Korea - School enrollment, tertiary, male (% gross)

The value for School enrollment, tertiary, male (% gross) in Korea was 104.82 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 44 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 113.55 in 2010 and a minimum value of 10.84 in 1973.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1971 10.85
1972 10.93
1973 10.84
1974 10.88
1975 11.04
1976 12.42
1977 12.87
1978 13.99
1979 15.85
1980 19.26
1982 28.44
1983 34.78
1984 39.40
1985 42.15
1986 46.43
1987 48.02
1988 48.55
1989 48.52
1990 49.35
1991 50.39
1992 51.65
1993 54.39
1994 56.94
1995 61.45
1996 68.82
1997 85.19
1998 84.61
1999 91.15
2000 95.97
2001 100.96
2002 105.36
2003 108.00
2004 109.01
2005 107.43
2006 107.47
2007 109.26
2008 111.25
2009 113.12
2010 113.55
2011 112.99
2012 110.16
2013 107.84
2014 106.35
2015 104.82

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


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Participation