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Table A.1.04. OECD: Percentage distribution of students in tertiary education, by type of institution, mode of study, and country: 2008

Country Type of institution   Mode of enrollment
Tertiary-type B education   Tertiary-type A and advanced research programs   Tertiary-type B education   Tertiary-type A and advanced research programs
Public Government-dependent private   Independent private   Public Government-dependent private   Independent private   Full time Part time   Full time Part time
OECD average 62 20   17   77 9   15   71 25   80 20
                               
OECD countries                              
Australia 86 2   12   97   3   48 52   70 30
Austria 65 35 1    85 15   #    
Belgium 44 56     42 57     64 36   87 13
Canada2         82 18   82 18
Chile 6 3   91   32 22   45   100   100
                               
Czech Republic 66 32   2   88   12   92 8   97 3
Denmark 98 1   1   98 2   0   65 35   92 8
Finland 100 #     89 11     100   55 45
France 70 9   21   86 1   13    
Germany3 62 38 1    95 5 1    85 15   96 5
                               
Greece 100     100     100   100
Hungary 55 45     86 14     73 27   60 40
Iceland 37 63   #   80 20   #   33 67   76 24
Ireland 97   3   95   5   67 33   87 13
Italy 88   12   93   7   100   100
                               
Japan 7   93   25   75   97 3   90 10
Korea 3   97   25   75    
Luxembourg          
Mexico 95   5   66   34   100   100
Netherlands #   #   100     # #   85 15
                               
New Zealand 63 29   8   97 2   0   38 62   60 40
Norway 45 55 1    86 14 1    60 40   71 29
Poland 75   25   67   33   72 28   53 47
Portugal 92   8   75   25    
Slovak Republic 82 18   #   89 #   11   81 19   61 39
                               
Spain 79 15   6   87 #   13   97 3   88 12
Sweden 60 40     93 7     92 8   48 52
Switzerland 37 35   28   95 4   2   25 75   90 10
Turkey 97   3   93   7   100 #   100 #
United Kingdom 100   #   100   #   25 75   75 25
                               
United States 81   19   72   28   45 55   67 33
                               
Non-OECD member countries                              
Brazil 17   83   29   71    
China         72 28   77 23
Estonia 47 16   37   0 86   14   91 9   87 13
India3 # #   #       # #   100 #
Indonesia 40   60   30   70   100   100
Israel 35 65     9 79   12   100   82 18
Russian Federation3 95   5   84   17   72 28   52 47
Slovenia 80 5   15   93 4   2   50 50   76 24
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Includes independent private institutions.
2 Reference year 2007.
3 Excludes advanced research programs.
NOTE: Tertiary-type B education refers to vocational higher education. Tertiary-type A education refers to academic higher education below the doctoral level. The terms “government dependent” and “independent” refer only to a private institution's degree of dependence on funding from government sources; they do not refer to the degree of government direction or regulation. A government-dependent private institution is one that receives more than 50% of its core funding from government agencies, whereas an independent private institution is one that receives less than 50% of its core funding from government agencies. See Annex 3 of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2009 for more detailed notes by country. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2010). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2010, table C1.6. Paris: Author.
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