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Percent Enrolled in Tertiary Education, by Gender Change

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Afghanistan 5% 1%
Albania 14% 1 22% 1
Algeria 25% 37%
Andorra
Angola 4% 3%
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina 57% 86%
Armenia 45% 58%
Australia 68% 92%
Austria 55% 65%
Azerbaijan 19% 19%
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh 13% 8%
Barbados 40% 95%
Belarus 69% 98%
Belgium 60% 75%
Belize 17% 26%
Benin 16% 6%
Bhutan 10% 7%
Bolivia 42% 35%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 32% 42%
Botswana 7% 8%
Brazil 22% 29%
Brunei 12% 22%
Bulgaria 49% 65%
Burkina Faso 5% 3%
Burundi 4% 2%
Cambodia 10% 5%
Cameroon 13% 10%
Canada 51% 1 69% 1
Cape Verde 16% 20%
Central African Republic 4% 1%
Chad 4% 1%
Channel Islands
Chile 58% 61%
China 25% 27%
Colombia 37% 41%
Comoros 9% 7%
Congo 11% 2%
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 9% 3%
Costa Rica 23% 29%
Cote d'Ivoire 12% 6%
Croatia 47% 62%
Cuba 72% 119%
Curacao
Cyprus 59% 51%
Czech Republic 51% 71%
Denmark 61% 88%
Djibouti 6% 4%
Dominica
Dominican Republic 26% 1 42% 1
Ecuador 37% 43%
Egypt 34% 31%
El Salvador 22% 25%
Equatorial Guinea 5% 1 2% 1
Eritrea 3% 1%
Estonia 47% 79%
Ethiopia 8% 3%
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji 15% 18%
Finland 85% 103%
France 48% 61%
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia 2% 1 0% 1, 2
Georgia 25% 31%
Germany
Ghana 15% 9%
Greece 85% 94%
Grenada 45% 61%
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 18% 18%
Guinea 14% 5%
Guinea-Bissau 1% 1 0% 1, 2
Guyana 7% 17%
Haiti
Honduras 15% 23%
Hong Kong, SAR 58% 61%
Hungary 52% 71%
Iceland 52% 97%
India 21% 15%
Indonesia 24% 22%
Iran 43% 43%
Iraq 20% 12%
Ireland 55% 67%
Israel 55% 71%
Italy 55% 77%
Jamaica 18% 41%
Japan 63% 56%
Jordan 35% 41%
Kazakhstan 34% 48%
Kenya 5% 3%
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South 119% 86%
Kosovo
Kuwait 14% 1 31% 1
Kyrgyzstan 43% 55%
Laos 19% 14%
Latvia 44% 77%
Lebanon 49% 59%
Lesotho 3% 4%
Liberia 25% 1 14% 1
Libya 52% 1 57% 1
Liechtenstein
Lithuania 59% 90%
Luxembourg 11% 10%
Macao, SAR 65% 64%
Macedonia 36% 42%
Madagascar 4% 4%
Malawi 1% 1%
Malaysia 35% 45%
Maldives 12% 13%
Mali 8% 4%
Malta 30% 41%
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania 6% 3%
Mauritius 22% 28%
Mayotte
Mexico 28% 28%
Moldova 33% 44%
Monaco
Mongolia 42% 65%
Montenegro 43% 53%
Morocco 14% 12%
Mozambique 2% 1%
Myanmar 9% 13%
Namibia 8% 10%
Nauru
Nepal 8% 1 3% 1
Netherlands 59% 66%
Netherlands Antilles - -
New Caledonia
New Zealand 67% 99%
Nicaragua 17% 1 19% 1
Niger 2% 1%
Nigeria 12% 9%
Norway 57% 93%
Oman 21% 29%
Pakistan 6% 5%
Palau
Palestinian Territory 43% 58%
Panama 35% 54%
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay 30% 43%
Peru 41% 45%
Philippines 26% 32%
Poland 58% 83%
Portugal 57% 68%
Puerto Rico 70% 103%
Qatar 5% 26%
Reunion
Romania 50% 68%
Russia 65% 87%
Rwanda 6% 5%
Samoa 8% 1 7% 1
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe 5% 4%
Saudi Arabia 35% 39%
Senegal 10% 6%
Serbia 43% 56%
Seychelles
Sierra Leone 3% 1 1% 1
Singapore
Slovakia 42% 67%
Slovenia 71% 103%
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain 66% 81%
Sri Lanka 11% 20%
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia 6% 16%
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Sudan 6% 1 6% 1
Suriname 9% 1 15% 1
Swaziland 5% 4%
Sweden 58% 90%
Switzerland 55% 55%
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan 28% 12%
Tanzania 2% 2%
Thailand 41% 54%
Timor-Leste 20% 14%
Togo
Tonga 5% 1 8% 1
Trinidad and Tobago 10% 13%
Tunisia 28% 41%
Turkey 51% 41%
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda 5% 4%
Ukraine 71% 89%
United Arab Emirates 12% 1 39% 1
United Kingdom 49% 69%
United States 79% 111%
Uruguay 47% 81%
Uzbekistan 11% 7%
Vanuatu 6% 1 4% 1
Venezuela 58% 99%
Vietnam 22% 22%
Western Sahara
Yemen 14% 6%
Zambia 3% 1 2% 1
Zimbabwe 7% 6%

Source: PRB The World's Youth 2013 Data Sheet

Definition: The ratio of the number of students enrolled in tertiary education to the population in the applicable age group (typically postsecondary school age), also known as the gross enrollment ratio. It can exceed 100 when the number of students currently enrolled exceeds the population of the relevant age group in the country.

Notes: (-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, or not collected.

Footnotes:

  • 1: Data are prior to 2005.
  • 2: Data round to zero.

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