School enrollment, tertiary, male (% 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 136.23 2017
2 Korea 104.75 2017
3 Australia 93.84 2017
4 Grenada 90.30 2017
5 Chile 82.46 2017
6 Spain 81.05 2017
7 Finland 80.96 2017
8 Belarus 80.18 2018
9 Puerto Rico 79.82 2016
10 Netherlands 79.30 2017
11 Singapore 78.94 2017
12 Austria 78.05 2017
13 Macao SAR, China 77.43 2018
14 Ukraine 76.83 2014
15 Russia 75.03 2017
16 United States 75.00 2017
17 Iran 74.99 2016
18 Ireland 73.74 2017
19 Hong Kong SAR, China 72.90 2018
20 Latvia 72.02 2017
21 Germany 69.82 2017
22 Belgium 69.29 2017
23 Peru 68.73 2017
24 Denmark 68.36 2017
25 New Zealand 67.86 2017
26 Argentina 67.77 2017
27 Saudi Arabia 66.34 2018
28 Norway 66.31 2017
29 Slovenia 64.95 2017
30 Bulgaria 63.69 2016
31 Lithuania 61.40 2017
32 Portugal 60.13 2017
33 Venezuela 59.35 2008
34 Canada 59.07 2017
35 Switzerland 58.82 2017
36 France 58.73 2017
37 St. Kitts and Nevis 57.73 2015
38 Libya 57.50 2003
39 Georgia 57.26 2018
40 Serbia 56.70 2018
41 Croatia 56.16 2016
42 Estonia 55.42 2017
43 Mongolia 54.68 2018
44 Poland 54.37 2017
45 Czech Republic 53.39 2017
46 Italy 53.02 2017
47 Israel 52.82 2017
48 Sweden 52.72 2017
49 Cyprus 51.11 2015
50 Colombia 51.09 2018
51 United Kingdom 50.97 2017
52 Iceland 50.60 2017
53 Costa Rica 49.96 2018
54 San Marino 48.56 2018
55 Kazakhstan 48.21 2018
56 Montenegro 47.95 2018
57 Armenia 47.12 2018
58 China 45.93 2018
59 Liechtenstein 45.33 2016
60 Palau 43.92 2013
61 Brazil 43.53 2017
62 Hungary 43.34 2017
63 Albania 43.05 2018
64 Dominican Republic 42.98 2017
65 Romania 42.75 2016
66 Ecuador 41.51 2015
67 Malta 41.32 2016
68 Thailand 41.05 2016
69 Malaysia 40.66 2018
70 Barbados 40.33 2011
71 Mexico 39.84 2017
72 Algeria 38.83 2018
73 Syrian Arab Republic 37.47 2016
74 Panama 37.31 2016
75 Slovak Republic 37.11 2017
76 Bahrain 36.99 2018
77 North Macedonia 36.66 2015
78 Morocco 36.16 2018
79 Kyrgyz Republic 36.01 2018
80 Kuwait 35.83 2018
81 Tajikistan 35.47 2017
82 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 35.45 2018
83 Egypt 34.58 2017
84 Uruguay 34.52 2006
85 Moldova 34.18 2018
86 Mauritius 33.86 2017
87 Indonesia 33.75 2018
88 Lebanon 31.83 1985
89 Jordan 31.51 2018
90 Philippines 30.78 2017
91 Cuba 29.96 2017
92 Turkey 28.72 1999
93 Paraguay 28.64 2010
94 India 27.17 2018
95 El Salvador 26.97 2017
96 Oman 26.37 2018
97 Azerbaijan 25.91 2018
98 Vietnam 25.53 2016
99 Brunei 24.79 2018
100 Bangladesh 24.02 2018
101 Tunisia 23.09 2017
102 Honduras 22.18 2018
103 Timor-Leste 20.63 2010
104 Botswana 20.48 2017
105 Iraq 20.13 2005
106 Guatemala 20.04 2015
107 Jamaica 19.88 2015
108 Cabo Verde 19.61 2017
109 Togo 19.23 2018
110 Belize 18.82 2017
111 South Africa 18.42 2017
112 Luxembourg 18.22 2017
113 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 17.79 2015
114 Ghana 17.72 2018
115 Benin 16.99 2017
116 Sudan 16.78 2015
117 Nicaragua 16.51 2002
118 Guinea 16.20 2014
119 Sri Lanka 15.80 2018
120 Bhutan 15.61 2018
121 Antigua and Barbuda 15.27 2012
122 Senegal 15.24 2018
123 Congo 15.17 2017
124 Fiji 14.75 2005
125 Liberia 14.65 2012
126 Lao PDR 14.43 2018
127 Afghanistan 14.21 2018
128 Cameroon 14.07 2017
129 Cambodia 14.06 2017
130 Yemen 14.02 2011
131 Kenya 13.20 2017
132 São Tomé and Principe 13.12 2015
133 Myanmar 12.76 2017
134 Nigeria 12.00 2011
135 Nepal 11.96 2018
136 Uzbekistan 11.82 2018
137 Seychelles 11.24 2018
138 Côte d'Ivoire 11.06 2017
139 Zimbabwe 10.92 2015
140 Ethiopia 10.89 2014
141 Trinidad and Tobago 10.56 2004
142 Gabon 10.43 2003
143 Angola 10.24 2016
144 Comoros 9.91 2014
145 Turkmenistan 9.70 2014
146 Pakistan 9.64 2018
147 Suriname 9.46 2002
148 St. Lucia 9.44 2018
149 Dem. Rep. Congo 8.47 2016
150 Burundi 8.37 2017
151 Burkina Faso 8.19 2018
152 The Bahamas 8.18 1995
153 Mozambique 8.11 2018
154 Lesotho 8.02 2018
155 Samoa 7.84 2000
156 Guyana 7.79 2012
157 Mali 7.74 2015
158 Rwanda 7.45 2018
159 Dominica 7.22 1993
160 Qatar 7.01 2018
161 Eswatini 6.95 2013
162 Mauritania 6.62 2017
163 Niger 6.19 2018
164 Djibouti 6.03 2011
165 Vanuatu 5.94 2004
166 Uganda 5.62 2014
167 Madagascar 5.47 2017
168 Tanzania 5.21 2015
169 Chad 5.03 2015
170 Tonga 4.83 2003
171 Zambia 4.75 2012
172 Central African Republic 4.36 2012
173 Somalia 3.93 1987
174 Eritrea 3.93 2016
175 The Gambia 3.21 2012
176 Sierra Leone 2.75 2002
177 Equatorial Guinea 2.39 2000
178 Papua New Guinea 2.25 1999
179 Haiti 1.59 1986
180 Malawi 1.02 2011
181 Guinea-Bissau 0.97 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