OECD: The Share of People with Academic Degrees Is Higher in Slovenia Than in Other Western Countries
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the number of graduates of secondary vocational and higher educational institutions is growing in Slovenia. Thus, if in 2008, the share of people aged 25 to 34 years with secondary vocational and higher education was 30%, then in 2018, this figure reached 41%. Moreover, the ratio of graduates with secondary vocational and higher education is approximately the same.
As noted in the OECD publication, Education at a Glance 2019, the share of PhD students among people aged 25 to 34 years in Slovenia is 5.3%, and in general among the adult population (aged 25 to 64 years) – 3.8%. For comparison, in OECD countries, similar indicators are 0.8% and 1.1%, respectively.
According to the latest OECD data, Slovenia spends 4.3% of GDP on education, and 5.3% of GDP on pre-school education and education in general.