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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 603.70. Percentage of degrees at the bachelor's level and above awarded in science and mathematics, information technologies, and engineering, by field of study, level of degree, and country: 2015
Country Total1 Natural sciences, mathematics, and statistics Information and communication technologies Engineering, manufacturing, and construction
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral 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 11 12 13
OECD average2 22.3   22.7 45.9 5.7   6.3 24.8 3.5   3.0 4.5 13.1   13.5 16.9
Australia 17.8   19.0 41.9 7.9   3.1 22.0 3.1   6.5 3.8 6.9   9.5 16.1
Austria 26.5   24.4 47.2 8.4   7.1 20.1 4.3   4.4 5.3 13.8   13.0 21.8
Belgium 14.3 3 20.6 47.6 2.9 3 5.3 28.7 1.5 3 0.6 0.1 9.9 3 14.6 18.8
Canada 20.1   26.4 51.6 10.1   7.8 27.5 1.8   4.0 3.7 8.2   14.5 20.5
Chile 22.5   7.5 54.9 1.1   1.9 37.9 3.9   1.0 1.6 17.5   4.7 15.3
                                 
Czech Republic 23.5   26.4 48.8 4.8   4.7 22.3 4.5   4.1 3.1 14.3   17.6 23.4
Denmark 16.0   24.2 42.0 3.7   7.0 18.2 3.2   6.6 # 9.1   10.6 23.8
Estonia 23.1   31.4 56.7 5.6   8.6 30.8 5.3   4.1 7.7 12.2   18.6 18.3
Finland 27.7   28.3 44.4 3.3   6.7 17.8 6.5   6.8 7.6 17.9   14.8 19.0
France 20.9   27.1 61.9 9.5   7.0 42.5 3.6   3.5 5.6 7.7   16.6 13.8
                                 
Germany 37.4   34.5 45.6 6.5   12.5 29.0 5.0   4.0 3.8 25.9   18.1 12.8
Greece        
Hungary 22.9   20.8 43.0 4.1   3.8 24.5 2.4   1.6 5.6 16.4   15.4 12.9
Iceland        
Ireland 27.3   18.7 46.6 9.1   5.4 28.7 6.3   7.7 4.9 11.9   5.6 13.0
                                 
Israel 20.5   12.7 59.4 4.2   6.4 45.7 4.9   1.3 4.6 11.4   5.0 9.1
Italy 24.6   26.3 46.7 7.9   7.7 24.8 4.6   1.6 6.4 12.0   17.0 15.5
Japan4 20.2   42.2 38.5 3.5   10.2 15.5   16.7   32.0 23.0
Korea, Republic of 32.3   22.9 39.5 7.3   5.5 13.4 2.1   1.4 1.1 22.8   16.1 25.0
Latvia 21.9   20.6 45.9 3.8   4.7 21.2 4.3   4.0 3.5 13.9   12.0 21.2
                                 
Luxembourg 13.3   11.3 55.1 3.0   4.5 22.4 3.4   4.8 26.2 6.9   2.0 6.5
Mexico 27.9   11.1 28.2 3.1   3.0 12.5 1.9   1.0 1.1 22.9   7.1 14.6
Netherlands 14.3   17.3 4.0   8.1 2.3   1.9 7.9   7.3
New Zealand 19.7   26.4 48.2 7.4   9.3 27.4 5.4   1.8 4.3 6.9   15.4 16.5
Norway 15.1   24.1 38.2 3.3   7.4 27.6 3.4   3.2 1.6 8.4   13.5 8.9
                                 
Poland 21.9   22.7 39.8 3.5   4.9 22.4 3.5   2.2 2.2 14.9   15.6 15.2
Portugal 25.2   32.0 39.8 5.6   6.6 15.2 1.2   0.8 3.7 18.4   24.6 20.9
Slovak Republic 21.9   19.7 40.0 5.6   5.0 16.6 3.8   2.0 2.9 12.5   12.7 20.5
Slovenia 25.0   22.2 40.0 6.0   5.6 16.8 3.6   2.4 4.4 15.5   14.2 18.8
Spain 23.8   23.8 51.7 5.4   6.5 37.7 2.9   1.9 6.4 15.5   15.4 7.6
                                 
Sweden 18.0   29.9 51.9 3.4   4.6 20.9 3.7   2.0 4.8 10.9   23.3 26.2
Switzerland 23.7   22.7 49.4 4.1   9.0 31.0 2.7   1.5 3.2 16.9   12.1 15.2
Turkey 17.3   16.4 36.6 5.5   6.0 18.5 0.3   0.8 0.1 11.6   9.6 18.0
United Kingdom 28.7   20.4 46.6 16.3   7.9 28.7 3.9   2.9 3.8 8.4   9.6 14.1
United States 19.5   14.4 42.0 9.6   3.8 23.7 3.4   3.7 2.8 6.5   6.9 15.4
                                 
Other reporting
countries
                               
Brazil 14.5   28.7 31.7 2.0   11.5 15.6 3.3   2.4 1.6 9.2   14.8 14.6
Colombia 23.1   11.7 44.6 1.7   1.1 22.7 4.2   3.9 3.2 17.3   6.7 18.7
Costa Rica 13.8   7.1 8.5 1.4   2.5 8.5 4.4   3.1 # 7.9   1.4 #
India 30.8   32.0 40.0 13.3   12.2 26.6 5.3   13.6 1.5 12.2   6.3 11.9
Indonesia 16.4   10.7 5.2 2.7   2.5 1.8 5.6   2.3 0.5 8.2   6.0 2.9
Lithuania 24.1   19.5 44.4 3.4   4.7 22.1 1.9   1.6 1.9 18.7   13.2 20.4
Russian Federation 24.6   26.4 41.1 3.5   2.6 15.5 5.3   3.9 6.9 15.8   20.0 18.8
—Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Includes natural sciences, mathematics, and statistics; information and communication technologies; 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 Includes degrees at the associate's level (International Standard Classification of Education 2011 level 5) in addition to degrees at the bachelor's or equivalent level (ISCED 2011 level 6).
4 Data on information and communication technologies are included in other fields.
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). Degree fields were classified using ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F 2013). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Online Education Database, retrieved February 5, 2018, from https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared February 2018.)