Human Development Data for the Arab States

School enrollment, tertiary (% gross)

Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 4.3 10.5 15.1 21.2 21.7 24.1 27.5 30.8 30.8
Bahrain 3.5 16.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Comoros .. 0.6 1.3 3.1 3.5 3.9 5.5 7.1 7.9
Djibouti .. .. 0.3 2.1 2.4 2.6 3 3.5 ..
Iraq 8.4 .. 12 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Jordan 15.2 21 28.3 38.2 37.7 38.6 41.1 41.8 ..
Kuwait 10.9 12.4 22.5 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Lebanon 30 .. .. .. 45.7 49.5 52.3 53.3 54
Mauritania .. 3.1 4.3 3 3.4 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.4
Morocco 4.9 10.9 9.5 11.4 12 11.5 12.6 13.2 ..
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 23.9 41.3 44.2 48.9 50.7 49 50.2
Oman 0 3.9 11.3 .. .. .. .. 23.7 24.5
Qatar 9.6 23.8 23 18.3 19.3 13.4 11.5 10.1 10
Saudi Arabia 6.4 9.7 22.5 29.2 30 29.9 30.3 31.3 36.8
Somalia .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 1.5 2.5 6.1 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 14 18 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Tunisia 4.8 7.9 19.3 30.9 31.8 31.6 33.6 34.4 ..
United Arab Emirates 1.8 6.8 18 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Arab States 9.2 10.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. .. 11.4 19.9 21.1 22.2 23.1 24.7 ..
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. 38.4 50.5 52.3 54 55.5 55.1 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. .. 22.4 30.7 33 35.2 36.7 37 ..
South Asia .. .. 8 9.3 10 11.4 11.4 .. ..
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. .. 4.2 5.5 5.6 5.9 6.1 6.3 ..
World .. .. 18.9 24 24.9 25.9 26.5 27.1 ..


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