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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: 2015
Country All levels of education1 Secondary education2 Total tertiary education (postsecondary degree programs)3
15 to 19 years old 20 to 29 years old 15 to 19 years old 20 to 29 years old 17 years old 18 years old 19 years old 20 to 29 years old
Total 15 years old 16 years old 17 years old 18 years old 19 years old Total 20 years old Total 20 years old 21 years old 22 years old 23 to 29 years old
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
OECD average4 84.6 28.7 72.7 96.7 94.9 89.6 57.7 26.6 4.9 12.9 1.8 17.0 32.6 22.5 38.5 38.7 35.1 16.6
Australia 92.1 44.5 69.9 101.9 101.2 89.4 39.4 22.8 11.2 19.3 6.5 38.9 50.1 28.8 50.7 47.4 40.7 21.8
Austria 79.8 26.1 63.5 94.7 91.0 75.2 44.4 19.5 2.3 8.8 13.5 29.4 31.6 22.9 30.8 31.0 29.6 19.8
Belgium 91.7 29.7 72.8 97.9 97.3 95.5 49.1 25.7 5.8 12.5 1.2 37.1 50.5 21.8 53.0 48.3 38.8 11.8
Canada 72.2 22.4 56.1 92.3 91.8 76.9 22.3 8.3 2.9 6.3 2.9 32.2 40.2 19.5 40.8 38.5 31.5 12.1
Chile 80.2 29.2 63.8 93.2 93.9 90.0 35.5 10.8 1.6 4.4 0.2 29.7 46.5 27.5 50.0 46.6 42.1 19.9
                                     
Czech Republic 90.7 25.4 85.3 99.2 97.9 95.4 87.8 49.4 3.1 14.9 0.2 1.6 23.6 22.3 41.3 41.5 39.1 15.5
Denmark 86.9 45.5 85.1 99.0 95.0 90.7 86.2 57.1 13.6 30.3 # 0.5 7.7 31.9 22.7 36.8 43.9 30.7
Estonia 89.2 28.0 82.2 98.6 97.2 94.3 88.9 35.8 3.1 12.7 0.2 1.3 26.2 21.6 35.9 37.5 34.8 16.9
Finland 86.8 41.4 83.3 97.9 95.9 95.6 94.5 36.1 13.0 20.4 0.1 0.9 15.5 27.9 27.9 36.0 38.7 25.3
France 85.2 21.0 66.1 97.2 93.4 88.0 36.3 13.2 1.6 5.8 2.8 39.9 49.8 19.2 47.3 40.7 33.9 10.5
                                     
Germany 88.4 34.2 78.0 98.9 95.6 89.4 71.1 35.6 6.1 21.7 0.3 6.8 18.9 23.0 27.5 30.5 30.7 20.6
Greece 61.1 92.6 92.6 94.8 16.4 10.0 2.9 7.9
Hungary 85.0 23.7 73.8 97.0 93.2 88.9 69.0 30.2 2.8 11.7 0.4 5.1 20.5 17.7 28.8 30.9 29.1 12.7
Iceland 87.7 38.1 86.9 99.4 95.9 89.5 81.2 70.1 12.6 31.8 0.0 0.3 3.2 24.7 18.3 31.4 34.0 23.3
Ireland 97.2 29.8 71.9 102.5 101.6 90.8 45.7 3.2 0.9 0.5 3.7 30.8 61.4 22.9 65.3 58.9 46.9 11.0
                                     
Israel 66.1 21.7 61.5 96.6 95.6 90.4 17.4 1.5 0.1 0.5 0.5 8.4 13.4 20.5 14.9 15.4 19.0 22.3
Italy 83.9 21.8 76.8 97.7 95.0 92.3 78.7 20.6 1.6 7.3 # 2.1 32.4 20.1 36.6 36.3 31.3 14.3
Japan
Korea, Republic of 86.4 30.9 57.8 96.6 97.9 95.1 8.8 0.3 # 0.1 1.2 61.3 73.4 30.9 68.8 64.1 51.4 17.0
Latvia 91.9 27.6 81.9 97.7 98.4 94.7 86.7 37.5 3.6 13.9 0.6 3.7 36.9 22.9 44.6 44.4 39.5 16.0
                                     
