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Education: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-5120 - © OECD 2010

 Tertiary education graduation rates
 Percentage of graduates to the population at the typical age of graduation
 Percentages
 
 
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Australia
35.7
 
44.5
 
49.3
 
49.8
 
50.8
 
49.7
 
49.8
 
..
 
 
Austria
15.3
 
17.4
 
17.7
 
18.9
 
20.4
 
20.4
 
21.5
 
22.1
 
 
Belgium
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Canada
27.2
 
26.9
 
27.4
 
28.2
 
29.2
 
34.7
 
30.6
 
..
 
 
Czech Republic
13.8
 
14.2
 
15.2
 
16.8
 
20.0
 
24.9
 
29.0
 
34.9
 
 
Denmark
37.3
 
39.3
 
41.3
 
42.7
 
44.5
 
45.5
 
44.6
 
47.3
 
 
Finland
40.8
 
45.5
 
48.7
 
47.7
 
47.3
 
48.1
 
47.5
 
48.5
 
 
France
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Germany
18.4
 
18.1
 
18.1
 
18.3
 
19.2
 
19.9
 
21.2
 
23.4
 
 
Greece
14.5
 
15.7
 
18.4
 
20.3
 
24.4
 
24.9
 
20.4
 
17.7
 
 
Hungary
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
28.8
 
36.2
 
30.3
 
29.4
 
 
Iceland
33.2
 
38.4
 
41.2
 
45.2
 
51.1
 
56.3
 
62.8
 
63.1
 
 
Ireland
30.5
 
29.3
 
32.0
 
36.8
 
38.7
 
38.2
 
39.1
 
45.0
 
 
Italy
19.0
 
21.5
 
25.2
 
..
 
36.1
 
41.0
 
39.4
 
35.0
 
 
Japan
29.4
 
32.1
 
33.1
 
33.7
 
35.1
 
36.1
 
38.6
 
38.8
 
 
Korea
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Luxembourg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Mexico
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Netherlands
35.1
 
35.4
 
36.7
 
38.2
 
40.2
 
42.1
 
43.0
 
42.8
 
 
New Zealand
50.3
 
50.7
 
45.8
 
49.3
 
50.4
 
51.3
 
51.9
 
47.6
 
 
Norway
37.4
 
40.4
 
38.2
 
39.4
 
44.7
 
40.7
 
42.6
 
43.4
 
 
Poland
34.4
 
39.8
 
42.6
 
44.0
 
44.5
 
45.1
 
47.3
 
49.0
 
 
Portugal
23.2
 
27.6
 
30.1
 
32.6
 
32.1
 
32.3
 
32.9
 
42.6
 
 
Slovak Republic
..
 
..
 
22.8
 
25.2
 
27.7
 
30.1
 
34.6
 
38.9
 
 
Spain
30.4
 
31.5
 
32.3
 
32.3
 
32.9
 
32.7
 
32.9
 
32.4
 
 
Sweden
28.1
 
29.0
 
32.1
 
35.1
 
37.3
 
37.7
 
40.6
 
39.9
 
 
Switzerland
11.9
 
18.7
 
20.9
 
21.6
 
26.1
 
27.4
 
29.8
 
31.4
 
 
Turkey
8.8
 
9.4
 
10.3
 
10.5
 
10.8
 
11.2
 
15.2
 
..
 
 
United Kingdom
37.4
 
36.9
 
36.9
 
38.2
 
39.1
 
39.4
 
39.0
 
38.7
 
 
United States
34.4
 
32.7
 
32.4
 
31.9
 
33.2
 
34.2
 
35.5
 
36.5
 
Last updated: 14 June 2010
Source: OECD Factbook 2010
 

This table includes data on tertiary graduation rates, tertiary type-A level. The table is part of the key tables collection on education.

Years covered:
2000-2007

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China, People’s Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Africa