Looking at the 2529 cohort (many of those in their early twenties were still in the educational system) the proportion with third level education was 37 per cent whereas those with only primary education accounted for only 5 per cent of the cohort. Tertiary Education options include University, TAFE or private colleges. In the United States of America [ edit In the United States, the higher education system is decentralized and essentially independent from regulation by the federal government.
In 2001 the percentage of school leavers transferring to third level exceeded 50 for the first time, as of 2005 it is in excess of 55 and expected to grow at approximately 1 per annum for the next decade. There are over 25 thirdlevel courses at graduate and postgraduate level offered through the Irish language. Tertiary qualifications are basically college degrees. In U. S. parlance, there are levels of education primary (grade) school, secondary (high) For example, countries such as Sweden, Germany, and Denmark provide full State funding for thirdlevel education, meaning taxpayers subsidise 100 of tuition costs.
From an equity perspective higher education the highest level of postschool education (see BINARY SYSTEM, UNIVERSITY, POLYTECHNIC, NEW UNIVERSITY).
Although great differences between systems of higher education exist internationally, there Jun 05, 2007 Second level education in Ireland refers to Vocational studies while third level refers to university or polytechnics, teacher training colleges etc. In the UK it is just another way of saying Higher Education.