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More persons with tertiary educational attainment and fewer early school leavers

Apr 28, 2016 | News

(27 April 2016) – The share of persons aged 30 to 34 in the European Union who have completed tertiary education has constantly increased, while the share of early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24) has steadily decreased.

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In 2015, at least half of the population aged 30 to 34 had completed tertiary education in Lithuania (57.6%), Cyprus (54.6%), Ireland and Luxembourg (both 52.3%) as well as Sweden (50.2%).

At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest proportions were observed in Italy (25.3%), Romania (25.6%), Malta (27.8%) and Slovakia (28.4%).

In 2015, the lowest proportions of ‘early school leavers’ were observed in Croatia (2.8%), Slovenia (5.0%), Cyprus and Poland (both 5.3%) and Lithuania (5.5%), while the highest shares were recorded in Spain (20.0%), Malta (19.8%) and Romania (19.1%).

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