Mean years of schooling


Average number of completed years of education of a country's population aged 25 years and older, excluding years spent repeating individual grades.

Data source

Mainly national population census; household and/or labour force surveys.

Source definition

UIS Methodology for Estimation of Mean Years of Schooling.

Data required

Population aged 25 years and above by highest level of education attained.

Types of disaggregation

By sex.