USA: Secondary school enrollment

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 USA

Secondary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 101.19
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2021
 Average 94.56
 Min - Max 82.40 - 101.19
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1971 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 94.56 percent with a minimum of 82.4 percent in 1979 and a maximum of 101.19 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 101.19 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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USA - Secondary school enrollment - Recent values chart

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USA - 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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