South Korea: Secondary school enrollment

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 South Korea

Secondary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 98.10
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2021
 Average 86.64
 Min - Max 39.83 - 99.32
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1971 to 2021. The average value for South Korea during that period was 86.64 percent with a minimum of 39.83 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 99.32 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 98.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 125 countries is 89.09 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
South Korea - Secondary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - Secondary school enrollment - historical chart - 1971-2021




The secondary school enrollment can exceed 100 due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.

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