Arab Emirates 7.53 2017
35 Paraguay 7.12 2018
36 Tajikistan 6.40 2017
37 Malta 6.38 2018
38 Cuba 5.40 2012
39 New Zealand 4.63 2016
40 The Bahamas 4.42 2010
41 Iran 3.89 2016
42 Colombia 3.69 2018
43 Mauritius 3.32 2018
44 Korea 3.31 2015
45 Greenland 3.11 2015
46 Mongolia 2.79 2010
47 Costa Rica 2.78 2018
48 Bangladesh 2.66 2018
49 Panama 2.59 2010
50 Qatar 2.52 2017
51 Thailand 2.34 2016
52 Serbia 2.29 2017
53 Uruguay 2.21 2018
54 St. Lucia 2.18 2010
55 Greece 2.09 2016
56 Puerto Rico 2.05 2017
57 Oman 1.94 2015
58 Turkey 1.91 2017
59 Saudi Arabia 1.73 2017
60 Trinidad and Tobago 1.66 2011
61 Cabo Verde 1.63 2015
62 Malaysia 1.59 2016
63 Dominican Republic 1.58 2016
64 Bolivia 1.43 2015
65 Bahrain 1.40 2018
66 Mexico 1.37 2018
67 South Africa 1.33 2017
68 Chile 1.31 2017
69 Moldova 1.30 2018
70 Bhutan 1.26 2017
71 Venezuela 1.20 2016
72 Russia 1.19 2010
73 Ecuador 1.17 2017
74 Nigeria 1.05 2006
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.00 2018
76 Côte d'Ivoire 0.94 2014
77 Pakistan 0.92 2017
78 Brazil 0.90 2018
79 Fiji 0.84 2017
80 Sri Lanka 0.75 2016
81 Nepal 0.60 2011
82 Egypt 0.57 2017
83 Philippines 0.54 2017
84 Senegal 0.47 2017
85 Indonesia 0.47 2018
86 Zimbabwe 0.44 2017
87 Kuwait 0.41 2018
88 Cambodia 0.33 2015
89 China 0.31 2010
90 Niger 0.29 2012
91 El Salvador 0.25 2013
92 Guatemala 0.25 2014
93 Rwanda 0.16 2018
94 Kazakhstan 0.13 2009
95 Mozambique 0.12 2017
96 Chad 0.06 2009
97 Burundi 0.05 2014
98 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.05 2016
99 São Tomé and Principe 0.00 2012
99 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 Master'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