List of countries by tertiary education attainment

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of countries by 25- to 64-year-olds having completed tertiary education as published by the OECD. It includes some non-OECD members.

Tertiary education is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education. The World Bank, for example, defines tertiary education as including universities as well as institutions that teach specific capacities of higher learning such as colleges, technical training institutes, community colleges, nursing schools, research laboratories, centers of excellence, and distance learning centers.[1]

2014 OECD data[edit]

Tertiary education attainment by age group

Source: OECD[2]

  • Including non-OECD member countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa

No.
(rank)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44

Country
Age
25-64
(%)
Age
Year

Non-OECD
25-34
(%)
35-44
(%)
45-54
(%)
55-64
(%)
 Australia 42 48 46 38 33 2014
 Austria 30 38 33 27 21 2014
 Belgium 37 44 42 34 26 2014
 Brazil 14 15 14 14 11 2013 Black check.svg
 Canada 54 58 61 51 45 2014
 Chile 21 27 24 17 14 2013
 China 10 18 9 6 4 2010 Black check.svg
 Colombia 22 28 23 18 16 2014 Black check.svg
 Costa Rica 18 21 19 17 17 2014 Black check.svg
 Czech Republic 22 30 21 20 15 2014
 Denmark 36 42 41 33 29 2014
 Estonia 38 40 39 35 36 2014
 United States 42 40 50 44 34 2014
 France 32 44 39 26 20 2013
 Germany 27 28 29 26 25 2014
 Greece 28 39 27 26 21 2014
 Hungary 23 32 25 20 17 2014
 Iceland 37 41 42 36 29 2014
 Indonesia 8 10 9 8 4 2011 Black check.svg
 Ireland 41 51 49 34 24 2014
 Israel 49 46 53 48 47 2014
 Italy 17 24 19 13 12 2014
 Japan 48 59 53 47 35 2014
 Latvia 30 39 31 27 23 2014 Black check.svg
 Lithuania 37 53 38 30 28 2014 Black check.svg
 Luxembourg 46 53 56 40 32 2014
 Mexico 19 25 17 16 13 2014
 Netherlands 34 44 38 30 27 2014
 New Zealand 36 40 41 32 29 2014
 Norway 42 49 49 36 32 2014
 Poland 27 43 32 18 14 2014
 Portugal 22 31 26 17 13 2014
 Russia 54 58 55 53 50 2013 Black check.svg
 Saudi Arabia 22 26 22 18 14 2013 Black check.svg
 Slovak Republic 20 30 21 15 14 2014
 Slovenia 29 38 35 24 18 2014
 South Africa 7 5 7 8 7 2012 Black check.svg
 South Korea 45 68 56 33 17 2014
 Spain 35 41 43 30 21 2014
 Sweden 39 46 46 32 30 2014
  Switzerland 40 46 45 38 31 2014
 Turkey 17 25 16 10 10 2014
 United Kingdom 42 49 46 38 35 2014
 Finland 44 46 47 43 41 2014

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Brick, Jean (2006). "What is academic culture?". Academic Culture: A Student's Guide to Studying at University. Sydney, N.S.W: National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research. pp. 1–10. ISBN 978-1-74138-135-1. 

External links[edit]