School enrollment, tertiary, female (% gross) - Country Ranking

Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Greece 113.71 2014
2 St. Kitts and Nevis 107.16 2015
3 Australia 106.31 2014
4 Iceland 103.12 2013
5 Argentina 102.90 2014
6 Belarus 100.69 2015
7 United States 99.60 2015
8 Puerto Rico 98.83 2014
9 Slovenia 98.49 2014
10 Grenada 97.90 2015
11 Venezuela 97.69 2008
12 Spain 97.14 2015
13 New Zealand 96.73 2015
14 Denmark 96.35 2015
15 Finland 95.63 2015
16 Chile 94.40 2015
17 Norway 91.49 2015
18 Barbados 90.58 2011
19 Austria 89.23 2015
20 Ukraine 88.40 2014
21 Russia 88.32 2015
22 Turkey 88.28 2015
23 Ireland 87.62 2015
24 Macao SAR, China 86.35 2015
25 Belgium 85.42 2015
26 Estonia 84.78 2015
27 Bulgaria 82.93 2015
28 Poland 82.55 2014
29 Netherlands 82.50 2012
30 Lithuania 82.01 2014
31 Uruguay 80.32 2010
32 Korea 80.23 2015
33 Croatia 79.78 2015
34 Mongolia 79.74 2015
35 Latvia 79.22 2014
36 Czech Republic 76.27 2015
37 Palau 76.06 2013
38 Sweden 75.66 2015
39 Israel 75.47 2015
40 Hong Kong SAR, China 73.69 2015
41 Italy 72.24 2015
42 France 71.00 2014
43 San Marino 69.89 2012
44 Cyprus 69.40 2015
45 Albania 68.14 2015
46 Canada 67.70 2000
47 Iran 67.65 2015
48 Serbia 66.88 2015
49 Germany 66.78 2015
50 Portugal 65.70 2015
51 Dominican Republic 65.02 2015
52 Slovak Republic 64.58 2014
53 Libya 64.34 2003
54 United Kingdom 64.12 2014
55 Montenegro 61.84 2010
56 Saudi Arabia 61.77 2015
57 Costa Rica 60.94 2015
58 Japan 60.88 2014
59 Colombia 59.91 2015
60 Bahrain 59.36 2015
61 Brazil 59.26 2015
62 Romania 58.95 2015
63 Switzerland 58.50 2015
64 Thailand 57.28 2015
65 Hungary 56.69 2015
66 Malta 55.17 2015
67 Kyrgyz Republic 53.27 2015
68 Kazakhstan 51.25 2016
69 Georgia 47.79 2015
70 Moldova 47.37 2015
71 China 47.31 2015
72 Jordan 47.31 2015
73 Syrian Arab Republic 47.02 2015
74 Armenia 46.92 2015
75 Macedonia 46.83 2015
76 Panama 46.53 2013
77 Lebanon 45.75 2014
78 Ecuador 45.30 2012
79 Algeria 45.15 2015
80 Qatar 43.88 2015
81 Tunisia 43.26 2015
82 Cuba 42.95 2015
83 Peru 42.50 2010
84 Mauritius 41.70 2015
85 Paraguay 41.24 2010
86 Philippines 40.27 2014
87 Brunei 38.64 2015
88 Egypt 35.55 2015
89 Bolivia 34.94 2007
90 Jamaica 34.61 2015
91 Kuwait 33.08 2013
92 Malaysia 31.81 2015
93 Antigua and Barbuda 31.15 2012
94 El Salvador 30.54 2015
95 Mexico 30.03 2014
96 Vietnam 28.85 2015
97 Belize 28.70 2015
98 Botswana 27.67 2016
99 Morocco 27.52 2015
100 Azerbaijan 27.48 2015
101 India 26.73 2015
102 Indonesia 25.70 2015
103 Honduras 25.42 2015
104 Cabo Verde 25.23 2015
105 Tajikistan 24.03 2016
106 Sri Lanka 23.96 2015
107 Guatemala 23.55 2015
108 South Africa 23.31 2014
109 The Bahamas 22.13 1995
110 St. Lucia 22.01 2015
111 Liechtenstein 21.89 2015
112 Luxembourg 20.66 2012
113 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 19.82 2015
114 Seychelles 19.56 2015
115 Nicaragua 18.67 2002
116 Fiji 17.61 2005
117 Sudan 16.83 2014
118 Guyana 16.76 2012
119 Lao PDR 16.53 2015
120 Suriname 16.11 2002
121 Cameroon 15.24 2015
122 Timor-Leste 15.16 2010
123 Nepal 15.08 2015
124 Myanmar 14.91 2012
125 São Tomé and Principe 13.63 2015
126 Trinidad and Tobago 13.36 2004
127 Ghana 13.23 2015
128 Iraq 11.94 2005
129 United Arab Emirates 11.94 1993
130 Cambodia 11.77 2015
131 Lesotho 11.69 2014
132 Bangladesh 11.39 2014
133 Namibia 10.44 2008
134 Bhutan 9.24 2013
135 Pakistan 9.23 2015
136 Liberia 8.98 2012
137 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 8.50 1990
138 Benin 8.37 2013
139 Congo 8.33 2013
140 Nigeria 8.30 2011
141 Angola 8.24 2015
142 Tonga 8.00 2003
143 Comoros 7.99 2014
144 Zimbabwe 7.98 2015
145 Senegal 7.83 2015
146 Oman 7.52 1998
147 Côte d'Ivoire 7.28 2015
148 Dominica 7.24 1993
149 Samoa 7.24 2000
150 Uzbekistan 7.07 2016
151 Rwanda 6.91 2016
152 Guinea 6.68 2014
153 Togo 6.36 2015
154 Gabon 6.21 2003
155 Turkmenistan 6.20 2014
156 Yemen 6.07 2011
157 Swaziland 5.47 2013
158 Mozambique 5.40 2015
159 Ethiopia 5.27 2014
160 Madagascar 4.57 2014
161 Uganda 4.16 2014
162 Dem. Rep. Congo 4.15 2013
163 Mali 4.07 2012
164 Djibouti 4.02 2011
165 Singapore 3.99 1970
166 Burkina Faso 3.75 2016
167 Afghanistan 3.67 2014
168 Mauritania 3.58 2016
169 Vanuatu 3.50 2004
170 Zambia 3.44 2012
171 Kenya 3.34 2009
172 The Gambia 2.52 2012
173 Tanzania 2.49 2013
174 Burundi 2.41 2014
175 Equatorial Guinea 1.99 2000
176 Eritrea 1.70 2014
177 Central African Republic 1.48 2012
178 Papua New Guinea 1.37 1999
179 Sierra Leone 1.24 2002
180 Chad 1.13 2014
181 Somalia 1.09 1987
182 Niger 0.90 2012
183 Malawi 0.62 2011
184 Haiti 0.52 1986
185 Guinea-Bissau 0.05 1989

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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: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross enrollment ratio for tertiary school is calculated by dividing the number of students enrolled in tertiary education regardless of age by the population of the age group which officially corresponds to tertiary 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