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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Greece 137.00 2017
2 Australia 133.34 2017
3 Puerto Rico 116.25 2016
4 St. Kitts and Nevis 115.88 2015
5 Argentina 112.80 2017
6 Grenada 110.34 2017
7 Latvia 105.06 2017
8 Macao SAR, China 104.46 2018
9 United States 102.01 2017
10 Venezuela 100.29 2008
11 Norway 98.72 2017
12 New Zealand 97.17 2017
13 Spain 97.03 2017
14 Finland 95.75 2017
15 Belarus 95.09 2018
16 Chile 94.66 2017
17 Iceland 94.42 2017
18 Denmark 93.58 2017
19 Slovenia 93.02 2017
20 Austria 92.46 2017
21 Singapore 91.20 2017
22 Netherlands 90.92 2017
23 Barbados 90.57 2011
24 Belgium 90.46 2017
25 Russia 89.12 2017
26 Ukraine 88.81 2014
27 Estonia 84.82 2017
28 Lithuania 84.00 2017
29 Korea 82.84 2017
30 Sweden 82.08 2017
31 Ireland 82.00 2017
32 Poland 81.88 2017
33 Hong Kong SAR, China 81.12 2018
34 Canada 79.29 2017
35 Bulgaria 79.28 2016
36 Serbia 78.25 2018
37 Croatia 77.38 2016
38 Dominican Republic 77.01 2017
39 Mongolia 76.66 2018
40 Kuwait 76.14 2018
41 Czech Republic 75.27 2017
42 Israel 74.47 2017
43 France 72.78 2017
44 Peru 72.67 2017
45 Italy 71.52 2017
46 Germany 70.71 2017
47 Saudi Arabia 69.88 2018
48 Cyprus 69.40 2015
49 United Kingdom 69.38 2017
50 Bahrain 67.84 2018
51 Portugal 67.70 2017
52 Albania 67.58 2018
53 Palau 66.40 2013
54 Montenegro 64.91 2018
55 Algeria 64.42 2018
56 Iran 64.26 2016
57 Georgia 63.74 2018
58 Libya 63.64 2003
59 Armenia 62.65 2018
60 Costa Rica 60.68 2018
61 Switzerland 60.33 2017
62 Kazakhstan 60.03 2018
63 Colombia 59.72 2018
64 Brazil 59.45 2017
65 Panama 58.59 2016
66 Uruguay 57.96 2006
67 Thailand 57.77 2016
68 Slovak Republic 56.63 2017
69 Malta 56.55 2016
70 China 55.88 2018
71 Oman 55.55 2018
72 Qatar 54.87 2018
73 Romania 54.19 2016
74 Hungary 53.91 2017
75 Cuba 50.51 2017
76 Malaysia 49.85 2018
77 Ecuador 48.40 2015
78 Mauritius 47.46 2017
79 Kyrgyz Republic 46.74 2018
80 North Macedonia 45.86 2015
81 Moldova 45.72 2018
82 Syrian Arab Republic 42.79 2016
83 Tunisia 41.66 2017
84 Paraguay 40.88 2010
85 Mexico 40.62 2017
86 Philippines 40.42 2017
87 Indonesia 38.99 2018
88 Brunei 38.72 2018
89 Jordan 37.37 2018
90 San Marino 35.95 2018
91 Egypt 35.78 2017
92 Morocco 35.70 2018
93 Jamaica 34.69 2015
94 Antigua and Barbuda 34.29 2012
95 Vietnam 31.72 2016
96 Belize 30.48 2017
97 Honduras 30.28 2018
98 El Salvador 30.15 2017
99 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 29.77 2015
100 Azerbaijan 29.69 2018
101 Cabo Verde 29.34 2017
102 Botswana 29.24 2017
103 India 29.06 2018
104 Tajikistan 26.85 2017
105 South Africa 26.37 2017
106 Liechtenstein 24.75 2016
107 Guatemala 23.56 2015
108 Sri Lanka 23.44 2018
109 Seychelles 23.30 2018
110 The Bahamas 22.14 1995
111 Lebanon 20.60 1985
112 Luxembourg 20.15 2017
113 Turkey 18.98 1999
114 St. Lucia 18.69 2018
115 Myanmar 18.54 2017
116 Nicaragua 18.35 2002
117 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 18.18 2018
118 Fiji 17.60 2005
119 Sudan 17.06 2015
120 Bangladesh 16.98 2018
121 Suriname 15.73 2002
122 Lao PDR 15.52 2018
123 Bhutan 15.49 2018
124 Guyana 15.39 2012
125 Timor-Leste 14.82 2010
126 São Tomé and Principe 13.65 2015
127 Ghana 13.57 2018
128 Trinidad and Tobago 13.36 2004
129 Nepal 12.82 2018
130 Lesotho 12.40 2018
131 Cambodia 12.17 2017
132 Iraq 11.99 2005
133 Cameroon 11.44 2017
134 Senegal 10.31 2018
135 Congo 10.15 2017
136 Togo 9.80 2018
137 Kenya 9.73 2017
138 Zimbabwe 9.17 2015
139 Liberia 9.15 2012
140 Pakistan 8.48 2018
141 Angola 8.45 2016
142 Nigeria 8.30 2011
143 Uzbekistan 8.25 2018
144 Comoros 8.05 2014
145 Tonga 8.01 2003
146 Côte d'Ivoire 7.64 2017
147 Benin 7.47 2017
148 Dominica 7.25 1993
149 Samoa 7.24 2000
150 Guinea 6.99 2014
151 Eswatini 6.56 2013
152 Mozambique 6.53 2018
153 Turkmenistan 6.20 2014
154 Yemen 6.17 2011
155 Gabon 6.12 2003
156 Rwanda 6.01 2018
157 Ethiopia 5.26 2014
158 Madagascar 5.10 2017
159 Afghanistan 4.91 2018
160 Burkina Faso 4.76 2018
161 Dem. Rep. Congo 4.73 2016
162 Djibouti 4.57 2011
163 Uganda 4.10 2014
164 Burundi 3.75 2017
165 Zambia 3.50 2012
166 Vanuatu 3.50 2004
167 Mauritania 3.33 2017
168 Mali 3.23 2015
169 Tanzania 2.80 2015
170 Eritrea 2.79 2016
171 Niger 2.57 2018
172 The Gambia 2.24 2012
173 Central African Republic 1.60 2012
174 Chad 1.46 2015
175 Papua New Guinea 1.28 1999
176 Equatorial Guinea 1.22 2000
177 Sierra Leone 1.14 2002
178 Somalia 0.98 1987
179 Malawi 0.64 2011
180 Haiti 0.53 1986
181 Guinea-Bissau 0.06 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: 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: 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