Current education expenditure, tertiary (% of total expenditure in tertiary public institutions) - Country Ranking

Definition: Current expenditure is expressed as a percentage of direct expenditure in public educational institutions (instructional and non-instructional) of the specified level of education. Financial aid to students and other transfers are excluded from direct expenditure. Current expenditure is consumed within the current year and would have to be renewed if needed in the following year. It includes staff compensation and current expenditure other than for staff compensation (ex. on teaching materials, ancillary services and administration).

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2019
1 Cambodia 100.00 2014
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 100.00 2016
1 Lesotho 100.00 2018
1 Lebanon 100.00 2012
1 Puerto Rico 100.00 2014
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2020
1 Venezuela 100.00 2009
1 Samoa 100.00 2016
1 Costa Rica 100.00 2020
1 Namibia 100.00 2014
1 Seychelles 100.00 2016
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2009
14 Comoros 100.00 2015
15 Barbados 99.94 2020
16 Dem. Rep. Congo 99.85 2013
17 Sierra Leone 99.78 2014
18 St. Lucia 99.77 2000
19 Togo 99.59 2017
20 Jamaica 99.52 2019
21 Eswatini 99.47 2014
22 Argentina 99.31 2019
23 Vanuatu 99.25 2020
24 Cuba 99.18 2010
25 Chad 99.11 2020
26 Andorra 98.93 2019
27 North Macedonia 98.88 2002
28 Singapore 98.82 2019
29 Mauritius 98.64 2010
30 Guinea 98.62 2020
31 Ireland 98.27 2018
32 Kyrgyz Republic 97.71 2019
33 Kenya 97.62 2015
34 El Salvador 97.55 2019
35 India 97.55 2005
36 Mali 97.50 2017
37 Brunei 97.45 2016
38 Burundi 97.19 2013
39 Iceland 96.96 2018
40 Finland 96.93 2018
41 Turkmenistan 96.81 2012
42 Armenia 96.76 2020
43 Brazil 96.73 2018
44 Niger 96.72 2018
45 Mexico 96.65 2018
46 San Marino 96.51 2019
47 Serbia 96.35 2019
48 Sweden 96.26 2018
49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96.23 2018
50 Thailand 95.92 2014
51 Central African Republic 95.83 2010
52 Panama 95.74 2013
53 Paraguay 95.52 2020
54 South Africa 95.44 2020
55 Timor-Leste 95.40 2014
56 Guinea-Bissau 95.27 2013
57 Madagascar 95.21 2017
58 Denmark 95.01 2018
59 Portugal 94.98 2018
60 Zimbabwe 94.77 2009
61 Romania 94.74 2018
62 Belgium 94.50 2018
63 Cabo Verde 94.44 2019
64 Slovak Republic 93.94 2018
65 Bulgaria 93.85 2017
66 Lithuania 93.75 2018
67 Ukraine 93.67 2019
68 Moldova 93.25 2019
69 Azerbaijan 93.23 2019
70 Chile 93.20 2018
71 Guyana 93.13 2012
72 Ecuador 92.90 2020
73 Luxembourg 92.88 2018
74 Uruguay 92.76 2019
75 Belarus 92.56 2020
76 Botswana 92.25 2009
77 Malawi 92.16 2016
78 Georgia 92.09 2015
79 France 91.94 2018
80 Japan 91.80 2018
81 Germany 91.76 2018
82 Slovenia 91.60 2018
83 Croatia 91.35 2017
84 Uganda 91.25 2014
85 United States 90.92 2018
86 Italy 90.62 2018
87 Dominican Republic 90.45 2007
88 Austria 90.20 2018
89 Senegal 90.10 2016
90 Iran 90.08 2020
91 Benin 90.04 2015
92 Canada 90.00 2018
93 Guatemala 89.98 2020
94 Honduras 89.98 2019
95 Russia 89.96 2018
96 Switzerland 89.66 2016
97 Netherlands 89.41 2018
98 Colombia 89.37 2019
99 Albania 88.96 2019
100 Spain 88.26 2018
101 Norway 88.23 2018
102 Poland 87.82 2018
103 Australia 87.65 2018
104 Philippines 87.46 2009
105 Korea 86.93 2018
106 Israel 85.77 2018
107 The Gambia 84.78 2012
108 Morocco 84.64 2009
109 Peru 84.40 2020
110 Turkey 84.22 2018
111 Kuwait 84.00 2005
112 Latvia 83.88 2018
113 Czech Republic 83.38 2018
114 Nepal 82.39 2015
115 Estonia 82.15 2018
116 Côte d'Ivoire 82.08 2018
117 Nicaragua 82.00 2010
118 Grenada 81.36 2003
119 Hungary 81.33 2018
120 Bangladesh 81.19 2020
121 Mozambique 80.74 2013
122 Malaysia 80.35 2019
123 Congo 80.04 2013
124 Malta 79.98 2017
125 Burkina Faso 78.72 2007
126 Indonesia 77.76 2015
127 Macao SAR, China 77.65 2019
128 China 77.56 1999
129 Ghana 77.27 2014
130 Vietnam 76.46 2013
131 Tunisia 76.42 2010
132 Cyprus 74.36 2017
133 Rwanda 74.20 2018
134 Pakistan 71.52 2013
135 Angola 71.11 2006
136 Oman 70.74 2020
137 Afghanistan 68.05 2015
138 Eritrea 63.74 2004
139 Tajikistan 63.25 2015
140 Cameroon 63.23 2013
141 Sri Lanka 60.68 2018
142 Lao PDR 60.18 2014
143 Hong Kong SAR, China 60.16 2012
144 Zambia 56.23 2016
145 Greece 56.12 2018
146 Antigua and Barbuda 53.07 2018
147 Belize 53.04 2001
148 Myanmar 51.10 2019
149 Ethiopia 49.19 2015
150 Mongolia 41.35 2017
151 Jordan 35.31 2019

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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: Current expenditure, tertiary is calculated by dividing all current expenditure in public institutions of tertiary education by total expenditure (current and capital) in public institutions of tertiary education, and multiplying by 100. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. 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. 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: Median

Periodicity: Annual