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Digest of Education Statistics: 2016
Digest of Education Statistics: 2016

NCES 2017-094
February 2018


Table 603.70. Percentage of degrees at the bachelor's level and above awarded in mathematics, science, and engineering, by field of study, level of degree, and country: 2014
  Total, all mathematics, science, and engineering fields1 Life and physical sciences, mathematics/statistics, and computer science Engineering, manufacturing, and construction
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
OECD average2 21.9   21.2 44.0 8.7   8.4 27.0 13.2   12.8 17.0
Australia 16.6   16.8 40.2 9.7   7.7 23.6 6.9   9.1 16.6
Austria 26.7   26.3 48.1 12.8   10.4 24.5 13.9   15.9 23.6
Belgium 15.9   22.0 45.5 4.5   7.1 22.0 11.4   14.9 23.5
Canada3 21.6   19.0 56.1 13.4   9.7 36.9 8.2   9.3 19.2
Chile 23.4   6.3 51.0 5.7   2.8 35.2 17.7   3.5 15.8
                         
Czech Republic 22.3   24.1 49.4 10.1   9.3 28.3 12.2   14.8 21.1
Denmark 16.9   23.2 39.7 7.0   11.3 17.5 9.9   11.9 22.2
Estonia 20.9   29.7 54.0 9.8   12.3 37.6 11.1   17.4 16.4
Finland 27.1   27.3 41.4 5.7   8.8 18.9 21.4   18.5 22.5
France 19.9   27.0 60.7 12.4   9.9 47.1 7.5   17.1 13.6
                         
Germany 35.8   32.0 43.0 11.7   16.1 31.9 24.1   15.9 11.1
Greece 29.4   29.0 39.6 11.0   14.5 17.7 18.4   14.5 21.9
Hungary 19.9   19.6 37.3 5.8   5.9 26.2 14.1   13.7 11.1
Iceland3  18.7   11.6 43.7 8.5   5.2 38.2 10.2   6.4 5.5
Ireland 26.6   16.1 45.4 13.0   11.0 35.3 13.6   5.1 10.1
                         
Israel 20.0   11.2 58.0 7.6   6.5 49.0 12.4   4.7 9.0
Italy 22.2   23.2 45.2 7.5   6.4 25.7 14.7   16.8 19.5
Japan 20.1   42.0 38.4 3.4   10.0 15.6 16.7   32.0 22.8
Korea, Republic of 33.0   22.1 38.9 9.7   5.4 13.5 23.3   16.7 25.4
Latvia 21.8   19.4 41.6 6.7   7.2 17.4 15.1   12.2 24.2
                         
Luxembourg 16.5   10.6 50.0 8.0   7.2 40.2 8.5   3.4 9.8
Mexico 28.5   10.9 27.6 5.5   4.2 14.1 23.0   6.7 13.5
Netherlands 14.3   14.3 32.0 6.2   6.7 13.8 8.1   7.6 18.2
New Zealand 18.8   26.5 47.8 12.2   12.1 32.1 6.6   14.4 15.7
Norway 13.3   22.0 39.5 5.8   9.7 29.1 7.5   12.3 10.4
                         
Poland 18.7   19.5 38.6 6.6   6.6 22.0 12.1   12.9 16.6
Portugal 24.3   27.7 41.6 6.7   8.0 21.8 17.6   19.7 19.8
Slovak Republic 20.3   19.7 38.3 7.9   6.9 17.6 12.4   12.8 20.7
Slovenia 26.0   23.0 40.5 11.2   7.8 23.7 14.8   15.2 16.8
Spain 23.3   20.9 46.9 7.3   8.6 36.0 16.0   12.3 10.9
                         
Sweden 17.1   30.2 50.2 6.5   7.0 24.5 10.6   23.2 25.7
Switzerland 21.8   22.2 46.1 5.9   10.1 30.5 15.9   12.1 15.6
Turkey 18.7   14.9 35.2 7.5   6.3 18.8 11.2   8.6 16.4
United Kingdom 29.0   19.8 46.6 20.6   10.6 32.5 8.4   9.2 14.1
United States 17.5   12.6 42.0 11.2   6.1 26.6 6.3   6.5 15.4
                         
Other reporting
      countries
                       
Brazil 14.1   28.0 31.9 5.5   13.0 18.0 8.6   15.0 13.9
Colombia 26.7   8.7 45.2 2.3   2.4 20.5 24.4   6.3 24.7
Costa Rica 13.9   5.0 9.7 6.7   3.7 9.7 7.2   1.3 #
Indonesia 21.1 4  9.6 13.0 11.7 4  5.3 6.0 9.4 4  4.3 7.0
Lithuania 23.1   19.1 46.7 5.4   6.3 23.1 17.7   12.8 23.6
Russian Federation 26.0   23.0 22.5 11.0   5.6 18.6 15.0   17.4 3.9
Saudi Arabia 45.3   6.1 59.6 39.0   5.1 44.2 6.3   1.0 15.4
#Rounds to zero.
1 Includes life science; physical science; mathematics/statistics; computer science; and engineering, manufacturing, and construction.
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 2013 instead of 2014.
4 Degrees at the associate's level (International Standard Classification of Education 2011 level 5) are included.
NOTE: Data in this table refer to degrees classified as International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011 level 6 (bachelor's or equivalent degree), ISCED 2011 level 7 (master's or equivalent degree), and ISCED 2011 level 8 (doctoral or equivalent degree). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Online Education Database, retrieved May 9, 2017, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx; and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared May 2017.)