41% of EU’s Young Adult Population Held a Tertiary Education Degree in 2021, Data Shows

41 per cent of young adults across the European Member States have completed tertiary education, with women being the leading gender.

According to the European Statistics Office, Eurostat, 47 per cent of women and 36 per cent of men aged 25 to 34 have collected a degree in 2021, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“While the share of men with tertiary education has been on the increase over the last ten years, the rate of growth has been somewhat slower than for women. As a result, the gender gap has become slightly broader over time,” Eurostat explains.

The 27-nation-bloc has set a goal of increasing the share of the EU population of this age group who have completed tertiary education to 45 per cent by 2030.

The majority of the EU Member States have already reached this goal with Luxembourg having the highest percentage points of the population aged between 25 and 34 that have finished their tertiary education – a total of 62.6 per cent.

Ireland follows, with a 61.7 per cent of the young adult population having a higher education degree, while Cyprus is listed third with 58.3 per cent of the population being educated with the third level of studies.

However, countries with the lowest percentage rates include Romania (23.3 per cent), Italy (28.3 per cent) and Hungary (32.9 per cent).

Furthermore, Bulgaria and Czechia have both scored under 35 percentage points – 33.6 per cent and 34.9 per cent, respectively, while Croatia and Germany have identical rates of young adults who finished higher education. More specifically, 35.7 per cent of the population in Croatia and Germany have finished this level of education.

In between the countries with lower rates, such as Romania and Italy, stand countries with less than 45 per cent of the young adult population who have finished tertiary education, which is as it follows:

  • Slovakia (39.5 per cent)
  • Finland (40.1 per cent)
  • Poland (40.6 per cent)
  • Austria and Malta (42.4 per cent)
  • Estonia (43.2 per cent)
  • Greece (44.2 per cent)

Latvia surpassed the 45 per cent mark by 0.5 per cent, while Portugal and Slovenia scored 47.5 per cent and 47.9 per cent, respectively.

The remaining countries include some of the countries with the highest percentage rates, and the majority are Western European countries such as France (50.3 per cent), the Netherlands (55.6 per cent), and Belgium (50.9 per cent).

On the other hand, Denmark (49.1 per cent), Sweden (49.3 per cent), and Lithuania (57.5 per cent) were all ranked high on this list, while Spain stood at 48.7 per cent.

Norway and Switzerland recorded high rates of the young adult population with higher education – 55.1 per cent and 52.3 per cent, while Iceland’s young adult population that has tertiary education peaked at 41.5 per cent.

41% of EU’s Young Adult Population Held a Tertiary Education Degree in 2021, Data Shows

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