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Entry rates are expressed as net entry rates, which represent the proportion of people of a synthetic age-cohort who enter the tertiary level of education, irrespective of changes in the population sizes and of differences between OECD countries in the typical entry age.

The net entry rate of a specific age is obtained by dividing the number of first-time entrants to each type of tertiary education of that age by the total population in the corresponding age group (multiplied by 100).

The sum of net entry rates is calculated by adding the net entry rates for each single year of age.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003