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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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given 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)."
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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).
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • 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 > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • 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. 
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • 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."
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • 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."
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • 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: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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."
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Universities > Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • 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 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's high school, or secondary, teachers that are female.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Researchers in R&D > Per million people: Researchers in R&D; (per million people). Researchers in R&D; are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned. Postgraduate PhD students (ISCED97 level 6) engaged in R&D; are included.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Female: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 18 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.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 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 18 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 18 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > 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. 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 > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils > % female: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Female: 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."
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Male: 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."
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female: 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."
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male: 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."
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female: 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.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male: 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.
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Total 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."
  • 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.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (current US$). 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 as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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 > Primary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (% of GDP). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and 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. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU: 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.
  • Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds: Percentage of population older than 24 years that has completed tertiary education.
  • Primary education, teachers > % female: Primary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Primary is the number of female teachers at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year. 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.
  • Tertiary education, teachers > % female: Tertiary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Tertiary is the number of female teachers at the tertiary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the tertiary level in a given school year. 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.
  • Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure: Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure). Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is the total public education expenditure (current and capital) expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure for all sectors in a given financial year. Public education expenditure includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > % 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.
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.

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

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

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 77th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 33% more than China
Tertiary enrollment 7.5%
Ranked 22nd.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than China
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 33th. 1% more than United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

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

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.

High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 75th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children out of school, primary, male 8.97 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than United States
976,866
Ranked 3rd.

Secondary education, pupils 97.45 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
24.21 million
Ranked 4th.

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

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

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

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

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

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Primary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 19th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 77th.

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

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 45%
Ranked 26th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 4% more than China
High school > Private school share 10.72%
Ranked 73th. 30% more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 5
Ranked 163th.
6
Ranked 59th. 20% more than China

Public spending per student > Primary level 6.1
Ranked 62nd.
17.9
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than China
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 533
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 530
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United States
492
Ranked 25th.
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 108th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

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

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

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 533
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.48
Ranked 145th. 3 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Universities > Top 100 4
Ranked 7th.
31
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than China
Secondary education, general pupils 77.15 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd.

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

Scientific and technical journal articles 29,186
Ranked 6th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than China

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 17.55
Ranked 73th. 28% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 2.06%
Ranked 93th. 8 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

International Baccalaureate schools 76
Ranked 7th.
1,489
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.85
Ranked 92nd.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 65% 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 84th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Elementary school repeaters > All 0.29
Ranked 103th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

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

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

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

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 11 years
Ranked 72nd.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 45% more than China
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 7
Ranked 20th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 77th.

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

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

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

Universities > Top 200 6
Ranked 10th.
54
Ranked 1st. 9 times 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

Inequality adjusted index 0.481
Ranked 77th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 96% more than China
Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 16.79
Ranked 80th. 18% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Primary education > Pupils 121 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United States
24.56 million
Ranked 4th.

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 3.54 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
1.71 million
Ranked 4th.

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

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

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

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.0046
Ranked 29th.
0.183
Ranked 17th. 40 times more than China
Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.26
Ranked 101st.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Expected duration of education for all students 10.3 years
Ranked 29th.
16.7 years
Ranked 14th. 62% more than China
High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 58.8%
Ranked 45th.
81.55%
Ranked 40th. 39% more than China

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

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

Primary education > Teachers 5.75 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd.

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 53th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 82.54 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 74.68
Ranked 106th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 11% 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

Public spending per student > Tertiary level 85.8
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 5
Ranked 137th.
6
Ranked 49th. 20% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 540
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than United States
512
Ranked 8th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 538
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
500
Ranked 13th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 43.84%
Ranked 94th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 29% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.19%
Ranked 137th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 4% more than China

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

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

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

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 5.39%
Ranked 92nd.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 62% more than China

High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher 14.47
Ranked 48th.
14.52
Ranked 47th. About the same as China

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

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.00307
Ranked 21st.
0.105
Ranked 13th. 34 times more than China
Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.31
Ranked 102nd.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

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

Universities > Top 50 1
Ranked 11th.
20
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Public spending per student > Secondary level 12.1
Ranked 55th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 85% more than China
Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 66.29
Ranked 88th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 25% more than China

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

School enrolment rate > 5th grade 99.57
Ranked 6th. 5% more than United States
94.45
Ranked 30th.

