OECD, EU, G20 World Tertiary Education Rates

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Tertiary Education

Tertiary education data for 46* countries (OECD, EU, Eurozone, G20 and G7) from 2005 to 2018

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  • Supplementary information for country based analysis
  • Benchmarking between countries based on given indicators
  • Trends on different educational fields and levels

DOCUMENTATION

OECD, EU, G20 World Tertiary Education Rates

Overview

Tertiary education, also referred to as third-level, third-stage or postsecondary education, is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education.

Governments are increasingly looking to international comparisons of education opportunities and outcomes as they develop policies to enhance individuals' social and economic prospects, provide incentives for greater efficiency in schooling, and help to mobilise resources to meet rising demands. The OECD Directorate for Education and Skills contributes to these efforts by developing and analysing the quantitative, internationally comparable indicators that it publishes annually in Education at a Glance. Together with OECD country policy reviews, these indicators can be used to assist governments in building more effective and equitable education systems.

Some highlights from the latest edition "Education at a Glance 2019":

  • Demand for tertiary education is still strong despite a larger supply of graduates
  • Education systems have facilitated access to tertiary education yet some gaps remain
  • Transitions from upper secondary education and tertiary admissions systems influence progression through education
  • Increased funding has sustained the expansion of tertiary education
  • Graduation rates from upper secondary education have increased over the past decade
  • The teaching profession still struggles to attract new recruits

Country Coverage

46 * countries are covered: all 37 OECD countries, 22 (out of 27) European Union countries
(exc. Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, and Romania), 17 (out of 19) Eurozone countries (exc. Cyprus and, Malta), all G20 countries and all G7 countries

Metric Coverage

In this data product, you will have 5 key indicators covered related to the tertiary education:

  1. Population with Tertiary Education (PWTE) is defined as those having completed the highest level of education, by age group (includes both theoretical programmes leading to advanced research or high skill professions such as medicine and more vocational programmes leading to the labour market). The measure is percentage of same age population, also available by gender.

  2. Spending on tertiary education is defined as the total expenditure on the highest level of education (covering private expenditure on schools, universities, and other private institutions delivering or supporting educational services). The measure is a percentage of total education spending.

  3. Tertiary graduates by field is calculated as the share of graduates from each field over the total of graduates.

  4. Tertiary graduation rate represents the estimated percentage of people who will graduate in tertiary education over their lifetime and the breakdown by gender for three levels of tertiary education.

  5. Students per teaching staff is the total number of full-time equivalent students enrolled at a specific level of education divided by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers at the same level.

Data Collection Methodology

  • Data is cleansed and organized to provide a ready for analysis dataset
  • Data updates from OECD Data

Key Features

  • Updated annually
  • Historical data available from 1981 to 2018
  • Five key indicators covered related to the tertiary education
  • Covering 46 countries (OECD, EU, Eurozone, G20, G7)

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DATA DICTIONARY

37 Data Columns

Year (year)

Reported year of the statistical data

2-Digit Alpha Country Code (co_alpha_2_code)

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code that represents each country

Country Alpha 3 Codes (co_alpha_3_code)

ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes are three-letter country codes defined in ISO 3166-1, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest.

Country (country_name)

Name of the country that the educational data belongs to

Geographic Region Name (co_agg_region_name)

Geographic regions presents the composition of geographical regions used by the United Nations' Statistics Division in its publications and databases. Each country or area is shown in one region only. These geographic regions are based on continental regions.

OECD Country Flag (co_agg_oecd_flag)

True if the country is a member of OECD, otherwise False

G20 Country Flag (co_agg_g20_flag)

True if the country belongs to G20 (Group of Twenty) which is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union (EU)

European Union Member Flag (co_agg_eu_flag)

True if the country is a member of the European Union, otherwise False

Max Report Year (max_year_by_country)

The latest year of statistics of a country in the dataset

Geographical Agregation (geo_agg)

Country or the agregation region such as OECD, World etc.

55-64 Men Population with Tertiary Education (55_64_men_tep)

Percentage of 55-64 men population with tertiary education to same age group

55-64 Women Population with Tertiary Education (55_64_women_tep)

Percentage of 55-64 women population with tertiary education to same age group

55-64 Population with Tertiary Education (55_64_tep)

Percentage of 55-64 population with tertiary education to same age group

25-34 Men Population with Tertiary Education (25_34_men_tep)

Percentage of 25-34 men population with tertiary education to same age group

25-34 Women Population with Tertiary Education (25_34_women_tep)

Percentage of 25-34 women population with tertiary education to same age group

25-34 Population with Tertiary Education (25_34_tep)

Percentage of 25-34 population with tertiary education to same age group

Household Tertiary Education Spending Percent (household_sotep)

Percentage of household tertiary education to total tertiary education spendings

Private Tertiary Education Spending Percent (private_sotep)

Percentage of private tertiary education to total tertiary education spendings

Other Private Entities Tertiary Education Spending Percent (other_private_entities_sotep)

Percentage of other private entities tertiary education to total tertiary education spendings

Public Tertiary Education Spending Percent (public_sotep)

Percentage of public tertiary education to total tertiary education spendings

Subsidised Tertiary Education Spending Percent (subsidised_sotep)

Percentage of subsidised tertiary education to total tertiary education spendings

Social Sciences Tertiary Graduates Percent (social_sciences_tgp)

Percentage of social sciences tertiary graduates to total tertiary graduates

Health Tertiary Graduates Percent (health_tgp)

Percentage of health tertiary graduates to total tertiary graduates

Engineering Tertiary Graduates Percent (engineering_tgp)

Percentage of engineering tertiary graduates to total tertiary graduates

Education Tertiary Graduates Percent (education_tgp)

Percentage of education tertiary graduates to total tertiary graduates

Arts Tertiary Graduates Percent (arts_tgp)

Percentage of arts tertiary graduates to total tertiary graduates

Business Tertiary Graduates Percent (business_tgp)

Percentage of business tertiary graduates to total tertiary graduates

Men Tertiary Graduation Rate (men_tertiary_graduation_rate)

Percentage of men who will graduate in tertiary education

Women Tertiary Graduation Rate (women_tertiary_graduation_rate)

Percentage of women who will graduate in tertiary education

Tertiary Graduation Rate (tertiary_graduation_rate)

Percentage of people who will graduate in tertiary education

Men Bachelor's Graduation Rate (men_bachelor_graduation_rate)

Percentage of men who will graduate in bachelor's or equivalent level

Women Bachelor's Graduation Rate (women_bachelor_graduation_rate)

Percentage of women who will graduate in bachelor's or equivalent level

Men Master Graduation Rate (men_master_graduation_rate)

Percentage of men who will graduate in master's or equivalent level

Women Master Graduation Rate (women_master_graduation_rate)

Percentage of women who will graduate in master's or equivalent level

Men Doctoral Graduation Rate (men_doctoral_graduation_rate)

Percentage of men who will graduate in doctoral or equivalent level

Women Doctoral Graduation Rate (women_doctoral_graduation_rate)

Percentage of women who will graduate in doctoral or equivalent level

Tertiary Students per Teaching Staff (tertiary_spts)

The ratio of tertiary students per teaching staff

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