7.2.9. Students in tertiary education (2013–)*

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Countries Students
total number, thousand persons as % of total population
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria 422.8 421.2 426.0 431.1 430.4 4.99 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.89
Belgium 488.5 495.9 504.7 508.3 526.8 4.38 4.42 4.48 4.49 4.63
Bulgaria 284.0 283.3 279.0 266.7 249.9 3.91 3.92 3.89 3.74 3.53
Cyprus 32.0 33.7 37.2 40.3 45.3 3.71 3.95 4.38 4.74 5.27
Czechia 427.4 418.6 395.5 371.9 352.9 4.07 3.98 3.75 3.52 3.33
Denmark 291.1 301.4 313.8 314.8 312.4 5.19 5.34 5.52 5.50 5.42
United Kingdom 2 386.2 2 352.9 2 330.3 2 387.3 2 431.9 3.72 3.64 3.58 3.64 3.68
Estonia 64.8 60.0 55.2 51.1 47.8 4.92 4.56 4.20 3.88 3.63
Finland 309.0 306.1 302.5 297.2 295.5 5.68 5.60 5.52 5.41 5.37
France 2 338.1 2 388.9 2 424.2 2 480.2 2 532.8 3.55 3.60 3.64 3.72 3.79
Greece 658.5 725.8 690.9 709.5 735.0 6.01 6.66 6.38 6.58 6.83
Netherlands 674.8 702.2 842.6 836.9 875.5 4.02 4.16 4.97 4.91 5.11
Croatia 164.6 166.1 162.0 162.0 165.2 3.87 3.92 3.85 3.88 4.00
Ireland 199.4 203.9 214.6 218.4 225.0 4.31 4.38 4.56 4.59 4.68
Poland 1 902.7 1 762.7 1 665.3 1 600.2 1 550.2 5.00 4.64 4.38 4.21 4.08
Latvia 94.5 89.7 85.9 84.3 82.9 4.69 4.50 4.34 4.30 4.27
Lithuania 159.7 148.4 140.6 133.8 125.9 5.40 5.06 4.84 4.66 4.45
Luxembourg 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.1 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.19 1.18
Hungary 359.0 329.5 307.7 295.3 287.0 3.63 3.34 3.13 3.01 2.93
Malta 12.6 12.6 13.2 13.8 14.4 2.95 2.90 2.97 3.02 3.08
Germany 2 780.0 2 912.2 2 977.8 3 043.1 3 091.7 3.45 3.60 3.65 3.70 3.74
Italy 1 872.7 1 854.4 1 826.5 1 816.0 1 837.1 3.11 3.05 3.01 3.00 3.03
Portugal 360.8 362.2 337.5 343.1 347.0 3.45 3.48 3.26 3.32 3.37
Romania 618.2 578.7 541.7 535.2 531.6 3.09 2.91 2.73 2.72 2.71
Spain 1 969.4 1 982.2 1 963.9 1 968.7 2 010.2 4.22 4.26 4.23 4.24 4.31
Sweden 436.6 429.4 428.6 426.2 426.4 4.55 4.43 4.37 4.29 4.24
Slovakia 209.5 197.9 184.4 167.3 156.0 3.87 3.65 3.40 3.08 2.87
Slovenia 97.7 92.8 85.6 80.8 79.5 4.74 4.50 4.15 3.91 3.85
Norway 255.4 264.2 268.2 277.4 284.0 5.03 5.14 5.17 5.30 5.38
Russia 7 528.2 6 995.7 6 592.4 6 182.3 .. 5.27a 4.88a 4.50a 4.31a ..
Switzerland 279.8 289.7 294.5 295.1 300.6 3.46 3.54 3.56 3.52 3.56
Turkey 4 975.7 5 472.5 6 062.9 6 689.2 7 199.0 6.53 7.09 7.75 8.44 8.96
Israel 373.6 377.0 374.0 377.9 377.2 4.64a 4.59a 4.46a 4.42a 4.33a
Japan 3 862.7 3 862.5 3 845.4 3 846.9 .. 3.03a 3.03a 3.02a 3.03a ..
Republic of Korea 3 342.3 3 318.3 3 268.1 3 204.3 .. 6.63a 6.54a 6.41a 6.25a ..
South Africa 1 035.6 1 018.5 1 050.9 1 053.6 .. 1.94a 1.88a 1.91a 1.88a ..
United States 19 972.6 19 700.2 19 531.7 19 288.4 .. 6.32a 6.18a 6.09a 5.97a ..
Mexico 3 300.3 3 419.4 3 515.4 4 244.4 4 430.2 2.79a 2.86a 2.91a 3.47a 3.59a
Australia .. .. 1 903.5 1 918.6 1 774.9 .. .. 7.98a 7.92a 7.22a
*Source: Eurostat (Luxembourg); UNESCO-database.  aEstimated data.  Preliminary data  Revised data 

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