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

The value for School enrollment, tertiary, male (% gross) in Spain was 82.48 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 44 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 82.48 in 2015 and a minimum value of 12.55 in 1971.

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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Year Value
1971 12.55
1972 13.70
1973 19.32
1974 20.53
1975 21.89
1976 24.50
1977 24.69
1978 26.61
1979 24.40
1980 25.17
1981 24.41
1982 24.23
1983 24.23
1984 25.30
1985 26.62
1986 28.46
1987 29.54
1988 30.96
1989 33.02
1990 34.33
1991 35.53
1992 37.53
1993 39.00
1994 42.31
1995 42.56
1996 44.08
1997 46.66
1998 48.52
1999 50.52
2000 53.05
2001 55.42
2002 56.26
2003 58.44
2004 59.51
2005 60.60
2006 61.66
2007 62.31
2008 63.74
2009 65.76
2010 70.47
2011 74.88
2012 77.47
2013 79.17
2014 81.52
2015 82.48

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