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Table 601.40. Percentage of 15- to 29-year-olds enrolled in school, by selected levels of education, age, and country: 2013
Country All levels of education1 Secondary education2 Total tertiary education (postsecondary degree programs)3
15 years old 16 years old 17 years old 18 years old 19 years old 20 years old 20 to 29 years old 15 years old 16 years old 17 years old 18 years old 19 years old 20 years old 17 years old 18 years old 19 years old 20 years old
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
OECD average4 97.3 94.4 90.5 75.1 58.4 51.4 28.3 97.0 94.1 88.4 56.6 25.8 12.6 1.6 17.1 30.9 37.3
Australia 100.9 98.3 89.6 74.2 70.2 66.2 34.0 100.8 97.8 82.9 39.1 23.9 19.4 5.6 31.9 42.7 43.5
Austria 94.7 91.0 88.6 74.0 51.2 41.2 26.6 94.7 90.9 74.6 44.0 19.2 8.5 13.3 28.8 30.3 30.9
Belgium 99.6 99.2 98.4 83.4 79.6 77.1 34.2 99.4 99.0 97.2 50.7 26.5 15.3 1.0 30.3 49.1 53.3
Canada 92.7 91.0 79.8 56.2 49.5 44.9 22.0 92.7 90.9 76.9 26.7 11.0 6.6 2.8 29.5 38.5 38.3
Chile 94.7 93.9 89.2 62.8 55.3 51.3 28.4 93.1 93.1 88.6 33.6 10.4 4.0 0.2 29.0 44.7 47.3
                                   
Czech Republic 99.8 97.8 95.6 89.5 72.5 56.6 26.0 99.7 97.8 95.4 88.3 49.3 14.3 0.1 1.2 23.2 42.3
Denmark 99.1 95.1 90.9 86.9 66.0 55.0 44.9 98.9 95.1 90.9 86.4 58.0 32.6 # 0.5 8.0 22.4
Estonia 98.4 97.4 93.6 85.5 65.2 56.4 29.7 98.3 97.4 93.4 79.0 22.7 9.4 0.2 5.6 35.3 39.2
Finland 98.1 94.8 94.8 94.1 50.7 47.6 41.3 98.1 94.8 94.6 93.2 33.8 18.4 0.1 0.9 16.9 29.1
France 98.1 93.7 90.3 77.1 63.9 52.9 21.0 97.4 92.9 87.0 40.0 16.3 6.9 2.6 35.8 46.6 45.4
                                   
Germany 98.2 97.4 93.3 85.0 72.9 62.7 33.5 98.1 96.1 89.5 75.1 40.4 22.6 0.3 4.6 15.1 24.2
Greece
Hungary 97.3 94.2 93.0 84.4 70.3 60.3 27.3 97.1 94.1 92.6 72.3 31.8 13.1 0.3 6.3 23.3 33.7
Iceland 99.1 96.0 90.2 82.5 73.9 54.0 40.4 99.1 96.0 90.1 81.9 69.7 33.2 # 0.5 4.3 20.5
Ireland 101.3 101.3 97.7 106.9 74.1 66.5 22.1 101.2 101.1 89.6 47.1 4.2 1.2 4.4 31.5 56.7 57.1
                                   
Israel 96.6 94.7 89.6 25.7 14.8 15.3 22.2 96.2 94.3 89.2 17.4 1.5 0.8 0.4 8.2 12.8 13.9
Italy 99.6 97.1 91.7 78.6 23.9 39.7 25.2 99.6 96.7 91.0 77.4 21.6 8.0 # # 2.3 30.9
Japan 99.2 96.1 95.6 4.0 1.0 # 99.2 96.1 95.6 3.1 1.0 #
Korea, Republic of 99.7 96.8 96.3 70.3 74.1 70.3 31.4 99.7 96.8 95.2 7.6 0.4 0.1 1.0 62.7 73.8 70.2
Luxembourg5 97.3 86.5 81.9 72.0 50.6 35.0 12.8 97.3 86.5 81.7 69.5 41.7 24.5 0.2 2.3 8.5 9.8
                                   
Mexico 71.1 65.9 57.1 41.1 34.1 30.1 14.0 70.4 65.9 54.4 23.4 10.4 5.6 2.7 17.7 23.7 24.5
Netherlands 99.2 98.5 96.0 86.3 77.5 68.2 31.3 99.1 98.3 89.1 62.7 42.0 27.1 6.8 23.5 35.5 41.1
New Zealand 101.9 102.1 91.9 66.9 58.6 53.6 27.5 101.8 101.2 86.9 28.2 10.4 6.4 2.5 31.4 41.3 42.0
Norway 100.3 95.3 92.7 89.6 57.0 52.5 30.3 100.3 95.3 92.7 89.3 39.5 19.9 # 0.4 17.3 32.2
Poland 96.4 96.7 95.7 92.5 71.7 65.9 33.0 95.8 96.5 95.4 92.3 42.2 12.1 0.1 0.1 24.7 45.0
                                   
