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Tertiary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 109 countries was 55.25 percent. The highest value was in Greece: 150.2 percent and the lowest value was in Malawi: 2.41 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 Tertiary school enrollment, 2021 Global rank Available data
Greece 150.2 1 1971 - 2021
Turkey 125.76 2 1971 - 2021
Australia 112.69 3 1970 - 2021
Argentina 107.13 4 1970 - 2021
Macao 103.15 5 1988 - 2022
Finland 100.87 6 1971 - 2021
South Korea 100.32 7 1971 - 2021
Hong Kong 97.82 8 1971 - 2022
Singapore 97.1 9 2016 - 2021
Cyprus 96.54 10 2000 - 2021
Chile 96.22 11 1970 - 2021
Spain 94.59 12 1971 - 2021
Austria 93.94 13 1971 - 2021
Norway 93.92 14 1971 - 2021
Latvia 93.48 15 1981 - 2021
Netherlands 88.95 16 1971 - 2021
Iceland 86.52 17 1971 - 2021
Sweden 85.94 18 1971 - 2021
USA 84.86 19 1971 - 2021
Denmark 83.98 20 1971 - 2021
Belgium 82.69 21 1971 - 2021
Slovenia 82.24 22 1981 - 2021
New Zealand 79.41 23 1970 - 2021
Ireland 78.78 24 1971 - 2021
Canada 77.8 25 1976 - 2021
UK 77.01 26 1971 - 2021
Georgia 76.82 27 1981 - 2022
Ukraine 75.91 28 1971 - 2022
Germany 75.67 29 1991 - 2021
Uruguay 75.17 30 1974 - 2021
Bulgaria 74.03 31 1971 - 2021
Belarus 73.96 32 1971 - 2022
Estonia 73.15 33 1981 - 2021
Malta 73.02 34 1970 - 2021
Croatia 72.33 35 1981 - 2021
Lithuania 71.91 36 1981 - 2021
Switzerland 71.89 37 1971 - 2021
Portugal 71.87 38 1971 - 2021
Italy 71.29 39 1971 - 2021
Poland 70.93 40 1971 - 2021
Bahrain 70.76 41 1971 - 2022
Czechia 69.11 42 1971 - 2021
France 68.97 43 1971 - 2021
Serbia 68.74 44 2001 - 2022
China 67.39 45 1970 - 2022
Mongolia 64.46 46 1970 - 2022
Kuwait 61.56 47 1971 - 2021
Moldova 61.3 48 2000 - 2022
Albania 60.32 49 1971 - 2022
Israel 58.99 50 1971 - 2021
Armenia 58.76 51 1986 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 58.52 52 1971 - 2021
Lebanon 58.44 53 1971 - 2022
Colombia 58.32 54 1970 - 2021
Brazil 56.83 55 1970 - 2021
Montenegro 56.83 56 2000 - 2022
San Marino 56.7 57 2000 - 2022
Hungary 56.52 58 1971 - 2021
Romania 55.27 59 1971 - 2021
Algeria 54.21 60 1987 - 2022
Panama 53.04 61 1970 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 52.53 62 1986 - 2022
Slovakia 50.73 63 1993 - 2021
Thailand 49.67 64 1971 - 2022
Liechtenstein 47.32 65 2003 - 2021
Mexico 45.65 66 1971 - 2021
Mauritius 43.96 67 1970 - 2022
Oman 43.84 68 1977 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 43.58 69 2000 - 2022
Palestine 43.51 70 1996 - 2022
Morocco 42.82 71 1971 - 2022
Indonesia 41 72 1970 - 2022
Malaysia 40.91 73 1979 - 2022
North Macedonia 40.55 74 1971 - 2021
Azerbaijan 38.87 75 2006 - 2022
Vietnam 38.87 76 1976 - 2022
Philippines 34.89 77 1971 - 2021
Tunisia 33.9 78 1971 - 2022
Jordan 33.49 79 1971 - 2022
Qatar 31.28 80 1971 - 2022
India 30.33 81 1971 - 2022
South Africa 25.24 82 1970 - 2021
Belize 23.52 83 1971 - 2022
Bangladesh 23.4 84 1970 - 2022
Botswana 22.9 85 1970 - 2021
Uzbekistan 21.79 86 1986 - 2022
Sri Lanka 21.36 87 1970 - 2022
Luxembourg 20.73 88 1971 - 2021
Kenya 19.99 89 1970 - 2022
Nicaragua 19.9 90 1970 - 2021
Ghana 19.19 91 1971 - 2022
Bhutan 17.71 92 1978 - 2022
Samoa 17.57 93 1970 - 2021
Turkmenistan 16.42 94 1981 - 2022
Senegal 15.73 95 1971 - 2022
Seychelles 15.47 96 2011 - 2022
Andorra 15.2 97 2002 - 2022
Nepal 14.38 98 1981 - 2022
Cambodia 13.88 99 1971 - 2022
Pakistan 12.6 100 1971 - 2021
Laos 12.46 101 1971 - 2021
Burkina Faso 9.36 102 1971 - 2022
Suriname 8.8 103 1981 - 2021
Rwanda 7 104 1971 - 2022
Guinea 6.72 105 1971 - 2021
Burundi 6.29 106 1971 - 2022
Madagascar 5.58 107 1971 - 2022
Tanzania 3.71 108 1970 - 2022
Malawi 2.41 109 1973 - 2022



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.

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