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Lithuania
Overview of the education system (EAG 2023)
  • In Lithuania, 33% of 15-19 year-olds are enrolled in general upper secondary education and 10% in vocational upper secondary education. A further 41% are enrolled in lower secondary programmes and 11% in tertiary programmes. This compares to an OECD average of 37% enrolled in general upper secondary programmes, 23% in vocational upper secondary programmes, 12% in lower secondary programmes and 12% in tertiary programmes.
  • In Lithuania,18% of 25-34 year-olds have a vocational education and training (VET) qualification as their highest level of attainment: 8% at upper secondary level, 10% at post-secondary non-tertiary level.
  • Although an upper secondary qualification is often the minimum attainment needed for successful labour-market participation,6% of 25-34 year-olds in Lithuania have not attained an upper secondary qualification, lower than the OECD average (14%).
  • In Lithuania,25-34 year-old workers with bachelor's attainment earn 60% more than their peers without upper secondary attainment, while those with master's or doctoral attainment earn 85% more.
  • Across all levels from primary to tertiary education, Lithuania spends USD 9 622 annually per full-time equivalent student (adjusted for purchasing power and including expenditure on research and development), compared to the OECD average of USD 12 647.
  • On average,annual statutory salaries for upper secondary teachers in general programmes with the most prevalent qualification and 15 years of experience are USD 53 456 across the OECD. In Lithuania, the corresponding salary adjusted for purchasing power is USD 37 946, which is equivalent to EUR 19 939.
  • In Lithuania,60% of teachers in general upper secondary programmes are aged 50 or older, compared to the OECD average of 39%.Teachers in vocational programmes are on average younger than their general programme peers, with 56% aged 50 or above (43% on average across the OECD).
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    Attainment

    The level of below upper secondary attainment among 25-64 year-olds is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (7.1 %, rank 41/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of 25-64 year-olds who attained a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the highest among countries with available data. (30 %, rank 3/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of 25-34 year-olds who attained a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the highest among countries with available data. (42.4 %, rank 3/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Attainment by gender

    The proportion of 25-34 year-old women who have attained at least upper secondary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (95.9 %, rank 4/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 25-34 year-old women who have attained tertiary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (67.1 %, rank 4/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The share of 25-64 year-old women who attained a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the largest among countries with available data. (34.3 %, rank 1/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The share of 25-34 year-old women who attained below upper secondary education in Lithuania is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4.1 %, rank 41/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The share of 25-64 year-old women who attained below upper secondary education in Lithuania is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4.4 %, rank 45/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The share of 55-64 year-old men who attained below upper secondary education in Lithuania is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5.8 %, rank 43/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The share of 55-64 year-old women who attained below upper secondary education in Lithuania is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (2.1 %, rank 44/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Attainment by field of education

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of health (nursing and associate health fields) is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (3.9 %, rank 11/14 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Entrance

    The share of female students entering doctoral or equivalent programmes in Lithuania is one of the largest compared to other OECD countries and partner economies. (57.2 %, rank 5/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The proportion of women among the new entrants in master's programmes in Lithuania is relatively high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (64.3 %, rank 4/40 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Entrance by field of education and gender

    In Lithuania,the share of male among new entrants in doctoral programmes enrolled in the field of natural sciences, mathematics ans statistics is relatively small. (40 %, rank 36/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of women among new entrants in bachelor's programmes in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (18.3 %, rank 37/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of women among new entrants in bachelor's programmes in the field of information and communication technologies is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (13.1 %, rank 36/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of women among new entrants in bachelor's programmes in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (23.8 %, rank 36/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of men among new entrants in bachelor's programmes in the field of health and welfare is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (13.7 %, rank 36/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The share of male students entering doctoral or equivalent programmes in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Lithuania is one of the smallest compared to other OECD countries and partner economies. (51.3 %, rank 36/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Participation in education

