Germany recorded a school dropout rate of more than twelve percent in 2022, making it the fourth highest in the European Union. Romania had the highest rate at 15.6 percent, followed by Spain at 13.9 percent and Hungary at 12.4 percent. Despite an improvement of 0.3 percentage points compared to the previous year, Germany’s dropout rate remains high compared to other EU countries.
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Meanwhile, Eurostat data shows that Germany’s school dropout rate improved from 10.3% in 2018 to 9.6% in 2022, despite still being higher than the EU average of 9%. In comparison to other EU countries, Germany’s dropout rate remains high but has shown improvement over time.