Which Country Has the Most Female Students at the Tertiary Level?

Number of Tertiary students - Females, 2012
Education | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in number of tertiary students - females with 244,485 followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 31.0, Malta with 33.0 and Luxembourg with 173.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Tertiary students - Females indicator page.

Number of Tertiary students - Females Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Austria ... ... ... ... ... ... 7,692 8,309 7,923 8,402 12,631
Czech Republic ... ... ... ... ... ... 8,594 9,248 9,642 10,189 10,852
Finland ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,426 11,401 11,329 11,000 10,771
France ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32,175 33,290 32,564 33,480 33,244
Germany ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Italy ... ... ... ... ... ... 19,774 20,942 20,704 20,810 20,124
Japan ... ... ... ... ... ... 22,279 22,690 23,053 23,189 23,644
Poland ... ... ... ... ... ... 16,131 15,926 16,271 16,880 18,693
Portugal ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,494 10,425 9,060 8,457 9,065
Romania ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,482 12,626 13,153 13,550 13,896
Spain ... ... ... ... ... ... 39,298 37,682 35,024 40,111 35,860
Sweden ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,403 10,300 9,881 9,869 9,909
Switzerland ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,953 7,257 7,700 8,161 8,693
Turkey ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12,823 13,857 15,031 16,004 19,438
USA ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 201,529 206,537 230,700 228,528 239,240