School enrollment, tertiary, male (% gross) - Country Ranking - Asia

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 Korea 104.82 2015
2 Turkey 101.01 2015
3 Iran 75.89 2015
4 Russia 72.89 2015
5 Japan 65.73 2014
6 Macao SAR, China 65.15 2015
7 Saudi Arabia 64.36 2015
8 Hong Kong SAR, China 63.51 2015
9 Mongolia 57.67 2015
10 Israel 54.57 2015
11 Jordan 42.53 2015
12 Armenia 41.57 2015
13 Kazakhstan 41.43 2016
14 Syrian Arab Republic 41.34 2015
15 Kyrgyz Republic 40.78 2015
16 Thailand 40.52 2015
17 China 39.89 2015
18 Lebanon 39.54 2014
19 Georgia 39.21 2015
20 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 35.97 2015
21 Tajikistan 33.59 2016
22 Philippines 31.42 2014
23 Bahrain 30.91 2015
24 Vietnam 28.82 2015
25 India 27.00 2015
26 Azerbaijan 23.64 2015
27 Brunei 23.45 2015
28 Indonesia 22.86 2015
29 Timor-Leste 21.07 2010
30 Malaysia 20.83 2015
31 Kuwait 20.42 2013
32 Iraq 19.95 2005
33 Lao PDR 17.28 2015
34 Sri Lanka 15.56 2015
35 Bangladesh 15.43 2014
36 Nepal 14.79 2015
37 Cambodia 14.34 2015
38 Yemen 13.74 2011
39 Afghanistan 13.29 2014
40 Bhutan 12.55 2013
41 Myanmar 12.14 2012
42 Uzbekistan 11.04 2016
43 Pakistan 10.58 2015
44 Turkmenistan 9.74 2014
45 Singapore 8.89 1970
46 Oman 8.01 1998
47 Qatar 6.32 2015
48 United Arab Emirates 2.87 1993

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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