Classification of highest educational attainment

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on April 7, 2016.

Classification structure

Classification of highest educational attainment - Classification structure
Code Category
1Less than secondary (high) school graduation (highest) Less than secondary (high) school graduation (highest)
2Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent (highest attainment) Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent (highest attainment)
3Some postsecondary education (highest) Some postsecondary education (highest)
4Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (highest) Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (highest)
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