    The enrolment rate of 6-14 year-olds in Lithuania is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (100 %, rank 1/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate among 15-19 year-olds in Lithuania is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (96 %, rank 1/42 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of female students enrolled in upper secondary vocational programmes is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries. (33.9 %, rank 42/43 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate of students aged 17 in general upper secondary programmes in Lithuania is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (78.8 %, rank 5/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate of students aged 18 in general upper secondary programmes in Lithuania is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (74.3 %, rank 1/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate of students aged 19 in post-secondary non-tertiary programmes in Lithuania is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (7.3 %, rank 5/31 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate of students aged 20 in post-secondary non-tertiary programmes in Lithuania is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (7.2 %, rank 5/30 , 2021) Download Indicator

    (100 %, rank 1/30 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Students enrolled in programmes providing full completion and access to tertiary education among all students enrolled in post-secondary non-tertiary vocational programmes are proportionally more in Lithuania than in the other countries. (100 %, rank 1/20 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of post-secondary non-tertiary students among all vocational students is relatively large compared to other OECD and partner countries. (36.7 %, rank 3/26 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Graduation

    The percentage of first-time graduates in vocational programmes at upper secondary level is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (14.5 %, rank 36/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the average age of post-secondary non-tertiary graduates from vocational programmes is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data (28.5 Years, rank 21/25 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of master's or equivalent graduates in public institutions is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (96.8 %, rank 5/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The average age of master's or equivalent graduates in Lithuania is among the youngest. (24.5 Years, rank 24/25 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Graduation by gender

    The share of female graduates from upper secondary vocational programmes is one of the smallest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (32.3 %, rank 41/41 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female first-time master's graduates is relatively largest, compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (70.9 %, rank 2/25 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Graduation by field of education

    In Lithuania, the proportion of upper secondary vocational graduates in the field of business, aministration and law is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (7.2 %, rank 33/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportion of upper secondary vocational graduates in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (51.2 %, rank 4/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportion of upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary vocational graduates in the field of business, administration and law is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (8.7 %, rank 33/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportion of upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary vocational graduates in the field of services is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (26.7 %, rank 2/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Graduation by field of education and gender

    In Lithuania, the share of female doctoral graduates in the field of business, administration and law is relatively high. (62.1 %, rank 3/43 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The share of male tertiary graduates in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is relatively high in Lithuania. (47.1 %, rank 5/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportion of female graduates from upper secondary vocational programmes in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries. (3 %, rank 39/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportion of female graduates from upper secondary vocational programmes in the field health and welfare is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries. (100 %, rank 1/34 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female graduates in tertiary education in the fields of arts and humanities is one of the largest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (73.4 %, rank 3/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female graduates in tertiary education in the fields of social sciences, journalism and information is one of the largest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (74.7 %, rank 4/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female graduates in tertiary education in the fields of information and communication technologies is one of the smallest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (13.7 %, rank 39/43 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female graduates in tertiary education in the fields of health and welfare is one of the largest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (84 %, rank 5/44 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female graduates in tertiary education in the fields of services is one of the smallest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (37.1 %, rank 42/43 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Completion rates

    A relatively low share of students in upper secondary vocational programmes complete their studies within the theoretical programme duration. (53.1 %, rank 15/19 , 2021) Download Indicator

    A relatively high share of students in upper secondary general programmes complete their studies within the theoretical programme duration. (87.6 %, rank 3/23 , 2021) Download Indicator

    A relatively low share of students in upper secondary vocational programmes complete their studies up to two years later than the theoretical programme duration. (54.9 %, rank 17/18 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Fields of education

    In Lithuania, the percentage of new entrants to tertiary education in the field of education is relatively low. (4.1 %, rank 36/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of education among all national tertiary students in Lithuania is relatively low. (4.3 %, rank 34/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of new entrants to tertiary education in the field of services is comparatively small. (1.6 %, rank 35/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of new entrants to doctoral programmes in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics is relatively high. (28.1 %, rank 5/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportion of new entrants in education master's programmes is relatively low, compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (3.3 %, rank 39/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Student mobility

