Highest completed educational level


To establish the level of education, the highest educational level completed is taken into account to calculate the percentage of the population that has obtained a given educational level. Unless otherwise indicated, only persons aged 15 years and older are included.

Three levels of education are used:

Compulsory education
- compulsory education not completed;
- compulsory education completed;
- commercial or general education school (1 year), household or language training.

Upper secondary level
- basic vocational training;
- apprenticeship;
- full-time vocational school ;
- general education school;
- academic Matura, professional Baccalaureate, teacher training college.

Tertiary level
- advanced federal PET diploma or certificate;
- professional or technical school.;
- advanced professional or technical school;
- university, university of applied sciences, of teacher education or federal institute of technology.

Persons aged 15 and over with given level of education /Total of persons aged 15 and over

You can access the indicators in one of the following ways

All indicators

Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel



Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).