The lowest levels of upper secondary education completion in the EU are found in Spain, with up to 50 percent of some students not completing upper secondary education in some regions.
The lowest levels of upper secondary education in the EU were recorded in Ceuta (50%) and the Balearic Islands (65%). Regiao Autonoma dos Azores, in Portugal, it is 62 percent, according to EuroStat.
In 2020, 84% of the EU population aged 20-24 had at least upper secondary education. This is an increase of seven percentage points from 2002 (77 percent).
The three regions that recorded the highest proportion of young people aged 20-24 with at least upper secondary education were all Greek: Thessaly and Ipeiros (both 99%), followed closely by Dytiki Makedonia ( 98%).
The highest proportions of women aged 20 to 24 with at least upper secondary education were recorded in Thessaly in Greece (100%), in Jadranska Hrvatska in Croatia and in Ipeiros in Greece (both at 99 %). At the same time, the highest proportions of men were recorded in three Greek regions: Dytiki Makedonia and Ipeiros (both 99%) and Thessaly (98%).
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