Country Students
total number, thousand persons as % of total population
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria 422.8 421.2 426.0 431.1 430.4 430.2 423.0 4.99 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.89 4.87 4.76
Belgium 488.5 495.9 504.7 508.3 526.8 515.5 519.2 4.38 4.42 4.48 4.49 4.63 4.51 4.52
Bulgaria 284.0 283.3 279.0 266.7 249.9 236.3 229.5 3.91 3.92 3.89 3.74 3.53 3.36 3.29
Cyprus 32.0 33.7 37.2 40.3 45.3 47.2 50.2 3.71 3.95 4.38 4.74 5.27 5.42 5.69
Czechia 427.4 418.6 395.5 371.9 352.9 329.0 319.3 4.07 3.98 3.75 3.52 3.33 3.10 2.99
Denmark 291.1 301.4 313.8 314.8 312.4 310.9 308.6 5.19 5.34 5.52 5.50 5.42 5.37 5.31
Estonia 64.8 60.0 55.2 51.1 47.4 45.8 45.5 4.92 4.56 4.20 3.88 3.60 3.46 3.43
Finland 309.0 306.1 302.5 297.2 295.5 294.5 295.5 5.68 5.60 5.52 5.41 5.37 5.34 5.35
France 2,338.1 2,388.9 2,424.2 2,480.2 2,532.8 2,618.7 2,685.4 3.55 3.60 3.64 3.72 3.78 3.90 3.99
Greece 658.5 725.8 690.9 709.5 735.0 766.9 794.1 6.01 6.66 6.38 6.58 6.83 7.15 7.41
Netherlands 674.8 702.2 842.6 836.9 875.5 889.5 .. 4.02 4.16 4.97 4.91 5.11 5.16 ..
Croatia 164.6 166.1 162.0 162.0 165.2 164.8 163.9 3.87 3.92 3.85 3.88 4.00 4.03 4.03
Ireland 199.4 203.9 214.6 218.4 225.0 231.2 232.5 4.31 4.38 4.56 4.59 4.68
4.75a
4.71a
Poland 1,902.7 1,762.7 1,665.3 1,600.2 1,550.2
1,492.9a
1,431.0a
5.00 4.64 4.38 4.21 4.08 3.93 3.77
Latvia 94.5 89.7 85.9 84.3 82.9 81.6 80.4 4.69 4.50 4.34 4.30 4.27 4.23 4.20
Lithuania 159.7 148.4 140.6 133.8 125.9 118.3 111.8 5.40 5.06 4.84 4.66 4.45 4.22 4.00
Luxembourg 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.0 7.1 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.19 1.18 1.16 1.15
Hungary 359.0 329.5 307.7 295.3 287.0 283.4 281.5 3.63 3.34 3.13 3.01 2.93 2.90 2.88
Malta 12.6 12.6 13.2 13.8 14.4 15.2 16.1 2.95 2.90 2.97 3.02 3.08 3.14 3.19
Germany 2,780.0 2,912.2 2,977.8 3,043.1 3,091.7 3,127.9 3,296.2 3.45 3.60 3.65 3.70 3.74 3.77 3.97
Italy 1,872.7 1,854.4 1,826.5 1,816.0 1,837.1 1,896.0 1,937.8 3.11 3.05 3.01 3.00 3.03 3.14 3.24
Portugal 360.8 350.5 337.5 343.1 347.0 356.4 368.2 3.45 3.37 3.26 3.32 3.37 3.47 3.58
Romania 618.2 578.7 541.7 535.2 531.6 538.9 533.7 3.09 2.91 2.73 2.72 2.71 2.77
2.76a
Spain 1,969.4 1,982.2 1,963.9 1,968.7 2,010.2 2,051.8 2,084.0 4.22 4.26 4.23 4.24 4.31 4.38 4.42
Sweden 436.6 429.4 428.6 426.2 426.4 431.1 432.2 4.55 4.43 4.37 4.29 4.24 4.24 4.21
Slovakia 209.5 197.9 184.4 167.3 156.0 144.4 140.8 3.87 3.65 3.40 3.08 2.87 2.65 2.58
Slovenia 97.7 92.8 85.6 80.8 79.5 76.5 76.0 4.74 4.50 4.15 3.91 3.85 3.69 3.64
United Kingdom 2,386.2 2,349.9 2,330.8 2,378.7 2,431.9 2,467.1 2,618.3 3.72 3.64 3.58 3.63 3.68 3.71 3.92
Norway 255.4 264.2 268.2 277.4 284.0 288.7 290.0 5.03 5.14 5.17 5.30 5.38 5.44 5.42
Russia 7,528.2 6,995.7 6,592.4 6,182.3 5,886.6 5,774.9 ..
5.24a
4.87a
4.58a
4.29a
4.09a
4.01a
..
Switzerland 279.8 289.7 294.5 295.1 300.6 306.7 312.9 3.46 3.54 3.56 3.52 3.56 3.60 3.65
Turkey 4,975.7 5,472.5 6,062.9 6,689.2 7,199.0 7,560.4 7,775.4 6.53 7.09 7.75 8.44 8.96 9.29 9.42
Israel 373.6 377.0 374.0 377.9 377.2 374.3 ..
4.64a
4.59a
4.46a
4.42a
4.33a
4.21a
..
Japan 3,862.7 3,862.5 3,845.4 3,846.9 3,853.0 3,861.8 ..
3.03a
3.03a
3.02a
3.03a
3.04a
3.05a
..
Republic of Korea 3,342.3 3,318.3 3,268.1 3,204.3 3,136.4 3,083.8 ..
6.63a
6.54a
6.41a
6.26a
6.11a
5.98a
..
South Africa 1,035.6 1,018.5 1,050.9 1,053.6 1,116.0 1,177.7 ..
1.93a
1.87a
1.90a
1.87a
1.95a
2.03a
..
United States .. 19,700.2 19,531.7 19,288.4 19,014.5 18,942.0 .. ..
6.18a
6.09a
5.97a
5.85a
5.79a
..
Mexico 3,300.3 3,419.4 3,515.4 4,244.4 4,430.2 4,561.8 ..
2.79a
2.85a
2.90a
3.46a
3.57a
3.64a
..
Australia .. .. 1,903.5 1,918.6 1,774.9 1,677.2 .. .. ..
7.99a
7.93a
7.21a
6.71a
..

Footnotes

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Source: Demographic Yearbbok, 2019 (UN, New York); Eurostat (Luxembourg); UNESCO-database. Download date: September 30, 2021.
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