    In Lithuania, the proportion of international graduates among first-time doctorate graduates is relatively low. (3.4 %, rank 31/32 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Student mobility by field of education

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of education among all international or foreign tertiary students in Lithuania is relatively low. (0.5 %, rank 35/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of social sciences, journalism and information among all international or foreign tertiary students in Lithuania is relatively high. (15.6 %, rank 5/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics among all international or foreign tertiary students in Lithuania is relatively low. (2.1 %, rank 33/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of international doctoral graduates in the field of arts and humanities is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (36.8 %, rank 1/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of international doctoral graduates in the field of business, administration and law is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0 %, rank 34/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of international doctoral graduates in the field of Information and communication technologies is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0 %, rank 34/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of international doctoral graduates in the field of health and welfare is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0 %, rank 34/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Adult participation in non-formal education

    In Lithuania, the share of unemployed 25-64 year-olds participating in at least one job-related non-formal education and training over the 4 weeks prior to the interview is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (4 %, rank 16/19 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of 25-64 year-olds with general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education participating in non-formal job-related education and training over the 4 weeks prior to the interview is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partners countries with available data. (2.2 %, rank 22/24 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of 25-64 year-olds with vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education participating in non-formal job-related education and training over the 4 weeks prior to the interview is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partners countries with available data. (2.6 %, rank 23/25 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of 25-64 year-olds without an upper secondary education participating in non-formal job-related education and training over the 4 weeks prior to the interview is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partners countries with available data. (2.5 %, rank 16/20 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student

    Expenditure per student for ancillary services on tertiary education in Lithuania is comparatively high. (1046 USD Equivalent, rank 5/27 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per full-time equivalent student in primary to tertiary education is one the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (8357 USD Equivalent, rank 17/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the average annual growth in the number of full-time equivalent student (2012 to 2020) at primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary level is comparatively low. (-2.4 %, rank 44/45 , 2020) Download Indicator

    From 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth in the number of full-time equivalent student from primary to tertiary education is one of the low in Lithuania among OECD and partner countries with available data. (-2.8 %, rank 43/43 , 2020) Download Indicator

    From 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth in total expenditure per full-time equivalent student on primary to tertiary education in Lithuania is one of the large among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4.1 %, rank 5/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The share of current expenditure for primary to tertiary education in Lithuania is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (-4.2 %, rank 43/45 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Expenditure in education and national wealth

    In Lithuania, expenditure on post secondary non-tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is comparatively high. (0.1 %, rank 4/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, public and private expenditure on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is comparatively low. (2.7 %, rank 35/39 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, international expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education from final source of funds is relatively high. (0 %, rank 3/33 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP for tertiary education is low compared to 2015. (82 Index, rank 34/36 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the public expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds on primary to post-secondary non-tertiary level is small. (2.4 %, rank 26/30 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Compared to 2010, from 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth in total expenditure on educational institutions per full-time equivalent student at primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary level is relatively large in Lithuania. (5 Index, rank 5/37 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The public expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds at primary to tertiary education is relatively low in Lithuania. (3.1 %, rank 26/29 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, international expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds on tertiary education is relatively large. (0.2 %, rank 3/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of capital expenditure on post-secondary non-tertiary education is comparatively low. (-1.2 %, rank 33/35 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Government and private expenditure in education

    In Lithuania, total public expenditure on primary educational institutions as a percentage of total public expenditure is comparatively low. (1.9 %, rank 42/46 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, total public expenditure on post-secondary non-tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of total public expenditure is comparatively high. (0.3 %, rank 3/25 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Compared to 2015, the share of public expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of total government expenditure, for primary to tertiary education is comparatively small. (81 Index, rank 38/41 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the relative share of public expenditure from initial source of funds at primary to tertiary education is relatively small. (79.2 %, rank 25/29 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the total expenditure per full-time equivalent student on primary to tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (57.5 %, rank 27/30 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Compared to 2015, the share of total government expenditure is comparatively highest in Lithuania. (141 Index, rank 1/49 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Nature of expenditure

