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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: 2016
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 84.9 28.6 72.4 97.4 95.0 89.7 56.5 25.5 4.5 12.2 1.5 18.1 34.0 22.6 39.3 39.3 35.1 16.6
Australia 91.4 43.3 69.9 101.0 101.7 90.4 39.4 21.8 10.5 18.5 5.8 37.9 50.7 28.8 51.1 47.0 41.0 21.9
Austria 78.0 25.8 61.9 93.8 89.2 72.8 42.5 19.3 2.3 8.7 13.4 29.4 31.0 22.6 30.9 31.0 29.3 19.5
Belgium 92.9 29.9 73.4 98.0 97.7 95.8 50.5 27.2 6.0 13.6 1.1 37.8 51.2 21.6 54.0 49.2 40.0 11.5
Canada 78.4 21.6 61.1 101.3 99.4 82.9 23.5 8.5 1.7 4.3 3.1 35.2 43.2 19.9 42.5 39.7 32.2 12.4
Chile 81.4 29.4 64.6 97.0 92.8 92.0 34.3 11.3 1.7 4.5 0.2 30.0 48.3 27.7 50.6 47.8 42.7 20.0
                                     
Czech Republic 90.8 24.5 85.5 99.6 97.6 95.4 87.8 48.0 2.9 14.3 0.2 1.7 24.1 21.6 41.4 40.6 38.0 15.2
Denmark 86.4 43.8 84.7 98.8 94.8 90.6 85.0 55.6 12.4 27.9 # 0.6 7.6 31.3 21.5 35.9 43.9 30.2
Estonia 88.8 26.0 82.1 97.7 96.6 94.3 88.0 36.5 3.8 14.9 0.1 1.4 27.3 19.8 34.5 36.2 31.9 15.4
Finland 86.9 41.1 83.5 98.3 95.9 96.0 95.0 35.3 12.9 19.7 0.1 1.0 14.9 27.8 27.3 35.4 39.5 25.1
France 85.3 21.4 65.9 96.3 93.9 88.0 34.6 12.4 1.6 5.6 2.8 41.8 50.9 19.6 47.5 41.0 34.7 10.7
                                     
Germany 86.2 33.3 75.8 97.4 93.5 87.9 65.1 38.6 5.8 21.5 0.5 7.4 19.3 22.7 27.5 30.4 30.5 20.3
Greece 84.0 35.9 60.8 95.7 91.8 92.9 15.6 8.7 1.7 5.3 1.0 48.2 54.3 30.5 55.9 54.1 43.6 22.3
Hungary 83.9 22.9 73.3 96.3 93.5 88.0 67.7 27.9 2.6 10.8 0.4 4.9 20.7 17.2 28.7 29.5 28.4 12.4
Iceland 86.8 36.0 86.0 99.0 95.9 88.6 81.2 66.9 11.6 30.8 0.0 0.2 3.3 23.7 18.2 30.6 33.1 22.1
Ireland 93.5 27.1 68.5 101.6 100.4 89.9 41.6 4.6 0.6 1.5 3.3 28.1 55.4 21.3 55.7 50.2 35.3 10.8
                                     
Israel 66.2 20.4 61.6 96.9 96.1 91.5 16.0 1.9 0.1 0.9 0.6 8.7 13.7 20.2 15.0 15.9 18.8 21.8
Italy 83.4 22.0 76.2 97.3 94.3 91.7 77.8 20.4 1.3 6.8 # 2.5 32.9 20.8 37.1 36.6 31.8 15.1
Japan 57.8 96.9 96.5 93.0 2.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Korea, Republic of 86.9 30.3 58.6 100.9 95.9 96.0 9.3 0.3 # 0.1 0.6 61.0 72.9 30.3 68.7 64.4 50.9 16.5
Latvia 92.5 27.7 83.2 97.9 96.2 97.3 88.6 36.5 3.0 12.6 0.4 4.1 37.2 23.4 46.6 46.5 41.1 16.6
                                     
Lithuania 93.9 30.0 79.8 100.5 100.1 98.2 83.4 21.7 2.1 6.1 0.4 9.2 49.4 24.8 54.0 53.6 43.1 14.9
Luxembourg 75.9 13.0 75.2 92.3 90.1 82.5 71.7 41.2 5.6 24.9 # 0.6 2.2 6.8 7.7 8.7 10.7 6.0
Mexico 59.3 16.7 49.2 82.0 72.0 57.4 23.0 11.1 3.7 5.8 3.1 20.3 26.7 13.0 27.8 26.4 20.8 7.4
Netherlands 93.1 35.2 79.0 99.6 98.9 89.7 63.0 42.7 8.8 27.9 7.5 25.4 38.3 26.4 44.1 44.8 41.3 19.4
New Zealand 80.8 26.1 62.4 97.9 97.8 85.5 26.7 8.7 2.9 4.8 2.1 31.5 40.7 20.5 42.4 37.3 28.4 13.9
                                     
Norway 87.2 31.4 82.9 100.0 94.9 92.9 89.9 38.5 5.2 20.0 0.1 0.4 19.9 25.8 35.8 41.7 38.9 20.6
Poland 92.9 29.2 83.6 95.1 95.3 94.5 92.9 44.0 2.2 10.2 1.2 2.4 34.9 23.6 46.5 46.5 44.3 15.6
Portugal 88.5 23.0 74.4 96.0 97.0 97.0 52.8 26.2 3.7 12.5 0.5 28.2 38.0 18.9 40.3 38.2 32.0 11.4
Slovak Republic 83.6 19.0 76.6 96.9 92.2 88.4 75.7 32.9 1.0 5.8 0.2 3.1 21.7 17.2 34.3 34.3 32.7 11.3
Slovenia 93.3 34.4 81.6 97.3 96.9 96.2 90.6 30.0 7.8 17.0 0.0 2.2 53.6 26.6 57.3 55.8 49.8 16.8
                                     
Spain 87.2 31.7 70.3 96.2 95.7 89.5 42.8 25.9 6.4 16.9 # 37.2 46.7 24.9 49.3 49.0 40.5 16.9
Sweden 87.5 34.4 83.6 101.2 101.0 98.6 94.7 26.2 9.4 16.4 0.2 0.9 15.2 20.7 22.8 28.2 29.4 18.2
Switzerland 85.1 26.9 81.4 97.6 92.8 90.5 79.4 49.3 5.9 24.8 0.3 3.6 11.2 20.3 20.7 26.9 29.9 18.2
Turkey 71.0 40.3 59.4 90.4 83.0 76.8 34.0 10.9 5.6 9.5 0.5 18.0 40.4 34.7 49.2 50.1 47.7 28.4
United Kingdom 85.3 23.6 69.1 99.9 99.5 91.6 38.5 21.6 9.3 15.0 2.3 32.7 42.4 14.3 43.1 31.2 19.2 7.6
United States 82.5 24.5 63.7 100.3 97.5 86.5 29.6 4.8 0.0 0.0 1.1 37.4 51.6 23.3 46.6 42.4 33.5 16.0
                                     
Other reporting
   countries
                                   
China 3.5 21.8 35.0 8.1 36.3 28.7 17.4 2.0
Russian Federation5 84.1 17.7 36.3 84.7 54.9 38.6 3.1 0.1 # # 40.2 64.8 63.1 17.2 54.3 46.0 32.8 9.6
—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 Data for total tertiary education include some vocational education programs at the upper secondary level (ISCED 2011 level 3).
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 October 2, 2018, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared October 2018.)

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