Portugal 101.5 100.5 94.8 80.6 65.4 56.5 24.2 99.0 99.2 93.5 53.6 29.1 15.5 0.5 25.6 34.6 39.5
Slovak Republic 97.8 93.2 90.0 84.2 62.8 45.6 20.8 97.1 92.9 89.7 77.7 33.1 5.6 # 3.0 23.6 36.3
Slovenia 97.8 97.5 96.3 92.1 78.2 66.5 33.6 97.8 97.4 96.3 87.6 25.1 8.7 # 4.5 53.0 57.8
Spain 97.3 95.5 91.8 80.2 71.8 63.9 29.3 96.7 95.5 91.6 45.8 28.5 18.2 # 34.0 43.1 45.5
Sweden 99.3 99.7 98.4 96.3 43.0 40.0 34.9 99.3 99.6 98.0 94.9 24.5 13.3 0.2 1.1 16.7 23.9
                                   
Switzerland 97.9 93.2 91.3 84.6 62.8 46.2 26.3 97.8 92.8 90.1 79.7 50.4 24.8 0.4 3.8 11.2 20.1
Turkey 87.8 81.9 73.5 55.2 47.2 51.1 30.9 86.4 80.4 69.9 31.3 7.3 5.8 2.2 23.9 39.9 45.3
United Kingdom 99.1 93.8 90.3 67.2 58.6 53.1 21.0 99.1 93.4 88.0 38.5 19.9 12.9 2.3 28.8 38.7 40.2
United States 98.8 89.4 88.1 69.2 59.9 49.1 26.0 98.8 89.1 86.9 29.6 5.6 # 1.1 38.2 52.0 47.0
                                   
Other reporting countries                                  
Brazil 92.6 88.5 73.7 50.1 40.3 32.9 19.7 89.9 86.3 66.6 33.9 19.5 11.3 4.8 13.1 18.0 19.2
Colombia 82.7 73.6 53.9 41.7 32.9 29.3 16.9 79.5 68.3 39.0 18.7 8.4 4.8 13.6 22.0 23.8 23.9
Indonesia 92.6 80.9 83.2 54.1 43.0 30.5 12.6 92.6 80.9 83.2 46.7 14.2 4.0 # 7.4 28.9 26.5
Latvia 98.7 98.6 98.3 93.0 82.5 58.8 28.2 97.6 98.0 97.4 90.2 43.0 12.7 0.3 2.5 36.7 43.7
Russian Federation 96.4 91.3 92.3 76.7 65.8 52.9 20.1 87.7 58.1 38.2 3.5 0.1 # 39.9 60.7 59.8 50.5
Saudi Arabia 101.1 94.6 90.4 48.0 20.4 15.9 4.8 97.1 94.3 90.1 47.7 20.1 15.7
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
1 In addition to secondary and tertiary education, may include enrollment in the following International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011 education levels that are not shown separately: level 1 (primary or elementary education) and level 4 (nontertiary education that typically corresponds to postsecondary vocational programs below the associate's degree level in the United States).
2 Refers to ISCED 2011 level 2 (lower secondary education) and level 3 (upper secondary education). Secondary education generally corresponds to grades 7-12 in the United States.
3 Total tertiary education corresponds to all postsecondary programs leading to associate's and higher degrees in the United States. Tertiary education includes ISCED 2011 level 5 (corresponding to U.S. programs at the associate's degree level), level 6 (bachelor's or equivalent level), level 7 (master's or equivalent level), and level 8 (doctoral or equivalent level). Enrollment rates may not be directly comparable across countries due to differing definitions of tertiary education and the age at which it begins.
4 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.
5 Tertiary students from Luxembourg generally study for no more than 1 year in Luxembourg and must complete their studies in other countries.
NOTE: For each country, this table shows the number of persons at a given age who are enrolled in that country as a percentage of that country's total population at the specified age. If a country enrolls many residents of other countries, the country’s total population at the specified age can be smaller than the total number enrolled, resulting in enrollment estimates exceeding 100 percent. Conversely, if a country has many residents who are enrolled outside of the country, the country’s enrollment rates may be underestimated. Enrollment estimates can also be affected if population and enrollment data were collected at different times. Includes both full-time and part-time students.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Online Education Database, retrieved April 5, 2016, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared April 2016.)

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