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Table B.3.02. OECD: Trends in first-time graduation rates at upper secondary level, by country: 1995 and 2000 to 2008

Country 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
OECD average 74 75 77 76 78 80 80 81 82 80
                     
OECD countries                    
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada1 77 79 83 79 80 79 76
Chile 46 63 61 64 66 73 71 71 69
                     
Czech Republic1 78 84 83 88 87 89 90 88 87
Denmark 80 90 91 93 87 90 82 84 85 83
Finland 91 91 85 84 90 95 94 94 97 93
France
Germany1 100 92 92 94 97 99 99 100 100 97
                     
Greece 80 54 76 85 96 93 100 98 96 91
Hungary 83 82 87 86 82 85 84 78
Iceland 80 67 70 79 81 87 79 87 86 89
Ireland 74 77 78 91 92 91 87 90 96
Italy 78 81 78 82 81 84 85 85
                     
Japan1 91 94 93 92 91 91 93 93 93 95
Korea1 88 96 100 99 92 94 94 93 91 93
Luxembourg 69 71 69 75 71 75 73
Mexico 33 34 35 37 39 40 42 43 44
Netherlands
                     
New Zealand 72 80 79 77 78 75 73 75 77 78
Norway 77 99 105 97 92 100 89 88 92 91
Poland 90 93 91 86 79 85 81 84 83
Portugal2 52 52 48 50 60 53 51 54 65 63
Slovak Republic 85 87 72 60 56 83 83 84 85 81
                     
Spain1 62 60 66 66 67 66 72 72 74 73
Sweden 62 75 71 72 76 78 78 76 74 76
Switzerland1 86 88 91 92 89 87 89 89 89 90
Turkey 37 37 37 37 41 55 48 52 58 26
United Kingdom 86 88 89 91
                     
United States 69 70 71 73 74 75 75 77 78 77
                     
Non-OECD member countries                    
Brazil
Estonia 75
Israel 90 89 93 90 90 92 90
Russian Federation
Slovenia1 83 97 91 85
— Not available.
1 The graduation rates are calculated on a gross basis for all years.
2 Year of reference 1997 instead of 1995.
NOTE: Up to 2004, graduation rates at the upper secondary level were calculated on a gross basis. Gross graduation rates refer to the total number of graduates (the graduates themselves may be of any age) at the specified level of education divided by the population at the typical graduation age from the specified level. After 2004, and for countries with available data, graduation rates are calculated as net, or cohort graduation rates. The net graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates at each single year of age, by the population at that age, and summing these over all the ages. In many countries, defining a typical age of graduation is difficult because ages of graduates vary. 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 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 A2.2. Paris: Author.
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