    In Lithuania, the share of current expenditure on post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (81.6 %, rank 18/19 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of capital expenditure on tertiary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (21.2 %, rank 2/35 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of current expenditure on tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (78.8 %, rank 34/35 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Teachers

    The number of hours per year lower secondary teachers spend teaching in public institutions is comparatively high in Lithuania. (854 Hours, rank 4/33 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The number of days of instruction in a school year in primary public school is especially low. (173 Days, rank 30/33 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The number of hours per year pre-primary teachers spend teaching in public institutions is comparatively low in Lithuania. (640 Hours, rank 26/27 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Who the teachers are

    The share of women among teaching staff in primary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (96.3 %, rank 1/45 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff in lower secondary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (82.4 %, rank 3/41 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff in upper secondary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (78.3 %, rank 2/43 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff in tertiary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (56.9 %, rank 1/42 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (81.7 %, rank 3/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of primary teachers younger than 30 is especially low. (5.4 %, rank 38/40 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of lower secondary teachers younger than 30 is especially low. (4 %, rank 34/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of upper secondary teachers younger than 30 is especially low. (3.4 %, rank 36/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of primary to upper secondary teachers younger than 30 is especially low. (4.2 %, rank 37/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of primary teachers aged between 30 and 49 is especially low. (40.3 %, rank 39/40 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of lower secondary teachers aged between 30 and 49 is especially low. (39.6 %, rank 35/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of upper secondary teachers aged between 30 and 49 is especially low. (37.3 %, rank 38/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of primary to upper secondary teachers aged between 30 and 49 is especially low. (39.3 %, rank 38/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of primary to upper secondary teachers older than 50 is especially high. (56.5 %, rank 2/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of female teachers younger than 30 in tertiary education is relatively large. (59.9 %, rank 4/35 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of female teachers aged 50 or more in lower secondary education is especially high in Lithuania. (82.6 %, rank 4/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of female teachers aged 50 or more in tertiary education is especially high in Lithuania. (56.1 %, rank 1/35 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of women among teaching staff in early childhood educational development is one of the highest, compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (100 %, rank 1/22 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of teachers aged 50 or more in pre-primary education is especially high in Lithuania (47.5 %, rank 3/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of teachers aged between 30 and 49 in pre-primary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (40.8 %, rank 34/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In upper secondary education, the percentage of teachers aged 50 or more is particularly high in Lithuania. (60.4 %, rank 3/33 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The percentage of teachers under 30 in Lithuania is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (2.9 %, rank 31/33 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of upper secondary general education teachers aged between 30 and 49 is relatively low, compared to the other countries with available data. (36.7 %, rank 30/33 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of upper secondary vocational education teachers aged 50 or more is relatively high, compared to the other countries with available data. (56.4 %, rank 3/30 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the percentage of teachers aged between 30 and 49 in upper secondary vocational education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (38.8 %, rank 30/30 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Teachers' salaries

    The ratio of pre-primary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.44 Ratio, rank 2/22 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The ratio of primary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.44 Ratio, rank 1/26 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The ratio of lower secondary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.44 Ratio, rank 1/26 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The ratio of upper secondary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.44 Ratio, rank 1/26 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the change in statutory lower secondary education teachers' salaries with 15 years of experience, based on most prevalent qualifications at different points in teachers' careers is relatively large. (176 Index, rank 1/30 , 2022) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, an upper secondary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (44 USD Equivalent, rank 25/28 , 2022) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a lower secondary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (44 USD Equivalent, rank 25/29 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Ratio of student to teaching staff

