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Digest of Education Statistics: 2013
Digest of Education Statistics: 2013

NCES 2015-011
May 2015


Table 603.60. Percentage of bachelor's and higher level degrees awarded to women, by field of study and country: 2011
Country All fields1 Education Humanities and arts Health and welfare Social sciences, business and law Personal, transport, environmental protection, and security services Engineering, manufactur-ing, and construction Sciences, mathematics, and computer science Agricul-ture
Total Life sciences Physical sciences Mathematics and statistics Computer science
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
OECD average2 58.0 77.1 66.0 74.8 57.6 52.9 27.1 41.3 63.7 43.2 45.0 19.4 54.2
                           
Australia3 56.6 74.7 63.8 74.7 54.3 54.4 24.6 36.6 54.2 47.3 39.1 19.8 59.2
Austria 53.7 79.2 68.0 68.0 56.3 42.6 25.0 35.9 70.2 32.0 35.8 15.2 63.4
Belgium 55.0 75.3 65.4 66.5 58.4 41.1 25.7 35.9 52.3 33.9 44.1 9.9 57.5
Canada3 59.9 76.7 65.0 82.5 57.7 60.9 23.1 48.6 61.5 44.2 41.1 16.9 58.9
Chile 56.9 71.9 59.5 69.7 51.6 49.0 26.2 31.9 55.4 40.3 39.0 15.5 47.5
                           
Czech Republic 61.2 82.0 71.2 79.8 68.0 46.5 26.6 39.4 71.5 49.8 52.1 12.2 61.0
Denmark 59.2 74.4 65.0 80.7 53.5 23.2 32.4 38.7 63.0 39.9 43.2 25.0 71.6
Estonia 66.5 91.8 76.6 86.2 70.1 64.0 35.1 49.3 72.9 48.3 74.6 27.4 54.5
Finland 61.3 81.2 73.7 85.3 65.3 68.2 22.4 44.7 76.0 46.9 43.8 27.5 60.1
France3 54.5 77.1 71.3 61.3 60.7 43.7 30.4 37.6 62.2 37.4 36.7 16.8 56.1
                           
Germany 54.5 72.6 72.8 69.1 53.8 53.5 22.1 43.8 67.2 42.0 59.4 15.4 53.7
Greece
Hungary 62.3 80.7 70.2 75.5 67.7 60.6 23.2 36.3 63.0 40.8 40.2 16.3 49.2
Iceland3 67.0 83.8 68.8 87.6 59.0 69.8 40.3 47.9 73.5 43.4 23.1 18.8 63.2
Ireland 57.2 76.2 61.5 80.7 54.1 51.5 20.7 42.4 62.3 41.3 30.4 24.5 43.5
                           
Israel 58.1 82.3 61.5 77.7 55.8 81.2 27.3 44.1 64.0 40.0 38.6 25.5 54.1
Italy 60.5 87.6 73.6 67.6 58.5 65.7 33.0 53.9 71.1 40.9 54.9 23.5 47.3
Japan 41.9 59.5 68.9 56.8 35.4 90.9 11.2 25.7 39.3
Korea, Republic of 47.3 70.6 66.8 65.3 44.2 36.2 23.8 40.0 49.3 45.6 54.7 21.9 40.2
Mexico 54.5 72.4 59.1 66.3 59.2 23.1 28.9 46.8 58.9 41.0 43.6 40.2 35.9
                           
Netherlands 56.9 80.0 56.7 74.7 53.6 52.3 20.1 25.3 60.6 26.7 32.2 12.8 56.0
New Zealand 61.7 81.0 64.6 78.3 58.1 54.6 31.1 45.0 60.3 46.9 46.9 22.2 58.5
Norway 61.0 75.1 59.6 83.5 57.4 45.0 26.5 33.8 66.2 39.8 34.5 13.2 55.9
Poland. 65.9 81.6 76.2 75.9 68.9 55.6 33.9 44.8 72.5 67.4 64.0 15.6 55.5
Portugal 60.4 81.5 60.3 78.9 62.4 49.5 31.2 55.1 71.2 49.1 59.4 22.4 57.4
                           
Slovak Republic 63.9 77.4 69.8 83.1 69.1 45.9 30.5 42.6 71.4 54.1 56.8 12.1 46.7
Slovenia 64.0 84.0 77.8 76.7 69.1 60.2 33.9 43.0 71.5 43.7 58.3 9.7 60.9
Spain 58.9 74.1 63.5 75.6 60.3 53.5 32.1 43.2 61.6 49.3 47.2 21.5 50.1
Sweden 63.8 79.3 62.3 82.4 60.6 49.3 30.4 43.1 61.9 46.2 36.9 22.4 58.5
Switzerland 51.2 72.3 62.6 69.3 48.6 49.4 19.8 34.8 52.1 32.3 27.6 10.3 67.1
                           
Turkey 46.7 57.2 56.6 59.6 43.2 33.7 29.8 50.5 67.0 47.4 54.6 26.9 33.9
United Kingdom 55.1 75.8 62.1 73.7 54.4 62.2 22.6 37.4 50.4 41.9 41.0 18.9 65.3
United States 57.7 77.8 58.8 79.3 54.3 54.9 21.8 43.3 58.3 38.7 41.6 20.9 50.8
                           
Other reporting countries                          
Argentina3 59.7 77.1 67.3 68.7 61.1 45.9 33.5 48.6 70.1 52.1 70.6 24.6 40.7
Brazil 62.9 77.2 51.9 76.4 57.5 68.4 30.2 39.5 72.4 46.5 44.1 17.5 41.2
China 48.3
Indonesia3 49.3
Saudi Arabia 66.3 66.4 73.7 58.3 63.6 80.2 7.5 73.4 84.9 76.2 80.5 52.8 #
South Africa 58.5 73.5 61.8 72.7 58.3 88.9 27.7 48.6 62.5 46.9 41.3 34.6 48.1
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
1 May contain fields not shown in this table.
2 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally.
3 Data are for 2010 instead of 2011.
NOTE: Data in this table refer to degrees classified as International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level 5A (first and second award) or level 6. ISCED 5A, first award, corresponds to the bachelor's degree in the United States; ISCED 5A, second award, corresponds to master's and first-professional degrees in the United States; and ISCED 6 corresponds to doctor's degrees. Data for Luxembourg are not shown because students generally attend no more than 1 year of higher education in Luxembourg and must complete their degrees in other countries.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2013. (This table was prepared September 2013.)