Higher education spending as a share of GDP worldwide 2016, by country

The statistic shows the expenditure on higher education as a share of GDP in selected countries worldwide in 2016. The United States invested 2.5 percent of its GDP in higher education in 2013; Public investment amounted to 0.9 of GDP and private to 1.6 percent. To find out more about the expenditure on higher education per student in selected countries worldwide in 2016, please click here.

Expenditure on higher education as a share of GDP in selected countries worldwide in 2016

PublicPrivate
Norway 1.8%0.1%
Austria 1.6%0.1%
Finland 1.5%0.1%
Turkey 1.4%0.5%
Sweden 1.4%0.2%
Switzerland 1.3%-
Canada 1.2%1.1%
Belgium 1.2%0.2%
Estonia 1.2%0.2%
Netherlands 1.1%0.5%
France 1.1%0.3%
Argentina 1.1%-
Iceland 1.1%0.1%
Chile 1%1.7%
Brazil 1%-
Germany 1%0.2%
Mexico 0.9%0.4%
Poland 0.9%0.2%
New Zealand 0.9%0.9%
Australia 0.8%1.2%
Israel 0.8%0.6%
Slovenia 0.8%0.1%
Colombia 0.8%0.8%
Spain 0.8%0.4%
Latvia 0.7%0.3%
Korea 0.7%1.1%
Slovak Republic 0.7%0.3%
Czech Republic 0.7%0.2%
Lithuania 0.7%0.3%
Portugal 0.7%0.4%
Russian Federation 0.7%0.4%
Hungary 0.7%0.4%
Greece 0.6%-
Ireland 0.6%0.2%
South Africa 0.6%-
Italy 0.5%0.3%
United Kingdom 0.5%1.2%
Japan 0.4%1%
Luxembourg 0.4%0%
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

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