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  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Spending per student > High school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Elementary school graduate rate: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Public spending per student > Primary level: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Public expenditure per student, tertiary level is the total reported current spending by the government on tertiary education, divided by the total number of pupils in tertiary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles per million: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • Public spending per student > Secondary level: Public expenditure per student, secondary level is the total reported current spending by the government on secondary education, divided by the total number of pupils in secondary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Elementary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Elementary school repeaters > All: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 50 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in secondary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Expected duration of education for males: Expected years of schooling for a male 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, secondary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Secondary is the total public expenditure per student in secondary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, tertiary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Tertiary is the total public expenditure per student in tertiary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Female is the total female enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • School enrollment, tertiary > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Total is the total enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross: School enrollment, secondary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Male is the total male enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the male population of official secondary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Total enrollment, primary, female > % net: Total enrollment, primary, female (% net). Adjusted net enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group.
  • Total enrollment, primary > % net: Total enrollment, primary (% net). Adjusted net enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group.
  • Repeaters, primary, total > % of total enrollment: Repeaters, primary, total (% of total enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Total is the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment: Repeaters, primary, female (% of female enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Female is the number of female students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all female students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of female repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total female enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, male (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Male is the share of male children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, female (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Female is the share of female children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, total > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, total (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • School enrollment, preprimary > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Total is the total enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of official pre-primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • School enrollment, primary, male > % gross: School enrollment, primary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Male is the total male enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the male population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for upper secondary (high school) education.
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • High school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's high school, or secondary, teachers that are female.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Elementary school graduate rate > Female: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school graduate rate > Male: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
STAT China United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 6.4
Ranked 45th.
12
Ranked 1st. 88% more than China
Children out of school, primary 17.45 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United States
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd.

Children out of school, primary per 1000 14.19
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than United States
5.64
Ranked 47th.

Children out of school, primary, female 8.48 million
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United States
780,465
Ranked 3rd.

College and university > Gender parity index 1.13
Ranked 50th.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 25% more than China

College and university > Share of total education spending 23.98%
Ranked 20th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 7% more than China

Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 60th.
12
Ranked 14th. 33% more than China

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 115th.
5.62%
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than China

Literacy > Female 87.6%
Ranked 2nd.
99%
Ranked 17th. 13% more than China

Literacy > Total population 91.6%
Ranked 2nd.
99%
Ranked 20th. 8% more than China

Primary education, duration > Years 5
Ranked 154th.
6
Ranked 53th. 20% more than China

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.42
Ranked 71st.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 24% more than China

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 16.79
Ranked 80th. 18% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 15.15
Ranked 48th. 5% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 104th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 6.89
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than United States
2.5
Ranked 48th.

College and university > Gender ratio 104.07
Ranked 59th.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 35% more than China

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 50th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 85th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 34% more than China

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 77th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 33% more than China
Secondary education, pupils 97.45 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
24.21 million
Ranked 4th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 33th. 1% more than United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

Primary education, teachers 5.94 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
1.71 million
Ranked 5th.

Primary education, pupils 99.71 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
24.43 million
Ranked 5th.

Tertiary enrollment 7.5%
Ranked 22nd.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than China
Spending per student > College and university 90.07
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Gender ratio 105.08
Ranked 28th. 6% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 37th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 66th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.0113
Ranked 99th.
0.0465
Ranked 96th. 4 times more than China

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 75th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 95.7%
Ranked 2nd.
99%
Ranked 28th. 3% more than China

Spending > USD 78.48 billion
Ranked 7th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than China

High school > Private school share 10.72%
Ranked 73th. 30% more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 1.8
Ranked 153th.
4.79
Ranked 54th. 3 times more than China

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 21.05
Ranked 81st. 48% more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 29th. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 113.2
Ranked 30th. 15% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 645,002.55
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United States
56,943.33
Ranked 6th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 15.19 million
Ranked 2nd.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 9% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 533
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 5
Ranked 163th.
6
Ranked 59th. 20% more than China

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.78
Ranked 62nd.
5.36
Ranked 56th. 12% more than China

Secondary education, teachers 6.43 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
1.67 million
Ranked 4th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 23.15
Ranked 29th. 55% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 108th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 7.29
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than United States
3.14
Ranked 43th.

Spending per student > High school 11.55
Ranked 60th.
24.56
Ranked 18th. 2 times more than China

Secondary education, general pupils 77.15 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd.

