* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Ratio of female to male students in tertiary level education, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 108 countries was 1.19 percent. The highest value was in Qatar: 1.79 percent and the lowest value was in Guinea: 0.46 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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Countries Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education, 2021 Global rank Available data
Qatar 1.79 1 1976 - 2022
Seychelles 1.76 2 2011 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 1.52 3 1971 - 2021
Iceland 1.51 4 1971 - 2021
Samoa 1.5 5 1970 - 2021
Suriname 1.49 6 1985 - 2021
Argentina 1.46 7 1970 - 2021
Uruguay 1.44 8 1974 - 2021
Sweden 1.43 9 1971 - 2021
Belize 1.41 10 1971 - 2022
Tunisia 1.41 11 1971 - 2022
Algeria 1.4 12 2004 - 2022
New Zealand 1.39 13 1970 - 2021
South Africa 1.39 14 1988 - 2021
Bahrain 1.38 15 1971 - 2022
Mongolia 1.38 16 1996 - 2022
Palestine 1.38 17 1996 - 2022
Sri Lanka 1.38 18 1970 - 2022
Panama 1.37 19 1970 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 1.36 20 2005 - 2022
Botswana 1.36 21 1972 - 2021
Kuwait 1.36 22 1971 - 2021
Malta 1.36 23 1972 - 2021
Albania 1.35 24 1971 - 2022
Slovenia 1.35 25 1981 - 2021
Estonia 1.34 26 1992 - 2021
Norway 1.34 27 1971 - 2021
Poland 1.34 28 1971 - 2021
Australia 1.33 29 1970 - 2021
Lithuania 1.33 30 1981 - 2021
Mauritius 1.33 31 1970 - 2022
North Macedonia 1.33 32 1989 - 2021
Brazil 1.32 33 1970 - 2021
Oman 1.32 34 1978 - 2021
Slovakia 1.32 35 1993 - 2021
USA 1.32 36 1971 - 2021
Croatia 1.31 37 1993 - 2021
Israel 1.31 38 1971 - 2021
Serbia 1.3 39 2001 - 2022
Canada 1.28 40 1976 - 2021
Czechia 1.28 41 1971 - 2021
Italy 1.28 42 1971 - 2021
Moldova 1.28 43 2000 - 2022
Denmark 1.27 44 1971 - 2021
Latvia 1.27 45 1981 - 2021
Thailand 1.27 46 1976 - 2022
Belgium 1.26 47 1971 - 2021
Philippines 1.26 48 1971 - 2021
UK 1.26 49 1971 - 2021
Jordan 1.24 50 1971 - 2022
Malaysia 1.24 51 1979 - 2022
Montenegro 1.24 52 2000 - 2022
France 1.23 53 1979 - 2021
Romania 1.23 54 1971 - 2021
Armenia 1.22 55 2000 - 2022
Cyprus 1.22 56 2000 - 2021
Nicaragua 1.22 57 1970 - 2021
Austria 1.21 58 1971 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.21 59 1971 - 2021
Spain 1.21 60 1971 - 2021
Finland 1.2 61 1971 - 2021
Hungary 1.2 62 1971 - 2021
Chile 1.18 63 1970 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 1.18 64 1993 - 2022
Andorra 1.17 65 2002 - 2022
Ireland 1.17 66 1971 - 2021
Bhutan 1.16 67 1978 - 2022
China 1.16 68 1974 - 2022
Luxembourg 1.16 69 1971 - 2021
Portugal 1.16 70 1971 - 2021
Colombia 1.15 71 1970 - 2021
Indonesia 1.15 72 1970 - 2022
Azerbaijan 1.14 73 2006 - 2022
Laos 1.14 74 1971 - 2021
Netherlands 1.14 75 1971 - 2021
Georgia 1.12 76 1981 - 2022
Mexico 1.12 77 1971 - 2021
Belarus 1.11 78 1991 - 2022
Macao 1.11 79 1989 - 2022
Nepal 1.11 80 1983 - 2022
Ukraine 1.11 81 1994 - 2021
Singapore 1.1 82 2016 - 2021
Switzerland 1.1 83 1977 - 2021
Morocco 1.09 84 1971 - 2022
Germany 1.08 85 1992 - 2021
India 1.08 86 1971 - 2022
Greece 1.07 87 1971 - 2021
Hong Kong 1.07 88 1971 - 2022
Turkey 1.02 89 1971 - 2021
Cambodia 1.01 90 1972 - 2022
Vietnam 0.99 91 1976 - 2022
Madagascar 0.98 92 1971 - 2022
Pakistan 0.94 93 1971 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.94 94 2014 - 2022
Senegal 0.92 95 1971 - 2022
Ghana 0.91 96 1971 - 2022
San Marino 0.89 97 2000 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.87 98 1999 - 2022
South Korea 0.85 99 1971 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.82 100 1970 - 2022
Rwanda 0.8 101 1971 - 2022
Burundi 0.78 102 1971 - 2022
Tanzania 0.75 103 1970 - 2022
Kenya 0.7 104 1984 - 2022
Liechtenstein 0.65 105 2003 - 2021
Malawi 0.64 106 1980 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.59 107 1971 - 2022
Guinea 0.46 108 1971 - 2021



Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in tertiary education is the ratio of women to men enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.

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Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in Europe
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in Asia
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in Africa
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in North America
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in South America
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in Australia/Oceania
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in the European union
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in Sub Sahara Africa
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in MENA
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in South East Asia
Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education in Latin America

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