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 Barbados 100.00 2016
1 Lesotho 100.00 2018
1 Venezuela 100.00 2009
1 Lebanon 100.00 2012
1 Puerto Rico 100.00 2014
1 Samoa 100.00 2016
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 100.00 2016
1 Cambodia 100.00 2014
1 Seychelles 100.00 2016
1 Costa Rica 100.00 2018
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2009
12 Comoros 100.00 2015
13 Dem. Rep. Congo 99.85 2013
14 Sierra Leone 99.78 2014
15 Kyrgyz Republic 99.78 2017
16 St. Lucia 99.77 2000
17 Togo 99.59 2017
18 Eswatini 99.47 2014
19 Andorra 99.20 2018
20 Cuba 99.18 2010
21 Azerbaijan 99.08 2017
22 Armenia 98.93 2017
23 North Macedonia 98.88 2002
24 Mauritius 98.64 2010
25 Antigua and Barbuda 98.62 2011
26 San Marino 98.19 2017
27 Jamaica 98.09 2018
28 El Salvador 98.08 2017
29 Singapore 97.75 2017
30 Kenya 97.62 2015
31 India 97.55 2005
32 Brunei 97.45 2016
33 Oman 97.23 2017
34 Burundi 97.19 2013
35 Denmark 96.88 2014
36 Turkmenistan 96.81 2012
37 Finland 96.59 2016
38 Sweden 96.30 2016
39 Latvia 96.21 2016
40 Thailand 95.92 2014
41 Estonia 95.88 2016
42 Ireland 95.84 2016
43 Central African Republic 95.83 2010
44 Panama 95.74 2013
45 Kazakhstan 95.72 2017
46 Bosnia and Herzegovina 95.65 2016
47 Argentina 95.45 2017
48 Timor-Leste 95.40 2014
49 United States 95.34 2016
50 South Africa 95.27 2018
51 Guinea-Bissau 95.27 2013
52 Zambia 95.24 2004
53 Paraguay 95.12 2016
54 Brazil 95.09 2016
55 Belgium 95.05 2016
56 Zimbabwe 94.77 2009
57 Moldova 94.65 2017
58 Romania 94.31 2015
59 Uruguay 94.14 2017
60 Chile 94.14 2011
61 Belarus 94.09 2017
62 Ukraine 94.03 2017
63 Mali 93.93 2016
64 Mexico 93.90 2016
65 Madagascar 93.89 2016
66 Niger 93.72 2017
67 Macao SAR, China 93.67 2017
68 Iceland 93.41 2016
69 Guyana 93.13 2012
70 Slovak Republic 92.93 2016
71 Italy 92.87 2016
72 Canada 92.80 2016
73 Slovenia 92.60 2016
74 Lithuania 92.42 2016
75 Czech Republic 92.36 2016
76 Botswana 92.25 2009
77 Albania 92.25 2017
78 France 92.19 2016
79 Malawi 92.16 2016
80 Portugal 92.15 2015
81 Georgia 92.09 2015
82 Honduras 91.97 2018
83 Bulgaria 91.95 2013
84 Bangladesh 91.87 2016
85 Poland 91.61 2016
86 Germany 91.60 2016
87 Uganda 91.25 2014
88 Croatia 91.23 2014
89 Cyprus 91.10 2015
90 Dominican Republic 90.45 2007
91 Austria 90.42 2016
92 Senegal 90.10 2016
93 Benin 90.04 2015
94 Switzerland 89.66 2016
95 Japan 89.60 2016
96 Netherlands 89.15 2016
97 Serbia 89.14 2017
98 Australia 88.94 2016
99 Spain 88.85 2016
100 Cabo Verde 88.70 2016
101 Iran 88.67 2018
102 Korea 87.84 2016
103 Guatemala 87.84 2018
104 Russia 87.52 2015
105 Philippines 87.46 2009
106 Israel 87.37 2016
107 Norway 87.32 2016
108 The Gambia 84.78 2012
109 Morocco 84.64 2009
110 Kuwait 84.00 2005
111 Malaysia 83.53 2018
112 Hungary 83.49 2016
113 Nepal 82.39 2015
114 Bolivia 82.20 2014
115 Côte d'Ivoire 82.08 2018
116 Nicaragua 82.00 2010
117 Grenada 81.36 2003
118 Peru 81.29 2018
119 Mozambique 80.74 2013
120 Congo 80.04 2013
121 Malta 79.34 2015
122 Burkina Faso 78.72 2007
123 Turkey 78.61 2006
124 Indonesia 77.76 2015
125 China 77.56 1999
126 Ghana 77.27 2014
127 Vietnam 76.46 2013
128 Tunisia 76.42 2010
129 Luxembourg 74.66 2015
130 Rwanda 74.20 2018
131 Guinea 72.62 2018
132 Pakistan 71.52 2013
133 Angola 71.11 2006
134 Afghanistan 68.05 2015
135 Eritrea 63.74 2004
136 Tajikistan 63.25 2015
137 Cameroon 63.23 2013
138 Sri Lanka 60.68 2018
139 Lao PDR 60.18 2014
140 Hong Kong SAR, China 60.16 2012
141 Greece 57.39 2016
142 Colombia 57.33 2018
143 Belize 53.04 2001
144 Myanmar 50.82 2017
145 Ethiopia 49.19 2015
146 Mongolia 41.35 2017
147 Jordan 27.17 2018
148 Chad 23.70 2012

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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