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 0.0
Ranked 91st.
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 84.64
Ranked 85th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 64% 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 50 per million 0.000767
Ranked 12th.
0.0677
Ranked 7th. 88 times more than China
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 46.85%
Ranked 125th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 4% more than China

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

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

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

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 100.63 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 19.8
Ranked 13th. 29% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 45.3%
Ranked 22nd.
49%
Ranked 73th. 8% more than China
Elementary school graduate rate > Female 99.28
Ranked 10th. 14% more than United States
87.47
Ranked 48th.

High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 49%
Ranked 51st.
61%
Ranked 19th. 24% more than China
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 58%
Ranked 66th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 50% more than China
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 20,183
Ranked 1st.
25,000
Ranked 1st. 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.

Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
91%
Ranked 23th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 11 years
Ranked 71st.
16 years
Ranked 25th. 45% more than China
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
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.64
Ranked 38th. 2% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 99.99
Ranked 78th.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 2% more than China

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48%
Ranked 16th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than China
Researchers in R&D > Per million people 863.21
Ranked 39th.
4,673.21
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than China

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Female 1.58 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
769,923
Ranked 4th.

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

Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 522
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
503
Ranked 14th.
Elementary school graduate rate > Male 99.82
Ranked 6th.
100
Ranked 3rd. About the same as China

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 16.2
Ranked 72nd. 9% more than United States
14.9
Ranked 79th.
Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 95.02
Ranked 110th. 10% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
24%
Ranked 25th.
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 0.0
Ranked 36th.
38%
Ranked 5th.
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
Expected duration of education for males 10.3 years
Ranked 28th.
16.2 years
Ranked 18th. 57% more than China
Proportion of 18 year olds in tertiary education 0.0
Ranked 36th.
35%
Ranked 3rd.
Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
2%
Ranked 25th.
Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 78.1%
Ranked 77th.
93.87%
Ranked 43th. 20% more than China

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 50.17%
Ranked 18th.
0.0
Ranked 111th.

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils > % female 47.29%
Ranked 106th.
48.63%
Ranked 95th. 3% more than China

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female 47.83%
Ranked 92nd.
48.63%
Ranked 69th. 2% more than China

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 43.76
Ranked 74th.
57.63
Ranked 64th. 32% more than China

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 44.42
Ranked 73th.
57.98
Ranked 63th. 31% more than China

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female 97.72
Ranked 88th.
108.63
Ranked 38th. 11% more than China

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male 94.5
Ranked 105th.
103.49
Ranked 59th. 10% more than China

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female 99.28
Ranked 12th. 1% more than United States
98.08
Ranked 22nd.

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male 99.82
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
95.67
Ranked 24th.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 96.84%
Ranked 20th. 5% more than United States
92.62%
Ranked 60th.

Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
87%
Ranked 22nd.
Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 22.26%
Ranked 57th.
69.36%
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than China

Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP 43.9%
Ranked 75th.
76.79%
Ranked 5th. 75% more than China

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 95.31% net
Ranked 33th. 5% more than United States
90.49% net
Ranked 71st.

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 99.39% net
Ranked 13th. 5% more than United States
94.25% net
Ranked 51st.

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 44.6%
Ranked 86th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 78% more than China

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU 13.14 trillion
Ranked 9th. 17% more than United States
11.23 trillion
Ranked 13th.

Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 3.58%
Ranked 14th.
40.66%
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than China
Primary education, teachers > % female 58.36%
Ranked 84th.
86.71%
Ranked 33th. 49% more than China

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 45.13%
Ranked 34th.
47.68%
Ranked 22nd. 6% more than China

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 12.97%
Ranked 62nd.
13.07%
Ranked 60th. 1% more than China

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 117th.
5.62%
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than China

School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 36.01% gross
Ranked 91st.
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd. 72% more than China

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