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Gross graduation rates refer to the total number of graduates (the graduates themselves may be of any age) at the specified level of education divided by the population at the typical graduation age from the specified level.

In many countries, defining a typical age of graduation is difficult, however, because graduates are dispersed over a wide range of ages.

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

Cross References:
Graduation/Successful completion
Net graduation rates
Unduplicated total count of graduates

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003