Luxembourg 76.0 13.1 75.3 94.9 88.8 83.5 68.0 42.1 5.4 25.2 0.0 0.4 2.6 7.0 7.0 9.9 11.7 6.0
Mexico 57.3 14.9 48.0 76.8 70.7 56.4 23.7 11.4 3.8 6.1 3.0 18.5 24.8 11.2 25.5 23.7 18.8 5.8
Netherlands 93.6 35.6 79.0 99.6 98.9 90.1 63.5 42.6 9.0 28.0 7.8 26.4 38.7 26.6 44.7 45.2 40.9 19.4
New Zealand 81.8 28.9 62.9 97.1 98.2 85.2 28.4 10.1 3.5 5.9 2.4 31.5 42.1 22.4 43.9 39.9 30.3 15.4
Norway 86.6 30.9 82.7 100.1 94.8 92.9 89.2 37.9 5.1 19.3 # 0.3 18.2 25.4 35.2 40.0 38.6 20.3
                                     
Poland 92.9 29.3 83.4 95.3 95.5 95.0 93.1 42.0 2.5 11.1 1.1 2.0 35.8 23.4 46.1 47.1 44.8 15.2
Portugal 89.1 23.5 75.4 97.0 98.3 97.6 54.0 28.0 4.3 14.7 0.4 25.6 34.7 18.4 39.0 37.2 31.5 11.2
Slovak Republic 84.5 19.9 77.0 97.0 93.0 88.9 76.1 33.1 1.0 5.5 0.1 3.0 23.6 18.1 35.3 35.4 33.7 11.8
Slovenia 94.1 31.8 82.4 97.2 98.0 100.0 92.0 27.6 4.2 11.6 0.0 3.3 53.0 27.6 58.9 56.1 51.5 17.9
Spain 87.1 31.6 70.5 96.1 95.4 89.9 43.4 27.1 6.6 17.5 # 36.4 45.6 24.5 49.2 48.1 40.0 16.5
                                     
Sweden 86.3 34.8 82.0 99.5 99.1 97.9 94.6 26.1 9.5 15.1 0.2 1.0 16.1 21.0 23.7 27.7 29.1 18.5
Switzerland 85.7 27.0 81.7 97.7 93.1 90.8 79.7 49.7 5.9 24.8 0.3 3.9 11.8 20.4 20.9 27.4 30.0 18.2
Turkey 69.7 37.8 58.5 89.8 84.2 73.7 27.9 13.9 5.6 10.2 0.6 17.8 38.6 32.2 47.3 48.8 45.5 25.6
United Kingdom 84.3 20.9 71.8 99.1 107.3 98.5 39.5 19.0 5.7 12.2 1.0 21.3 38.0 15.1 41.4 33.1 22.2 8.3
United States 81.5 24.9 62.3 100.7 90.3 89.3 27.9 5.7 0.0 0.0 1.1 37.9 51.7 23.7 47.1 42.5 33.5 16.4
                                     
Other reporting
      countries
                                   
Brazil 68.5 21.6 58.5 87.6 86.2 65.7 32.3 18.1 4.5 10.4 5.0 14.2 19.3 15.1 20.8 23.0 20.3 12.2
China 64.2 8.5 52.5 76.6 77.2 70.8 36.2 10.3 0.9 3.1 3.2 19.5 31.8 7.6 31.8 26.1 15.4 2.0
Colombia 58.8 18.9 45.9 88.2 72.2 40.4 19.9 9.3 2.1 5.0 7.5 20.2 26.7 16.5 27.9 26.6 23.4 12.3
Costa Rica 57.2 7.2 56.2 89.7 80.1 58.1 35.2 20.7 6.5 15.0
Indonesia 78.4 8.9 69.7 96.4 87.3 74.5 49.8 38.2 1.4 9.8 0.0 21.2 20.6 7.6 18.6 16.6 13.5 3.6
Lithuania 94.2 30.9 80.1 99.9 99.8 97.8 86.0 22.6 2.3 6.0 0.4 7.7 49.8 25.6 54.2 52.5 42.7 15.2
Russian Federation 83.8 18.2 35.8 86.2 56.1 39.7 3.1 0.1 # # 41.4 60.6 59.7 17.7 53.4 47.2 32.1 10.2
Saudi Arabia 93.8 23.5 73.3 107.6 99.4 99.8 35.9 19.7 4.6 16.6 # 50.4 48.6 18.7 35.9 37.0 33.9 12.3
—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.
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 November 2, 2017, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared September 2017.)

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