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Table B.3.01. OECD: Upper secondary graduation rates, by program destination, program orientation, gender, and country: 2008

Country All program levels (first-time graduates)   General programs   Pre-vocational/Vocational programs   ISCED 3A (designed to prepare for direct entry to tertiary-type A education)   ISCED 3B (designed to prepare for direct entry to tertiary-type B education)   ISCED 3C (long) similar to duration of typical 3A or 3B programs   ISCED 3C (short) shorter than duration of typical 3A or 3B programs
Total Males Females   Total Males Females   Total Males Females   Total Males Females   Total Males Females   Total Males Females   Total Males Females
OECD average 80 76 84   47 41 53   44 45 43   60 54 66   8 8 7   16 18 15   9 8 10
                                                       
OECD countries                                                      
Australia1   67 62 73   39 37 41   67 62 73     39 37 41 2 
Austria   17 14 21   75 84 64   17 14 21   53 60 45   1 1 2   20 24 17
Belgium   37 32 42   68 63 74   61 56 66     20 21 18   25 17 32
Canada1 76 72 81   74 69 79   8 8 7   74 69 79     8 8 7  
Chile 69 65 74   39 35 43   31 30 31   69 65 74      
                                                       
Czech Republic 87 85 89   22 17 26   65 68 62   61 52 70   # # 1   26 33 19  
Denmark 83 75 90   53 44 63   46 43 49   53 44 63     45 42 48   # # #
Finland 93 89 97   49 41 57   88 81 95   93 89 97      
France   51 45 59   62 63 61   51 45 59   13 14 11   4 3 4   46 46 46
Germany 97 97 98   42 36 47   56 60 51   42 36 47   55 60 50     # 1 #
                                                       
Greece 91 89 94   64 56 72   28 33 23   64 56 72     28 33 23 3 
Hungary 78 74 82   64 57 71   16 19 13   64 57 71     16 19 13 3 
Iceland 89 74 105   64 50 79   55 54 57   61 48 75   1 1 2   38 43 34   19 13 25
Ireland 96 92 100   74 72 76   55 41 70   99 95 104     6 6 6   24 13 36
Italy 85 83 87   34 24 45   64 72 56   75 70 80   # # #     23 25 20
                                                       
Japan 95 94 95   72 69 75   23 26 20   72 69 75   1 2 #   22 24 20 3 
Korea 93 92 94   68 67 69   25 26 25   68 67 69     25 26 25  
Luxembourg 73 69 77   28 25 32   45 44 45   42 35 49   9 9 9   20 22 19   2 3 1
Mexico 44 40 48   41 37 44   3 3 4   41 37 44     3 3 4  
Netherlands   36 33 40   69 68 69   63 57 70     42 45 39  
                                                       
New Zealand 78 69 87            
Norway 91 84 99   61 48 74   41 46 35   61 48 74     41 46 35  
Poland 83 79 88   56 45 67   33 41 26   77 69 85     12 16 8  
Portugal 63 55 71 4  42 35 50   20 21 20        
Slovak Republic 81 78 84   23 19 28   66 68 63   71 65 77     17 21 12   1 # 2
                                                       
Spain 73 67 80   45 37 52   38 37 40   45 37 52     20 20 20   18 16 20
Sweden 76 74 79   33 28 38   43 46 40   76 74 78   # # #   # 1 #   # # #
Switzerland 90 92 88   31 26 36   71 77 64   27 24 29 5  69 73 64   6 6 7  
Turkey 26 29 23   17 18 16   9 11 7   26 29 23      
United Kingdom 91 88 94            
                                                       
United States 77 77 76 6           
                                                       
Non-OECD member countries                                                      
Brazil   63 52 74   9 7 10   63 52 74   9 7 10    
China            
Estonia   57 45 70   19 25 13   74 67 82       2 2 2
India            
Indonesia   28 27 30   16 18 13   28 27 30   16 18 14    
Israel 90 86 93   58 52 65   32 35 28   87 82 92     3 4 1  
Russian Federation   54   39   54   13   22 31 12   4 5 2
Slovenia 85 78 93   33 25 41   67 69 65   35 27 43   41 38 43   22 26 18   2 2 1
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Reference year 2007.
2 Includes ISCED 3A and 3C (short).
3 Includes ISCED 3C (short).
4 Includes ISCED 3A, 3B, 3C (long), and 3C (short).
5 Includes ISCED 3C (short).
Includes general programs, pre-vocational/vocational programs, ISCED 3A, 3B, 3C (long), and 3C (short).
Note: To estimate gross graduation rates, the number of graduates is divided by the population at the typical graduation age. In many countries, defining a typical age of graduation is difficult because ages of graduates vary. Mismatches between the coverage of the population data and the graduate data mean that the graduation rates for those countries that are net exporters of students may be underestimated (for instance Luxembourg) and those that are net importers may be overestimated. Formal education classifications are based on the jurisdictions' categorizations to UNESCO's International Standard Classification of Education (Operation Manual for ISCED - 1997). For more information on the method used to calculate graduation rates and the corresponding typical ages refer to Annex 1 and for more detailed notes by country and a description of the ISCED levels refer to Annex 3 of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2009. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2010). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2010, table A2.1. Paris: Author.  

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