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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 603.60. Percentage of bachelor's and higher degrees awarded to women, by field of study and country: 2012
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 77.2 65.8 74.9 58.1 52.7 27.0 41.3 63.0 43.2 46.1 20.0 54.9
Australia3 57.6 75.4 64.2 75.0 55.6 54.9 24.2 38.1 55.4 48.4 38.9 20.3 56.8
Austria 55.3 80.4 68.4 67.8 57.7 41.7 24.9 36.3 69.1 31.9 36.9 15.7 63.7
Belgium 55.3 75.9 64.8 66.7 59.6 39.2 25.6 34.8 53.2 32.7 40.0 9.8 57.4
Canada3 59.6 75.3 63.8 82.4 57.9 59.2 23.4 48.6 61.4 43.4 41.1 19.0 58.1
Chile 56.3 70.1 60.9 69.9 51.8 48.9 27.2 30.1 54.5 39.7 34.3 11.2 47.6
                           
Czech Republic 61.1 80.7 71.2 80.2 67.6 47.8 27.7 38.0 72.0 46.4 53.5 12.2 59.5
Denmark 59.2 73.1 66.2 80.0 54.9 28.7 32.6 39.7 65.2 42.3 47.3 26.8 69.9
Estonia 65.8 91.0 75.6 84.0 71.3 62.9 33.2 47.9 74.9 50.6 72.2 23.1 58.7
Finland 61.0 82.1 73.6 84.9 64.9 69.5 22.1 43.2 73.2 46.3 46.6 23.9 54.8
France3 55.8 78.4 70.9 62.4 60.6 46.6 31.1 38.0 63.6 39.0 36.7 16.6 58.0
                           
Germany 54.5 73.3 72.7 69.9 54.7 52.8 22.1 43.8 66.8 41.9 59.2 16.7 55.3
Greece
Hungary 62.3 82.2 69.7 74.7 68.4 59.5 22.2 40.6 67.5 46.5 50.9 17.2 47.7
Iceland 64.8 83.8 62.6 85.9 63.6 79.8 32.6 39.2 60.2 44.3 35.0 13.1 72.7
Ireland 57.2 76.2 61.7 80.3 53.9 52.6 20.6 42.4 42.4 42.4 42.4 42.3 43.5
                           
Israel 58.8 82.2 62.0 78.9 56.8 79.0 28.1 43.3 62.0 37.7 37.6 26.1 55.2
Italy 62.2 87.8 75.1 68.7 59.3 50.7 39.7 54.7 71.5 41.9 54.3 25.5 48.0
Japan 42.2 59.4 69.0 58.3 35.3 90.9 11.3 25.6 39.9
Korea, Republic of 47.9 70.7 67.0 65.6 45.2 37.3 24.2 40.1 48.7 44.0 55.9 24.0 39.6
Mexico 54.3 72.2 58.0 66.7 59.1 24.9 28.7 47.1 59.0 41.0 45.5 39.4 36.0
                           
Netherlands 56.6 79.1 58.6 75.0 53.8 51.8 21.0 25.8 60.6 26.7 32.2 12.8 54.9
New Zealand 61.8 83.2 65.5 78.2 57.7 48.9 30.9 43.5 62.5 41.6 43.4 19.8 59.6
Norway 61.0 74.2 57.4 83.1 57.6 43.0 26.1 36.1 66.2 39.8 34.5 13.2 62.4
Poland 65.8 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 60.5 81.4 60.0 79.0 62.8 51.1 31.1 56.2 72.3 48.7 62.8 22.4 58.7
                           
Slovak Republic 63.9 77.8 68.7 82.7 69.3 42.1 31.3 43.1 71.6 54.7 44.2 12.8 50.8
Slovenia 63.7 84.8 74.6 80.3 69.3 56.0 31.1 43.8 75.0 41.4 61.6 15.0 62.3
Spain 57.5 72.2 62.9 74.2 58.7 49.0 31.4 42.4 62.0 49.4 50.2 17.0 49.7
Sweden 62.5 81.4 61.9 81.6 60.5 54.0 29.9 43.1 60.0 43.2 37.9 29.4 58.9
Switzerland 51.2 73.4 61.8 69.4 48.8 54.9 19.2 35.4 52.4 35.2 28.9 8.6 66.4
                           
Turkey 48.4 57.5 58.6 60.6 45.4 35.3 31.6 53.9 71.0 50.3 58.2 29.3 37.0
United Kingdom 55.7 76.8 62.3 74.2 54.9 63.0 22.8 37.7 49.6 42.6 41.7 19.0 66.8
United States 57.6 77.5 59.0 79.5 54.4 54.4 22.2 43.1 58.1 38.7 41.6 21.1 52.0
                           
Other reporting countries                          
Argentina3 61.3 77.4 70.4 72.7 61.4 45.5 36.2 50.6 71.4 55.1 70.0 26.9 43.3
Brazil 62.9 77.2 52.6 77.4 58.2 67.8 30.6 40.2 72.6 45.8 46.1 16.6 42.6
China 49.2
Indonesia 47.9
Russian Federation4 60.5
Saudi Arabia 63.5 54.1 74.8 53.6 57.9 61.5 6.7 69.1 81.4 77.0 75.8 44.7 11.5
South Africa 58.7 72.4 61.8 72.5 58.7 82.8 28.9 49.6 64.0 48.2 39.0 36.6 46.3
—Not available.
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 2011 instead of 2012.
4 Data exclude International Standard Classification of Education 1997 (ISCED:97) level 6 (corresponding to doctor's degrees in the United States).
NOTE: Data in this table refer to degrees classified as ISCED:97 level 5A (first and second award) or level 6. ISCED:97 level 5A, first award, corresponds to the bachelor's degree in the United States; ISCED:97 level 5A, second award, corresponds to master's and first-professional degrees in the United States; and ISCED:97 level 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, 2014. (This table was prepared August 2014.)