Educational Attainment by Country

Data is segmented by gender and includes literacy rate, the current primary completion rate, and the percent of adults who completed primary, secondary, and college.

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Compare countries on key indicators across 21 categories & 120+ subcategories.


Country % of firms identifying an inadequately educated workforce as a major constraint Adult literacy rate Female primary completion rate Male primary completion rate Primary completion rate Young adult literacy rate Young men literacy rate Young women literacy rate
1) Afghanistan
52.5
2) Albania
6.4
97.2
3) Algeria
105.4
105.7
105.5
4) Andorra
100
5) Angola
66
73
79.8
66.4
6) Antigua and Barbuda
98.95
7) Argentina
98
111.2
109.2
110.2
99.2
99.1
99.4
8) Armenia
6.4
9) Austria
98.2
98.3
98.3
10) Azerbaijan
0.5
99.7
91.6
92.3
92
99.9
100
99.9
11) Bangladesh
15.7
72.7
79.9
78
81.9
12) Belarus
17.9
99.6
99.9
99.8
13) Belgium
92.4
87.9
90.1
14) Belize
109.8
108.5
109.1
15) Benin
32.9
68.4
82.9
75.7
16) Bermuda
88.3
89.6
88.9
17) Bhutan
14.4
57
100.7
96.1
98.4
18) Bolivia
92.4
89.7
89
89.4
99
99.2
98.8
19) Bosnia Herzegovina
7.4
96.9
99.7
99.7
99.7
20) Botswana
87.321
99.2
96.3
97.7
96
94.2
97.9
21) Brazil
91.7
98.6
98.2
99
22) British Virgin Islands
88.3
23) Brunei
97.2
98.5
97.9
99.8
99.8
99.7
24) Bulgaria
15.3
96.2
97.6
96.9
25) Burkina Faso
34.5
62.9
62.6
62.7
26) Burundi
8.8
61.5
72.4
67.5
70
27) Cambodia
27.3
94.7
99.9
97.3
28) Cameroon
67.6
76.4
72
29) Cape Verde
86.7
93.6
95.8
94.7
98.1
97.9
98.4
30) Central African Republic
35.2
55.6
45.3
31) Chad
22.3
30.1
47.3
38.8
48.9
53.8
44
32) Chile
96.2
96.3
97
96.7
33) China
2.3
34) Colombia
94.2
35) Comoros
76.553
75.8
71.9
73.8
86.4
86.3
86.5
36) Congo
77.4
68.6
73
37) Cook Islands
102.1
96.6
99.3
38) Costa Rica
90.8
89.3
90
39) Croatia
7.4
92.9
93.5
93.2
40) Cuba
99.7
94.3
92.1
93.2
100
100
100
41) Cyprus
99.7
100.4
100.1
42) Czech Republic
19.5
101.8
100.1
101
43) DR Congo
26.7
77
64.9
79.9
72.4
44) Denmark
100.1
99.1
99.6
45) Djibouti
18.8
55.4
65.7
60.6
46) Dominica
102.5
102.8
102.7
47) Dominican Republic
91.9
91
89.7
90.4
97.5
96.8
98.3
48) Ecuador
94.3
111.3
109.9
110.6
98.6
98.6
98.6
49) Egypt
11.7
75
110.2
110.7
110.5
89.3
92.4
86.1
50) El Salvador
87.9
101.2
100.1
100.6
51) Equatorial Guinea
94.774
55.3
54.3
54.8
98.1
97.7
98.5
52) Eritrea
71.598
91
93.2
88.7
53) Estonia
5
98.4
98.4
98.4
54) Ethiopia
3.4
55) Fiji
104.5
102.8
103.6
56) Finland
98.1
100
99.1
57) Gabon
82.2
88.5
87.4
89.4
58) Gambia
41.9
72.1
69
70.5
69.4
73.4
65.5
59) Georgia
9.9
99.5
109.9
107.5
108.6
99.8
99.7
99.9
60) Germany
98
98.6
98.3
61) Ghana
15.3
95.7
97.6
96.7
62) Greece
97.474
101.5
101.1
101.3
99.4
99.4
99.3
63) Greenland
100
64) Grenada
91.1
97.7
94.5
65) Guadeloupe
99.9
99.9
99.9
66) Guatemala
81.2
84.5
86.7
85.6
93.7
95.5
91.9
67) Guinea
32
55.6
68.2
62
68) Guinea Bissau
45.5
74.3
79.7
68.9
69) Guyana
85.6
90.2
81.1
85.3
70) Honduras
88.9
95.9
90.3
93.1
95
94
96
71) Hong Kong
94.9
97.5
96.2
72) Hungary
10.1
99.048
98.4
98.3
98.3
99.4
99.3
99.5
73) Iceland
100.2
93.2
96.7
74) India
9.4
75) Indonesia
10.8
95.3
106.6
102.6
104.5
76) Iran
84.7
104.8
103.1
103.9
98
98.3
97.7
77) Iraq
43.6
82.2
83.7
80.6
78) Israel
12.2
102.6
101.5
102
79) Italy
99.071
98.5
99.2
98.8
99.9
99.9
99.9
80) Ivory Coast
43.9
53.5
67.4
60.5
48.3
58.3
38.8
81) Jamaica
87.903
95.9
93.3
98.6
82) Japan
102
102.1
102.1
83) Jordan
9.5
97.8
99.1
99
99.2
84) Kazakhstan
13.1
103.1
101.4
102.2
85) Kenya
29.7
78.7
86) Kuwait
95.6
98.8
98.7
98.8
87) Kyrgyzstan
33.5
102.3
103.6
103
88) Laos
16.4
99.5
102.4
101
89) Latvia
26.7
106.3
105.9
106.1
90) Lebanon
15.3
87.4
91.2
89.3
91) Lesotho
76.6
83.9
64.4
74.1
92) Liberia
54
63.5
58.8
93) Libya
90.258
99.9
99.9
99.9
94) Liechtenstein
99
105.3
102.2
95) Lithuania
39.9
95.8
96.9
96.4
96) Luxembourg
86.2
84.4
85.3
97) Macau
96.5
98) Macedonia
14
97.635
99) Madagascar
10.5
71.5
70.2
66.7
68.5
100) Malawi
11.9
62.1
75.4
75.2
75.3