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the upper secondary level is especially low. (9.5 Ratio, rank 39/43 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education is comparatively low in Lithuania. (8.9 Ratio, rank 17/20 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the number of students per teacher in general upper secondary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (9.5 Ratio, rank 35/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the lower secondary level in private institutions is especially low in Lithuania. (6.4 Ratio, rank 36/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the lower secondary level in independent private institutions is especially low in Lithuania. (6.4 Ratio, rank 21/24 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the number of students per teacher in private upper secondary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (6.7 Ratio, rank 40/41 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the upper secondary level in independent private institutions is especially low in Lithuania. (6.7 Ratio, rank 25/26 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the number of students per teacher in all private secondary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (6.5 Ratio, rank 39/39 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the secondary level in independent private institutions is especially low in Lithuania. (6.5 Ratio, rank 26/27 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania the ratio of children to contact staff in early childhood educational development is one of the highest compared to the other OECD and partner countries with available data. (5.8 Ratio, rank 5/16 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Organisation of the education system

    The total compulsory instruction time for primary students in Lithuania is one of the shortest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (2576 Hours, rank 35/38 , 2023) Download Indicator

    The total compulsory instruction time for lower secondary students in Lithuania is one of the longest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5053 Hours, rank 1/38 , 2023) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, total intended instruction time for lower secondary students is among the longest compared to other countries with available data. (5766 Hours, rank 1/30 , 2023) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, compulsory instruction time for primary students, in hours per year, is one of the shortest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (644 Hours, rank 34/38 , 2023) Download Indicator

    Classes in public primary institutions are comparatively small in Lithuania. (17 Students, rank 32/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In independent private institutions at primary education level, the average class size is relatively smallest in Lithuania among OECD and other partner countries with available data. (15 Students, rank 16/19 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Employment and educational attainment

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a doctoral or equivalent tertiary education degree is high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (97.3 %, rank 4/36 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-34 year-olds with tertiary education is compartively high in Lithuania. (92.5 %, rank 2/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-34 year-olds with a general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (82.1 %, rank 4/38 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 45-54 year-olds without upper secondary education is comparatively low. (48.6 %, rank 43/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Compared to other countries with available data, the employment rate of 25-34 year-olds with a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is relatively high in Lithuania. (92.3 %, rank 2/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Employment by gender and educational attainment

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-old men without upper secondary education is comparatively low. (59.8 %, rank 40/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-old women with tertiary education is comparatively high. (89.7 %, rank 4/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-34 year-old men with tertiary education is compartively high in Lithuania. (94.9 %, rank 4/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-34 year-old women with below upper secondary education is compartively high in Lithuania. (59.5 %, rank 5/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-34 year-old women with tertiary education is compartively high in Lithuania. (90.7 %, rank 2/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of employed 25-64 year-old men with vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (78.2 %, rank 34/36 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Compared to other countries with available data, the employment rate of 25-34 year-old men with general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively high in Lithuania. (90.5 %, rank 3/38 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Employment by field of education

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of arts is high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (87.3 %, rank 5/17 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of humanities (except languages), social sciences, journalism and information is high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (91.1 %, rank 2/29 , 2021) Download Indicator

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of business, administration and law is high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (92.9 %, rank 2/31 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Unemployment and educational attainment

    The unemployment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (7.2 %, rank 5/34 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Among the unemployed population aged between 25 and 64 with tertiary education, the share of those who have been unemployed for at least 12 months is one of the smallest in Lithuania, compared to OECD countries. (19.7 %, rank 33/36 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Compared to other countries with available data, the unemployment rate of 25-34 year-old with a master's or equivalent tertiary education degree is relatively low in Lithuania. (1.5 %, rank 33/36 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Unemployment by gender and educational attainment

    In Lithuania, the share of unemployed 25-64 year-old men with vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively high, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (7.2 %, rank 4/34 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Inactivity and educational attainment

    The inactivity rate of 25-34 years-old adults with tertiary education is low in Lithuania. (4.4 %, rank 45/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-olds with general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively low. (11.2 %, rank 36/37 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-olds with a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest among countries with available data. (4 %, rank 43/43 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-64 year-olds with a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest among countries with available data. (7.1 %, rank 42/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-64 year-olds with a doctoral or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest among countries with available data. (1.7 %, rank 28/28 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education is one of the lowest among countries with available data. (6.7 %, rank 42/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Inactivity by gender and educational attainment