High school > Gender parity index 1.05
Ranked 27th. 4% more than United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 533
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Scientific and technical journal articles 29,186
Ranked 6th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 530
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United States
492
Ranked 25th.
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 45%
Ranked 26th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 4% more than China
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 2.06%
Ranked 93th. 8 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 11.86
Ranked 90th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than China

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 7
Ranked 20th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 13%
Ranked 49th.
15.3%
Ranked 38th. 18% more than China

International Baccalaureate schools 76
Ranked 7th.
1,489
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Children out of school, primary, male 8.97 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than United States
976,866
Ranked 3rd.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 1.9%
Ranked 121st.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than China

High school > Students per teacher 15.15
Ranked 49th. 5% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 57th.

Secondary education > General pupils 85.91 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 61st. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 56th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 33% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 121.66 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United States
24.85 million
Ranked 4th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 54.8%
Ranked 78th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 73% more than China

Elementary school graduate rate 99.57
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
95.34
Ranked 40th.

Public spending per student > Primary level 6.1
Ranked 62nd.
17.9
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than China
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 72.5
Ranked 98th.
77.71
Ranked 76th. 7% more than China

Primary education, pupils per 1000 74.18
Ranked 100th.
78.41
Ranked 97th. 6% more than China

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.85
Ranked 92nd.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 65% more than China

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1
Ranked 87th.
1.02
Ranked 54th. 2% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 11.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 87th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than China

Universities > Top 100 4
Ranked 7th.
31
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than China
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.48
Ranked 145th. 3 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 89th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 15.99
Ranked 43th. 11% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Inequality adjusted index 0.481
Ranked 77th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 96% more than China
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 17.55
Ranked 73th. 28% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 105.95 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd.

Primary education > Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 149th.
6 years
Ranked 54th. 20% more than China

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $1,394.49
Ranked 56th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 24 times more than China

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 95.96
Ranked 96th.
105.99
Ranked 46th. 10% more than China

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 57.4
Ranked 102nd.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 35% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 530
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
495
Ranked 20th.
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 5.39%
Ranked 92nd.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 62% more than China

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 63th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 103.84
Ranked 5th. 3% more than United States
100.68
Ranked 17th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 98%
Ranked 23th. 4% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 84th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 85.8
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils 121 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United States
24.56 million
Ranked 4th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 70.4%
Ranked 61st.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 34% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 43.84%
Ranked 94th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 29% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 74.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 106th.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 11% more than China

Secondary education, vocational pupils 20.3 million
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 59.23%
Ranked 46th.
77.19%
Ranked 38th. 30% more than China

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 16.79
Ranked 80th. 18% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Secondary education > Teachers 5.31 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 11 years
Ranked 72nd.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 45% more than China
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 99.57
Ranked 6th. 5% more than United States
94.45
Ranked 30th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 95.62 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
23.85 million
Ranked 4th.

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 22.65
Ranked 62nd.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 32 times more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 522
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
503
Ranked 14th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 538
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
500
Ranked 13th.
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 53th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Expected duration of education for all students 10.3 years
Ranked 29th.
16.7 years
Ranked 14th. 62% more than China
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 3.54 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
1.71 million
Ranked 4th.

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 104%
Ranked 7th. 4% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 12.1
Ranked 55th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 85% more than China
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.19%
Ranked 137th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 4% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 540
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than United States
512
Ranked 8th.
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 96%
Ranked 37th. 2% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 94th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 21st. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 0.29
Ranked 103th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Universities > Top 200 6
Ranked 10th.
54
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than China
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 66.28 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 24% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.095 per capita
Ranked 108th. 10% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 95.02
Ranked 110th. 10% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 6th. 8% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 19.8
Ranked 13th. 29% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 58%
Ranked 66th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 50% more than China
Primary education > Teachers 5.75 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 46.85%
Ranked 125th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 4% more than China

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 5
Ranked 137th.
6
Ranked 49th. 20% more than China

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.43
Ranked 80th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 33% more than China

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48%
Ranked 16th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than China
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $1.88 trillion
Ranked 1st.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than China

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.0046
Ranked 29th.
0.183
Ranked 17th. 40 times more than China
Universities > Top 50 per million 0.000767
Ranked 12th.
0.0677
Ranked 7th. 88 times more than China
Primary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 19th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 77th.

High school > Share of total education spending 37.41%
Ranked 30th. 6% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 72.21%
Ranked 41st.
81.55%
Ranked 48th. 13% more than China

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 82.54 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.64
Ranked 38th. 2% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 4.1
Ranked 87th.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 35% more than China

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 66.29
Ranked 88th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 25% more than China

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 1.04
Ranked 8th. 5% more than United States
0.991
Ranked 69th.

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 45.3%
Ranked 22nd.
49%
Ranked 73th. 8% more than China
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 20,183
Ranked 1st.
25,000
Ranked 1st. 24% more than China

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 0.0
Ranked 91st.
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 74.68
Ranked 106th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 11% more than China

Universities > Top 50 1
Ranked 11th.
20
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.009 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th.
0.024 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than China
Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.26
Ranked 101st.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.31
Ranked 102nd.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Elementary school teachers 6.04 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd.

