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Table 388. Percentage of population enrolled in secondary and postsecondary institutions, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2002
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                    |Secondary|Secondary|                    Postsecondary institutions
                    | schools,| schools,|_____________________________________________________________
                    | 16 years| 17 years|  18 to 21 years old | 22 to 25 years old| 26 to 29 years old
                    |  old,\1\|  old,\1\|_____________________|___________________|___________________
Country             |     2002|     2002|1985|1990| 1999| 2002|1985|1990|1999|2002|1985|1990|1999|2002
____________________|_________|_________|____|____|_____|_____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____
1                   |        2|        3|   4|   5|    6|    7|   8|   9|  10|  11|  12|  13|  14|  15
____________________|_________|_________|____|____|_____|_____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____
Australia ..........|       92|       80|--- |--- |   31|   35|--- |--- |  15|  20|--- |--- |   8|  10
Austria ............|       91|       78|--- |--- |   15|   14|--- |--- |  20|  17|--- |--- |  12|   8
Belgium\2\ .........|       99|      101|  25|--- |   42|   42|   7|--- |  15|  18|   2|--- |   3|   5
Canada .............|     --- |     --- |--- |--- |   27| --- |--- |--- |  18|--- |--- |--- |   7|---
Czech Republic .....|      100|       98|--- |--- |   17|   20|--- |--- |  12|  16|--- |--- |   4|   5
                    |         |         |    |    |     |     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
Denmark ............|       91|       83|   7|   7|    8|   10|  16|  18|  27|  29|   8|   9|  15|  16
Finland ............|       96|       94|   9|  14|   23|   21|  17|  21|  35|  39|   8|  10|  18|  19
France .............|       97|       89|  19|  25|   35|   35|  10|  12|  20|  20|   4|   4|   5|   5
Germany\3\ .........|       99|       93|   9|   9|   11|   12|--- |  16|  19|  20|   9|  10|  11|  12
Greece .............|       93|       70|--- |--- |   54|   46|--- |--- |   7|  24|--- |--- |   2|  11
                    |         |         |    |    |     |     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
Hungary ............|       90|       85|--- |--- |   20|   24|--- |--- |  14|  18|--- |--- |   5|   7
Iceland ............|       91|       81|--- |--- |    7|   10|--- |--- |  21|  23|--- |--- |   9|  11
Ireland ............|       92|       72|--- |  21|   33| --- |--- |--- |  11|--- |--- |--- |   3|---
Italy ..............|       86|       79|--- |--- |   22|   24|--- |--- |  21|  21|--- |--- |   7|   8
Japan ..............|       97|       93|--- |--- | --- | --- |--- |--- |--- |--- |--- |--- |--- |---
                    |         |         |    |    |     |     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
Korea, Republic of .|       95|       89|--- |--- |   51|   56|--- |--- |  26|  32|--- |--- |   6|   7
Mexico .............|       47|       34|--- |--- |   12|   15|--- |--- |   8|   7|--- |--- |   1|   3
Netherlands ........|      100|       83|  14|  18|   26|   28|  12|  13|  20|  22|   6|   5|   5|   6
New Zealand ........|       85|       65|--- |  21|   29|   30|--- |  15|  14|  17|--- |--- |   8|   8
Norway .............|       94|       93|   9|  14|   19|   17|  14|  17|  28|  27|   6|   8|  12|  13
                    |         |         |    |    |     |     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
Poland .............|       94|       91|--- |--- |   21|   26|--- |--- |  21|  26|--- |--- |   5|   7
Portugal ...........|       81|       70|   6|--- |   25|   25|   5|--- |  17|  20|   2|--- |   6|   8
Spain ..............|       95|       82|  15|  21|   32|   35|  11|  14|  24|  24|   4|   5|   8|   8
Sweden .............|       97|       96|   8|   9|   16|   17|  11|  11|  25|  28|   7|   6|  12|  13
Switzerland ........|       89|       85|   6|   6|   10|   10|  11|  12|  17|  18|   5|   6|   9|   9
                    |         |         |    |    |     |     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
Turkey .............|     --- |     --- |--- |   7|   14| --- |--- |   4|   9|--- |--- |   2|   4|---
United Kingdom .....|       87|       74|  15|  16|   29|   30|   7|  11|  12|  12|--- |--- |   6|   6
United States\4\ ...|       84|       79|  37|  41|   44|   46|  15|  17|  18|  25|   8|   9|  11|  11
____________________|_________|_________|____|____|_____|_____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____
---Not available.
\1\Includes full-time and part-time enrollment.
\2\Data for Flemish Belgium only.
\3\Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
\4\Postsecondary includes higher education only.
NOTE: Data in this table refer to programs classified by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), level 3, level 5A, first and second award, level 5B, and level 6. It includes both full-time and part-time students. ISCED 3 corresponds to secondary education in the United States. ISCED 5A- first and second award, ISCED 5B, and ISCED 6 correspond to 2-year and 4-year college undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. Some increases in enrollment rates may be due to more complete reporting by countries. Enrollment figures may not be directly comparable due to differing definitions of postsecondary education and the age at which postsecondary education begins. Differences in reference dates between enrollment and population data can result in enrollment rates that exceed 100 percent.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, selected years, 1987 through 2004; and Education Online Database, 2002. Retrieved May 25, 2005 from http://stats.oecd.org/WBOS/Default/aspx. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2000 through October 2003. (This table was prepared July 2005.)


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