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-old women without an upper secondary education is relatively low. (36 %, rank 39/43 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-old men with general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively low. (3.6 %, rank 34/36 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-64 year-old men with vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively high. (15.8 %, rank 3/36 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-old men with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively low. (4.3 %, rank 40/43 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-old women with tertiary education is relatively low. (6.3 %, rank 45/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-64 year-old women with tertiary education is relatively low. (7.3 %, rank 44/45 , 2022) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the inactivity rate of 25-34 year-old men with tertiary education is relatively low. (1.9 %, rank 44/44 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Earnings and educational attainment

    The earnings of adults without an upper secondary education are relatively high compared to those of adults with an upper secondary or a post-secondary non-tertiary education. (92 Index, rank 3/40 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old adults with tertiary education and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is quite high. (180 Index, rank 5/40 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Compared with other OECD and partner countries, the proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old adults with a bachelor's or equivalent degree and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is high. (167 Index, rank 4/35 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old men with a bachelor's or equivalent degree and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is high. (172 Index, rank 5/35 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Earnings, gender and educational attainment

    The earnings of women without an upper secondary education are relatively high compared to those of women with an upper secondary education. (95 Index, rank 3/40 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Earnings of women (as a percentage of men's earnings) among full- and part-time 25-64 year-olds with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education are one of the highest among countries with available data. (81.7 %, rank 4/40 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Earnings of women as a percentage of men's earnings (45-54 year-olds without an upper secondary education working full-time full-year) are one of the highest among countries with available data. (88.8 %, rank 3/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Neither in education nor employed

    The share of women with general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education neither in employment nor in education and training (25-29 year-olds) in Lithuania is relatively high (34.2 %, rank 5/32 , 2022) Download Indicator

    The share of men with vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education neither in employment nor in education and training (25-29 year-olds) in Lithuania is relatively high (18.8 %, rank 5/29 , 2022) Download Indicator

    Social outcomes

    In Lithuania, the share of Internet users with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education taking precautions to protect the privacy of their personal data is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (10 %, rank 25/26 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Lithuania, the share of Internet users with tertiary education taking precautions to protect the privacy of their personal data is relatively low, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (18.3 %, rank 25/26 , 2021) Download Indicator


