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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Greece 114.03 2014
2 Korea 104.82 2015
3 Turkey 101.01 2015
4 Grenada 84.55 2015
5 Chile 83.05 2015
6 Spain 82.48 2015
7 Ireland 80.14 2015
8 Finland 79.30 2015
9 Ukraine 76.50 2014
10 Iran 75.89 2015
11 Belarus 75.89 2015
12 Australia 75.40 2014
13 Netherlands 74.67 2012
14 Austria 74.26 2015
15 Russia 72.89 2015
16 United States 72.83 2015
17 New Zealand 71.61 2015
18 Puerto Rico 70.09 2014
19 Denmark 69.74 2015
20 Germany 69.69 2015
21 Slovenia 68.20 2014
22 Japan 65.73 2014
23 Bulgaria 65.41 2015
24 Macao SAR, China 65.15 2015
25 Belgium 65.03 2015
26 Saudi Arabia 64.36 2015
27 Argentina 63.54 2014
28 Hong Kong SAR, China 63.51 2015
29 Norway 62.76 2015
30 Iceland 60.25 2013
31 Croatia 58.80 2015
32 Libya 58.08 2003
33 Portugal 58.03 2015
34 France 57.93 2014
35 Venezuela 57.81 2008
36 Mongolia 57.67 2015
37 Switzerland 56.87 2015
38 Lithuania 55.82 2014
39 Latvia 55.48 2014
40 Estonia 55.36 2015
41 Israel 54.57 2015
42 Poland 54.25 2014
43 Czech Republic 54.19 2015
44 Italy 53.23 2015
45 St. Kitts and Nevis 52.60 2015
46 Colombia 51.54 2015
47 Cyprus 51.11 2015
48 Canada 50.51 2000
49 San Marino 50.46 2012
50 Serbia 50.16 2015
51 Sweden 49.60 2015
52 Montenegro 49.21 2010
53 Palau 49.12 2013
54 United Kingdom 49.04 2014
55 Albania 48.72 2015
56 Romania 47.83 2015
57 Costa Rica 46.62 2015
58 Uruguay 46.53 2010
59 Hungary 45.28 2015
60 Liechtenstein 44.85 2015
61 Jordan 42.53 2015
62 Brazil 42.38 2015
63 Slovak Republic 41.77 2014
64 Bolivia 41.77 2007
65 Armenia 41.57 2015
66 Kazakhstan 41.43 2016
67 Syrian Arab Republic 41.34 2015
68 Kyrgyz Republic 40.78 2015
69 Thailand 40.52 2015
70 Barbados 40.34 2011
71 Malta 40.26 2015
72 China 39.89 2015
73 Lebanon 39.54 2014
74 Georgia 39.21 2015
75 Peru 38.59 2010
76 Macedonia 37.52 2015
77 Egypt 36.87 2015
78 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 35.97 2015
79 Dominican Republic 35.42 2015
80 Moldova 35.31 2015
81 Ecuador 34.58 2012
82 Tajikistan 33.59 2016
83 Mauritius 31.73 2015
84 Philippines 31.42 2014
85 Panama 31.18 2013
86 Bahrain 30.91 2015
87 Cuba 30.13 2015
88 Mexico 29.85 2014
89 Paraguay 29.13 2010
90 Algeria 28.95 2015
91 Vietnam 28.82 2015
92 Morocco 28.74 2015
93 El Salvador 27.66 2015
94 India 27.00 2015
95 Tunisia 26.20 2015
96 Azerbaijan 23.64 2015
97 Brunei 23.45 2015
98 Indonesia 22.86 2015
99 Benin 22.37 2013
100 Timor-Leste 21.07 2010
101 Malaysia 20.83 2015
102 Kuwait 20.42 2013
103 Guatemala 20.17 2015
104 Jamaica 20.06 2015
105 Iraq 19.95 2005
106 Cameroon 19.70 2015
107 Botswana 19.25 2016
108 Ghana 19.12 2015
109 Honduras 18.77 2015
110 Luxembourg 18.20 2012
111 Cabo Verde 18.10 2015
112 Belize 17.87 2015
113 Lao PDR 17.28 2015
114 Nicaragua 16.81 2002
115 Sudan 15.83 2014
116 South Africa 15.70 2014
117 Sri Lanka 15.56 2015
118 Bangladesh 15.43 2014
119 Antigua and Barbuda 15.07 2012
120 Guinea 14.94 2014
121 Togo 14.89 2015
122 Nepal 14.79 2015
123 Fiji 14.75 2005
124 Cambodia 14.34 2015
125 Liberia 14.23 2012
126 Yemen 13.74 2011
127 Afghanistan 13.29 2014
128 São Tomé and Principe 13.18 2015
129 Senegal 12.94 2015
130 Bhutan 12.55 2013
131 Myanmar 12.14 2012
132 Nigeria 11.76 2011
133 St. Lucia 11.57 2015
134 Congo 11.10 2013
135 Uzbekistan 11.04 2016
136 Côte d'Ivoire 11.00 2015
137 Ethiopia 10.94 2014
138 Gabon 10.60 2003
139 Pakistan 10.58 2015
140 Trinidad and Tobago 10.56 2004
141 Angola 10.39 2015
142 Comoros 9.84 2014
143 Turkmenistan 9.74 2014
144 Mali 9.55 2012
145 Suriname 9.38 2002
146 Seychelles 9.28 2015
147 Dem. Rep. Congo 9.12 2013
148 Rwanda 9.06 2016
149 Zimbabwe 8.90 2015
150 Singapore 8.89 1970
151 Guyana 8.24 2012
152 Namibia 8.18 2008
153 The Bahamas 8.18 1995
154 Lesotho 8.04 2014
155 Oman 8.01 1998
156 Samoa 7.84 2000
157 Burundi 7.68 2014
158 Mozambique 7.39 2015
159 Burkina Faso 7.32 2016
160 Dominica 7.21 1993
161 Mauritania 7.05 2016
162 Qatar 6.32 2015
163 Vanuatu 5.94 2004
164 Djibouti 5.94 2011
165 Chad 5.74 2014
166 Uganda 5.36 2014
167 Swaziland 5.19 2013
168 Madagascar 4.98 2014
169 Tanzania 4.87 2013
170 Tonga 4.82 2003
171 Kenya 4.75 2009
172 Zambia 4.52 2012
173 Somalia 4.49 1987
174 Equatorial Guinea 4.45 2000
175 Central African Republic 4.10 2012
176 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.92 1990
177 The Gambia 3.71 2012
178 Eritrea 3.42 2014
179 Sierra Leone 3.11 2002
180 United Arab Emirates 2.87 1993
181 Niger 2.62 2012
182 Papua New Guinea 2.39 1999
183 Haiti 1.54 1986
184 Malawi 0.98 2011
185 Guinea-Bissau 0.88 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