Germany recorded a school dropout rate of more than twelve percent for the year 2022, making it the fourth highest rate in the European Union. This data comes from Eurostat, the European statistics authority. Romania had the highest rate of school dropouts at 15.6 percent, followed by Spain at 13.9 percent and Hungary at 12.4 percent. Despite improving by 0.3 percentage points compared to the previous year, Germany’s dropout rate remains high in comparison to other EU countries.
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In terms of education in Germany, while there has been improvement in reducing school dropout rates over time, there is still work to be done to ensure that students are able to complete their education and achieve their full potential. It is important for both students and educators to understand the importance of education and work together towards creating an environment that supports academic success.
The EU-wide average school dropout rate improved from 10.5 to 9.6 percent from 2018 to 2022. In 2018, Germany had a better rate than the EU average at 10.3 percent, but this changed in 2019 as other countries made progress towards reducing their own dropout rates.
Overall, while there have been improvements made towards reducing school dropout rates across Europe and specifically in Germany over time, more needs to be done to ensure that students are able to complete their education and achieve their full potential.