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    • On average in OECD countries, the employment rate for younger adults (25-34 year-olds) with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education as their highest attainment is 83% for those with a vocational qualification and 73% for those with a general one.
    • Combined school- and work-based vocational programmes facilitate the transition into the labour market. In Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia and Switzerland, around nine out of ten upper secondary VET students are in a combined school- and work-based programme, but in 10 countries, the share is less than one in five.
    • Vocational education and training (VET) programmes, which often require specific equipment and infrastructure, typically cost more per student than general programmes. On average across OECD countries, expenditure per student is about USD 11 400 in general upper secondary programmes, compared to about USD 13 200 in vocational programmes.
    • On average across OECD countries, 43% of teachers in vocational upper secondary programmes are aged 50 or over. This reflects an ageing VET teacher workforce, and also that some VET teachers join the teaching profession after an industry work experience.
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    • On average across OECD, 20% of adults (25-64 year-olds) still do not have an upper secondary qualification in 2022. Forty percent have an upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary qualification as their highest level of education, the same share as those with a tertiary degree.
    • Employment rates increase as educational attainment increases. Among 25-64 year-olds, the employment rate is 59% for those with below upper secondary attainment. This rises to 77% for adults with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary attainment and 86% for those with tertiary attainment.
    • Civic engagement tends to increase as educational attainment increases. Across the OECD countries and accession countries participating in the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 10, around 10% of individuals with tertiary attainment have participated in a public demonstration in the previous 12 months, whereas 6% of individuals with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary educational attainment have done so.
    • The most common form of participation in adult learning is non-formal education and training, mostly job related. Slightly more than one in ten adults (25-64 year-olds) participate in non-formal education and training on average across OECD and accession countries reporting data with a four-week reference period, of which almost 80% have engaged in at least one job-related learning activity.
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    • On average, 18% of children under 2 and 43% of 2-year-olds were enrolled in early childhood education (ECEC) programmes in 2021 but other ECEC services also play a significant role. In Japan, 26% of children under 2 and 53% of 2-year-olds are enrolled in ECEC services outside ISCED 0.
    • In Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, vocational programmes mostly serve those who have completed their initial schooling, and less than 12% of 15-19 year-old upper secondary students are pursuing VET. In contrast, there are 11 OECD countries where the majority of 15-19 year-olds enrolled in upper secondary education are in vocational programmes.
    • Most upper secondary VET students are in programmes that offer direct access to tertiary education. Countries where around 30% or more vocational students enrolled in programmes that lead to full level completion without direct access to tertiary education tend to be those with multiple vocational tracks and bridging options to allow progression to higher levels of education.
    • On average, 72% of students who enter upper secondary education graduate within its theoretical duration across countries with available data. Two years after the end of the theoretical duration, the average completion rate has increased to 82%.
    • Students who entered a general upper secondary programme have a higher rate of completion (87%) than those who entered in a vocational programme (73%) in nearly all countries two years after the end of the theoretical programme duration.
    • The COVID-19 pandemic had a very uneven impact on international student flows across countries during the period 2019-2021. While the share of mobile students fell by 6 percentage points in Australia and 9 percentage points in New Zealand, it increased in several countries and remained unchanged in many others.
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    • Across OECD countries, expenditure per student averages around USD 10 700 at the primary level, USD 11 900 at secondary and USD 18 100 at tertiary level. This reflects the fact that higher levels of education often require teachers to have more advanced qualifications and specialised knowledge which are usually accompanied by higher salaries.
    • Vocational education and training (VET) programmes, which often require specific equipment and infrastructure, typically cost more per student than general programmes. On average across OECD countries, expenditure per student is about USD 11 400 in general upper secondary programmes, compared to about USD 13 200 in vocational programmes.
    • Upper secondary vocational programmes receive between 3% and 17% of all funding for primary to tertiary educational institutions. Post-secondary non-tertiary programmes, which are often vocational, receive as much as 7% of funding (in Ireland) and short-cycle tertiary as much as 10% (in Canada).
    • In 2020, on average across OECD countries, 84% of the funding for primary to tertiary educational institutions came directly from government sources, 15% from private sources and 1% from non-domestic (international) sources.
    • Higher education levels tend to have higher teachers' salary costs per student. On average across OECD countries, they rise from USD 3 614 per student in primary education to USD 4 424 in lower secondary education. This is mostly due to a combination of higher teachers' salaries and instruction time, and shorter teaching hours.
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    • Students across the OECD receive an average of 7 634 hours of compulsory instruction during their primary and lower secondary education, ranging from 5 245 hours in Poland to double that in Australia (11 000 hours).
    • Teachers' actual salaries at pre-primary, primary and general secondary levels of education are 81-95% of the earnings of tertiary-educated workers on average across OECD countries and other participants.
    • School heads' actual salaries are more than 51% higher on average than those of teachers across primary and secondary education in OECD countries and other participants.
    • More than three-quarters of the OECD countries have national, or central, examinations in the final years of upper secondary education (in general programmes). A large majority of these countries use these examinations to grant students access to tertiary education.
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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.
    All rankings for individual variables are compiled on the basis of OECD and G20 countries for which data are available. The OECD average includes only OECD countries which are listed here: http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/

    Reference years displayed in the Education GPS correspond to the most common year of reference among countries for which data is available on each variable. Data for the latest available year is preferred and some countries may have provided data refering to a more recent or late year. To know more about possible exceptions on data please click on the "Download Indicator" link on each variable. When a year of reference corresponds to a school year encompassing two years, the reference reads as follows: 2018 for school year 2017/2018.

    *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 averages. 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 2021 for more details about the data collections.

    B-S-J-Z (China) refers to the four PISA-participating provinces/municipalities of the People's Republic of China: Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

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