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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Venezuela 100.00 2009
1 Lebanon 100.00 2012
1 Puerto Rico 100.00 2013
1 South Africa 100.00 2014
1 Barbados 100.00 2014
1 Armenia 100.00 2015
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2009
1 Cambodia 100.00 2014
9 Comoros 100.00 2015
10 Dem. Rep. Congo 99.85 2013
11 Azerbaijan 99.79 2014
12 Sierra Leone 99.78 2014
13 St. Lucia 99.77 2000
14 Swaziland 99.47 2014
15 Kyrgyz Republic 99.28 2014
16 Seychelles 99.19 2011
17 Cuba 99.18 2010
18 Macedonia 98.88 2002
19 Andorra 98.74 2015
20 El Salvador 98.68 2015
21 Mauritius 98.64 2010
22 Antigua and Barbuda 98.62 2011
23 Malawi 98.29 2015
24 Jamaica 98.28 2015
25 Ukraine 97.88 2014
26 Kenya 97.62 2015
27 India 97.55 2005
28 Brunei 97.45 2016
29 Mongolia 97.30 2002
30 Argentina 97.25 2014
31 Burundi 97.19 2013
32 Finland 97.06 2014
33 Turkmenistan 96.81 2012
34 Serbia 96.71 2012
35 Oman 96.65 2002
36 Sweden 96.54 2014
37 Lesotho 96.18 2008
38 Thailand 95.92 2014
39 Central African Republic 95.83 2010
40 Panama 95.74 2013
41 Iran 95.67 2015
42 Moldova 95.52 2015
43 Belgium 95.48 2014
44 Timor-Leste 95.40 2014
45 Guinea-Bissau 95.27 2013
46 Zambia 95.24 2004
47 Belarus 95.08 2015
48 Iceland 94.92 2013
49 Estonia 94.81 2014
50 Cyprus 94.80 2014
51 Zimbabwe 94.77 2009
52 Madagascar 94.45 2013
53 Kazakhstan 94.24 2015
54 Chile 94.14 2011
55 Romania 93.87 2014
56 Portugal 93.77 2014
57 Guyana 93.13 2012
58 Ireland 93.11 2013
59 Singapore 92.97 2013
60 Austria 92.92 2014
61 Croatia 92.87 2013
62 Uruguay 92.83 2015
63 Norway 92.68 2013
64 Denmark 92.26 2012
65 Botswana 92.25 2009
66 Georgia 92.09 2015
67 Bulgaria 91.95 2013
68 Mexico 91.91 2014
69 Paraguay 91.85 2012
70 Czech Republic 91.40 2013
71 Germany 91.30 2014
72 Canada 91.27 2015
73 Uganda 91.25 2014
74 Honduras 91.04 2015
75 Togo 90.98 2015
76 France 90.89 2013
77 Italy 90.81 2014
78 Brazil 90.69 2013
79 Côte d'Ivoire 90.57 2015
80 Dominican Republic 90.45 2007
81 Benin 90.04 2015
82 Mali 89.64 2014
83 United States 89.14 2014
84 Switzerland 88.88 2014
85 Australia 87.87 2014
86 Spain 87.75 2014
87 Philippines 87.46 2009
88 Netherlands 87.43 2014
89 Korea 87.16 2015
90 Hungary 86.96 2014
91 Namibia 86.70 2000
92 Russia 85.97 2013
93 Malaysia 85.79 2015
94 Peru 85.34 2015
95 Albania 85.18 2013
96 Macao SAR, China 84.84 2014
97 The Gambia 84.78 2012
98 Morocco 84.64 2009
99 Poland 84.56 2014
100 Kuwait 84.00 2005
101 Niger 83.74 2014
102 Slovenia 83.37 2013
103 Turkey 83.11 2013
104 Slovak Republic 83.02 2014
105 Nepal 82.39 2015
106 Bolivia 82.20 2014
107 Nicaragua 82.00 2010
108 Grenada 81.36 2003
109 Guatemala 81.02 2015
110 Japan 81.01 2014
111 Mozambique 80.74 2013
112 Congo 80.04 2013
113 Burkina Faso 78.72 2007
114 Malta 77.95 2013
115 Indonesia 77.76 2015
116 Lithuania 77.67 2013
117 China 77.56 1999
118 Ghana 77.27 2014
119 Jordan 76.48 1999
120 Vietnam 76.46 2013
121 Tunisia 76.42 2010
122 Bangladesh 75.62 2016
123 Israel 75.61 2014
124 Cabo Verde 74.82 2009
125 Latvia 74.35 2014
126 Guinea 72.98 2014
127 Pakistan 71.52 2013
128 Angola 71.11 2006
129 Luxembourg 69.47 2014
130 Senegal 68.85 2014
131 Afghanistan 68.05 2015
132 Greece 65.84 2005
133 Eritrea 63.74 2004
134 Tajikistan 63.25 2015
135 Cameroon 63.23 2013
136 St. Kitts and Nevis 62.20 1998
137 Lao PDR 60.18 2014
138 Hong Kong SAR, China 60.16 2012
139 Sri Lanka 56.86 2016
140 Belize 53.04 2001
141 Ethiopia 47.95 2013
142 Colombia 45.59 2015
143 Chad 23.70 2012
144 Rwanda 18.94 2016

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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