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Org/edu/eag2010). Please refer to the Reader’s Guide for information concerning the symbols replacing missing data. 1787/888932310092 36 25-64 in thousands (16) 3 913 828 1 866 8 922 1 964 880 998 1 052 8 814 11 315 1 425 1 069 51 792 4 754 28 790 10 470 73 7 675 2 871 839 894 4 082 847 451 7 663 1 541 1 433 3 754 9 844 65 569 Education at a Glance © OECD 2010 To What Level have Adults Studied? 4. 9 Note: See Annex 3 for breaks in time series. Source: OECD. org/edu/eag2010). Please refer to the Reader’s Guide for information concerning the symbols replacing missing data.

Hungary, New Zealand and Spain are the only OECD countries that show a real decrease in entry to tertiary-type A programmes, although in Hungary and Spain, the decrease is counterbalanced by a significant increase in entry rates into tertiary-type B programmes between 2000 and 2008. In New Zealand, the rise and fall of entry rates from 2000 to 2008 mirrored the rise and fall of the number of international students over the same period. 4). 4% of today’s young adults in the 22 OECD countries with comparable data will enter advanced research programmes during their lifetime.

Given the current attainment rates among 25-34 year-olds, France, Luxembourg and Poland will move above the OECD average on tertiary attainment in the coming years. Countries that will fall further behind are in the lower left corner of the chart; this disadvantage is particularly marked in Austria, Germany and the partner country Brazil. Tertiary graduation rates provide more recent data on potential evolution of attainment in the population (see Indicator A3). While there have been significant changes in attainment levels in many OECD countries in the past decades, large countries with high educational attainment still dominate the landscape.

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