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Table A.1.06.
 
Percentage of population enrolled in secondary and postsecondary education, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2006

  Secondary, 16 years old, 2006 Secondary, 17 years old, 2006   Postsecondary education (total tertiary education)
    18 to 21 years old   22 to 25 years old   26 to 29 years old
Country   1985 1990 1999 2005 2006   1985 1990 1999 2005 2006   1985 1990 1999 2005 2006
OECD countries                                        
Australia 94 80   31 34 33   15 21 21   8 10 10
Austria 93 78   15 16 16   20 20 21   12 9 10
Belgium (Flemish) 103 101   25 42 43 43   7 15 19 19   2 3 6 6
Canada   27 23   18 16   7 6
Czech Republic 100 96   (1) (1) 17 23 23   (1) (1) 12 21 21   (1) (1) 4 6 6
                                         
Denmark 91 84   7 7 8 10 11   16 18 27 34 34   8 9 15 20 20
Finland 96 96   9 14 23 24 24   17 21 35 40 40   8 10 18 20 21
France 96 89   19 25 35 36 36   10 12 20 20 19   4 4 5 5 5
Germany2 96 91   9 9 11 13 13   16 19 23 23   9 10 11 13 12
Greece 102 73   54 65 68   7 18 19   2 8 22
                                         
Hungary 96 92   20 29 30   14 23 23   5 9 10
Iceland 94 84   7 12 12   21 28 28   9 16 16
Ireland 95 75   21 33 38 38   11 13 13   3 5 6
Italy 89 83   22 29 30   21 23 23   7 8 7
Japan 98 94      
                                         
Korea, Republic of 94 93   51 65 67   26 32 33   6 6 7
Luxembourg 84 77   5   4   1
Mexico 54 43   12 16 17   8 9 9   1 3 3
Netherlands 98 85   14 18 26 29 30   12 13 20 24 25   6 5 5 7 7
New Zealand 87 69   21 29 34 33   15 14 23 22   8 11 11
                                         
Norway 94 92   9 14 19 19 20   14 17 28 30 30   6 8 12 14 14
Poland 97 95   21 31 32   21 30 31   5 6 6
Portugal 81 73   6 25 27 27   5 17 21 20   2 6 8 8
Slovak Republic 95 91   (1) (1) 22 23   (1) (1) 16 18   (1) (1) 5 6
Spain 93 82   15 21 32 34 34   11 14 24 22 22   4 5 8 9 9
                                         
Sweden 99 97   8 9 16 17 17   11 11 25 32 31   7 6 12 16 15
Switzerland 91 86   6 6 10 12 12   11 12 17 20 21   5 6 9 10 11
Turkey 57 34   7 14 20 22   4 9 11 12   2 4 4 4
United Kingdom 86 71   15 16 29 28 29   7 11 12 13 13   6 7 7
United States 93 82   37 41 44 45 46   15 17 18 23 22   8 9 11 11 11
                                         
Non-OECD countries                                        
Brazil 86 82   10 10   9 10   5 5
Chile 94 89      
Estonia 96 93   (1) (1) 32 31   (1) (1) 22 23   (1) (1) 12 11
Israel 94 90   12 11   25 26   15 17
Russian Federation 74 35   (1) (1) 41   (1) (1) 26   (1) (1)
Slovenia 97 96   (1) (1) 37 38   (1) (1) 35 36   (1) (1) 11 11
—Not available.
1Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.
2Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
NOTE: Data 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. ISCED level 3 corresponds to secondary education in the United States. ISCED levels 5A (first and second award), 5B, and 6 together make up total tertiary education, which corresponds to 2-year and 4-year college undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. Includes both full-time and part-time students. 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 (tertiary) education and the age at which it begins. Differences in reference dates between enrollment and population data can result in enrollment rates that exceed 100 percent. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2010). Digest of Education Statistics 2009 (NCES 2010-013), table 400. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S Department of Education. Washington, DC.

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