Education at a glance 2014

OECD indicators

Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries. Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, Education at a Glance provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools. In the 2014 edition, new material includes:
• New indicators on private institutions, on what it takes to become a teacher, and on the availability of, and participation in, professional development activities for teachers.
• Data from the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), on attainment, employment, intergenerational education mobility, earnings, and social outcomes related to skills proficiency.
• Data from the 2013 OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TA LIS) and the 2012 OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in several indicators.
• Analysis of the impact of the recent economic crisis on the interplay among educational attainment, employment, earnings and public finance.
• More in-depth information related to upper secondary completion rates and the types and use of student loans.
• For the first time, data from Colombia and Latvia.
The Excel™ spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts in Education at a Glance are available via the StatLinks provided throughout. The tables and charts, as well as the complete OECD Online Education Database, are freely available via the OECD Education website at

Suggested Citation

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). (2014). Education at a glance 2014: OECD indicators. Paris.

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