One in five Czechs has a university education

The percentage of Czechs with a university education has increased significantly over the past 10 years, data published on Monday by the statistical office (ČSÚ) shows. Last year, roughly 20 per cent of Czechs had a university degree, up from 12.1 per cent in 2007. However, the figure still lags behind the European Union average, which is about 6.4 percentage points higher.

The most educated population lives in Prague, where nearly four out of 10 adults hold a university degree. The regions with the lowest percentage of degree-holders are Karlovy Vary and Ústí nad Labem, according to the data, which was drawn from the most recent Labour Force Survey.

Author: Brian Kenety