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Table 601.40. Percentage of population enrolled in secondary and postsecondary education, by age group and OECD or other country: Selected years, 2002 through 2011
Country Secondary education, 2011 Postsecondary education (total tertiary education)
16 years old 17 years old 18 to 21 years old 22 years old and older 18 to 21 years old 22 to 25 years old 26 to 29 years old
Total 18 years old 19 years old 20 years old 21 years old
2002 2005 2010 2011 2002 2005 2010 2011 2002 2005 2010 2011
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
OECD average1 94 88 25 56 28 14 9 1 26 28 31 31 21 23 25 26 9 10 11   11  
Australia 95 80 23 39 24 18 14 3 35 34 36 37 20 21 23 24 10 10 11   11  
Austria 90 75 18 44 19 8 4 # 15 16 21 21 18 20 26 26 9 9 15   15  
Belgium 100 98 24 48 24 13 9 5 42 43 45 46 18 19 22 22 5 6 6   7  
Canada 36 35 20 20 8   8  
Chile 90 86 12 32 10 3 2 # 36 39 26 28 11   11  
                                             
Czech Republic 98 96 34 86 41 9 3 # 20 23 26 28 16 21 27 28 5 6 8   8  
Denmark 94 89 50 84 58 34 23 2 10 10 13 15 29 34 35 37 16 20 19   20  
Estonia 96 94 28 79 24 11 6 # 32 31 31 22 25 26 12 10   11  
Finland 95 95 41 93 34 18 17 4 21 24 22 22 39 40 38 38 19 20 20   20  
France 93 87 20 46 22 9 4 # 35 36 37 38 20 20 20 20 5 5 5   5  
                                             
Germany 97 92 41 82 48 24 16 # 12 13 18 19 20 23 25 26 12 13 13   14  
Greece 96 94 11 19 11 9 4 # 46 65 44 48 24 18 31 30 11 8 16 2 18 2
Hungary 100 98 32 75 33 14 8 1 24 29 29 28 18 23 24 24 7 9 8   7  
Iceland 95 88 52 81 71 35 23 3 10 12 14 14 24 28 28 31 12 16 16   17  
Ireland 100 86 12 39 5 2 1 # 36 38 46 41 11 13 13 13 5 5    
                                             
Israel 94 88 5 16 2 1 # # 10 12 13 13 26 25 27 27 17 15 18   19  
Italy 91 88 27 75 21 8 4 # 24 29 27 27 21 23 25 25 8 8 8   8  
Japan 93 94 1 3 1 #    
Korea, Republic of 95 91 2 6 # # # # 56 65 70 68 32 32 38 38 7 6 8   8  
Luxembourg 89 80 40 70 46 27 15 #    
                                             
Mexico 64 51 13 20 28 3 1 2 15 16 20 21 7 9 10 10 3 3 3   3  
Netherlands 99 90 39 66 44 29 18 2 28 29 34 36 22 24 27 31 6 7 8   11  
New Zealand 97 83 14 29 12 8 6 2 30 34 36 37 17 23 22 22 8 11 12   11  
Norway 95 92 39 88 39 19 10 1 17 19 20 21 27 30 28 28 13 14 13   13  
Poland 97 96 36 92 41 11 6 # 27 31 35 35 26 30 32 32 7 6 6   6  
                                             
Portugal 100 90 26 51 28 16 10 2 25 27 33 34 20 21 18 20 8 8 7   8  
Slovak Republic 94 91 32 81 39 9 2 # 21 22 26 25 13 16 24 24 4 5 6   6  
Slovenia 97 95 26 86 26 # # 1 37 43 44 35 39 39 11 11   10  
Spain 95 89 25 47 28 17 11 1 35 34 37 38 24 22 23 25 8 9 9   10  
Sweden 100 98 37 94 25 14 14 2 17 17 18 18 28 32 29 29 13 16 16   16  
                                             
Switzerland 91 88 40 79 49 23 11 # 10 12 14 15 18 20 24 24 9 10 12   12  
Turkey 73 65 8 30 20 30 33 11 22 23 4 8   9  
United Kingdom 97 83 15 34 14 8 6 1 30 28 32 33 12 13 13 13 6 7 7   7  
United States 93 84 7 25 4 # # # 46 45 49 50 25 23 28 27 11 11 12   14  
                                             
Other reporting countries                                            
Brazil 87 84 30 54 31 19 13 2 3 10 13 15 10 9 13 15 5 5 8   8  
Russian Federation 69 45 6 15 5 4 1 # 42 41 49 10 26 21   10  
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
1 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. The average includes all current OECD countries for which a given year's data are available, even if they were not members of OECD in that year. However, if data for a given year are available for less than 75 percent of the countries, the average for that year is omitted.
2 Data are for the population 26 to 28 years old.
NOTE: Data refer to programs classified 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. Excludes enrollment in ISCED level 4, which is non-tertiary education that corresponds to enrollment in programs of less than 2 years after high school 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 rates may not be directly comparable across countries 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. Postsecondary data for Luxembourg are not shown because tertiary students generally study for no more than 1 year in Luxembourg and must complete their studies in other countries.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Online Education Database, retrieved December 26, 2013, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared December 2013.)

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