High school teachers 6.34 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd.

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.00307
Ranked 21st.
0.105
Ranked 13th. 34 times more than China
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
91%
Ranked 23th.
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 0.0
Ranked 36th.
38%
Ranked 5th.
Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 100.63 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd.

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 23th.
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th. 25% more than China
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 99.99
Ranked 78th.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 2% more than China

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 93.36
Ranked 105th. 11% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 16.2
Ranked 72nd. 9% more than United States
14.9
Ranked 79th.
International Mathematical Olympiad > Results for the 2006 IMO > Points 214
Ranked 1st. 39% more than United States
154
Ranked 5th.
Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.034 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th. 9% more than China
Expected duration of education for males 10.3 years
Ranked 28th.
16.2 years
Ranked 18th. 57% more than China
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
87%
Ranked 22nd.
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 0.0
Ranked 36th.
41%
Ranked 3rd.
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 11.54%
Ranked 56th.
25.25%
Ranked 32nd. 2 times more than China

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 90%
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than United States
21.66%
Ranked 66th.

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 25.65%
Ranked 74th.
111.32%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than China

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 24.33%
Ranked 76th.
95.33%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than China

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 86.02%
Ranked 77th.
93.35%
Ranked 56th. 9% more than China

Total enrollment, primary, female > % net 86.67%
Ranked 30th.
93.55%
Ranked 58th. 8% more than China

Total enrollment, primary > % net 86.85%
Ranked 41st.
92.89%
Ranked 75th. 7% more than China

Repeaters, primary, total > % of total enrollment 0.258%
Ranked 106th.
0.0
Ranked 137th.

Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment 0.233%
Ranked 102nd.
0.0
Ranked 135th.

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 82.26%
Ranked 9th.
98.33%
Ranked 16th. 20% more than China

High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 58.8%
Ranked 45th.
81.55%
Ranked 40th. 39% more than China

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 79.84%
Ranked 11th.
89.05%
Ranked 54th. 12% more than China

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, total > % of relevant age group 109.1%
Ranked 42nd. 8% more than United States
101.34%
Ranked 79th.

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 62.01%
Ranked 75th.
73.32%
Ranked 63th. 18% more than China

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male > % of relevant age group 108.7%
Ranked 46th. 6% more than United States
102.8%
Ranked 73th.

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 128.16%
Ranked 12th. 30% more than United States
98.6%
Ranked 116th.

Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending 32.6%
Ranked 37th. 1% more than United States
32.42%
Ranked 47th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group 93.08%
Ranked 118th.
99.02%
Ranked 86th. 6% more than China

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $2,716.70
Ranked 46th.
$36,945.60
Ranked 5th. 14 times more than China

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 97.93%
Ranked 93th.
108.83%
Ranked 20th. 11% more than China

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita 9,729.46
Ranked 65th.
36,028.94
Ranked 52nd. 4 times more than China

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 117.82% gross
Ranked 24th. 17% more than United States
100.34% gross
Ranked 110th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross 34.51% gross
Ranked 90th.
60.55% gross
Ranked 61st. 75% more than China

High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher 16.05
Ranked 30th. 11% more than United States
14.46
Ranked 37th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross 37.36% gross
Ranked 85th.
63.25% gross
Ranked 58th. 69% more than China

Secondary education > Teachers > % female 43.25% female
Ranked 93th.
62.59% female
Ranked 37th. 45% more than China

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group 93.96%
Ranked 121st.
99.44%
Ranked 92nd. 6% more than China

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 15.1
Ranked 43th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 2.34
Ranked 62nd.
3.28
Ranked 51st. 40% more than China

Primary education > Pupils > % female 47.19% female
Ranked 131st.
48.08% female
Ranked 104th. 2% more than China

Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.093 per capita
Ranked 104th. 11% more than United States
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th.

High school teachers > % female 45.08%
Ranked 82nd.
60.36%
Ranked 38th. 34% more than China

High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 49%
Ranked 51st.
61%
Ranked 19th. 24% more than China
Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 76.09%
Ranked 76th.
94.11%
Ranked 41st. 24% more than China

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 74.33%
Ranked 79th.
94.34%
Ranked 38th. 27% more than China

Elementary school graduate rate > Female 99.28
Ranked 10th. 14% more than United States
87.47
Ranked 48th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 46.47%
Ranked 127th.
48.92%
Ranked 37th. 5% more than China

Elementary school graduate rate > Male 99.82
Ranked 6th.
100
Ranked 3rd. About the same as China

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