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Global Education Statistics

Global education data


Global education data shows that enrolment in tertiary education has increased over the past 40+ years. 


Data per country/region shows the following percentages of the total population that are enrolled in tertiary education. 


Where does your country rank? 


  • North America – almost 90%

  • Australia – almost 90% 

  • Europe and Central Asia – just over 60%

  • Thailand – approximately 50% 

  • Indonesia – approximately 30-35% 

  • Vietnam – approximately 30-35%

  • Malaysia – approximately 30-35%


Source: World Bank. “Gross enrolment ratio in tertiary education”, in Our World in Data. (Presents data from 1970-2014.)


Charted, the figures are as follows: 

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