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  • Around 86% of today's young people will complete upper secondary education over their lifetimes. In all countries, young women are now more likely to do so than men.
  • Around 43% of 25-34 year olds in OECD countries now have a university-level education. That proportion is 7 percentage points larger than that of the full adult population (25-64 year-olds) who have attained a similar level of education.
  • In most OECD countries, education now begins for most children well before they are 5 years old. Some 78% of 3-year-olds are enrolled in education across the OECD and 80% of European Union member OECD countries.
  • Enrolments in pre-primary rose from 54% of 3-year-olds in 2005 to 73% in 2015, and from 76% of 4-year-olds in 2005 to 87% in 2015. The enrolment rates of 4-year olds increased by 30 percentage points or more in Australia, Chile, Korea, Poland and the Russian Federation between 2005 and 2015.
  • The number of students enrolled outside their country of citizenship increased by 50% from 2005 to 2012, while the number of international students enrolled in tertiary education in 2015 reached 3.3 million. In the same year, some 26% of students in OECD countries who graduated for the first time from a doctoral programme were international students , compared to only 4% for students who were awarded a bachelor's degree.


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    Note: These values should be interpreted with care since they are influenced by countries' specific contexts and trade-offs. In education, there is often no simple most- or least-efficient model. For instance, the share of private expenditure in education must be read against other measures designed to mitigate inequities, such as loans and grants; longer learning time is an opportunity to convey more and better content to students, but may hinder investments in other important areas. If you want further information on the nature of different variables, please take the time to read the analysis and contextual information, available at the website for each publication.
    The OECD average includes only OECD countries which are listed here: http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/

    *TALIS averages are based on all countries participating in the TALIS survey, including partner countries and economies. This explains the difference between the OECD average and the TALIS average. Data from the TALIS survey and Education at a Glance (EAG) may differ. See Annex E of the TALIS technical report and Annex 3 of EAG 2017 for more details about the data collections.

    For additional notes, please refer to annexes in the list of links below the introductory text.