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Country vs country: Norway and United States compared: Education stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • 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)."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • 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 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.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • 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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  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • 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."
  • 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)."
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • 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.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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 > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Spending per student > Elementary 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)."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13-year-old students per class.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Student attitude > Dislike of school: Percentage of schoolgoing children who do not like going to school (2000).
  • 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: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • 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).
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • 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.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Teachers as percentage of labor force: The percentage share of the total labor force who are classroom, academic staff, and other teachers. Data for 1999.
  • 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 > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • 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.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • 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.
  • Spending per secondary school student: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad.
  • Student attitude > Find school boring: Percentage of students who do find school boring (2000).
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Adults at low literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'low'. Data for 1998
  • Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'high'. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • 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.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Educational attainment > Senior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till senior secondary level (year 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.
  • Class size > Age 9: The average number of children in every class of nine-year-olds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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."
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology: Intended instruction time spent studying technology, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Educational attainment > Junior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till junior secondary level (year 2000).
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand 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, 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) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Spending per primary school student: Primary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
  • Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'moderate'. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary teacher salary > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education: The indicator shows direct public and private expenditure on educational institutions in relation to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in these institutions. Public subsidies for students’ living expenses have been excluded to ensure international comparability of the data.

    Expenditure on education per student is obtained by dividing the total expenditure on educational institutions by the number of full-time equivalents students. Only those educational institutions and programmes are taken into account for which both enrolment and expenditure data are available.
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary teacher salary per hour > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary level education, per hour after 15 years experience and typical training. Expressed in equivalent US dollars converted using Purchasing Power Parities (PPP's). Data for 1999.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages: Intended instruction time spent studying modern foreign languages, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9: The average number of years of experience of teachers who teach children aged 9.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13: The average number of years of teaching experience, for teachers of students aged 13.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Student attitude > Report class disorder: Percentage of students who report high noise level and disorder in classes (2000).
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning science: Intended instruction time spent studying science, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have one or more university degrees.
  • 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.
  • School life expectancy > Female: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills: Intended instruction time spent studying vocational skills, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one study desk.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13: Of those teachers who teach students aged 13, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Students living with mother > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • 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.
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer.
  • Students living with mother > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (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.
  • Female teachers > Lower secondary: Percentage share of lower secondary level teachers at who are female. Data for 2000.
  • Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level B qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Spending per primary school student > Per $ GDP: Primary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1,000 of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Students from households with calculator > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households containing at least one calculator.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % 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
  • Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students whose mothers have at least secondary education.
  • 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.
  • Total expenditure as % of GDP: Total expenditure on education per year per country as % of GDP (Year 2000).
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 9: The percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households with a dictionary.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with secondary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with secondary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education (% of total). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with primary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students whose father has secondary education: Percentage of students whose fathers have at least secondary education.
  • School enrollment > Primary > 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. 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.
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting; ratio to GDP per capita: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Primary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita: 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.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning arts: Intended instruction time spent studying arts, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
STAT Norway United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 11.8
Ranked 2nd.
12
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Norway
Children out of school, primary 3,100
Ranked 90th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 567 times more than Norway

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.626
Ranked 97th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 9 times more than Norway

Children out of school, primary, female 1,354
Ranked 83th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 576 times more than Norway

College and university > Gender parity index 1.63
Ranked 14th. 16% more than United States
1.41
Ranked 33th.

College and university > Share of total education spending 29.63%
Ranked 12th. 15% more than United States
25.65%
Ranked 26th.

Compulsary education duration 11
Ranked 44th.
12
Ranked 14th. 9% more than Norway

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.87%
Ranked 15th. 22% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Homeschooling legal status Legal Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Literacy > Total population 100%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 20th.

Primary education, duration > Years 7
Ranked 21st. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 5.63
Ranked 30th. 3% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 16.81
Ranked 112th. 18% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 7.54
Ranked 76th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 92% more than Norway

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 156th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

College and university > Gender ratio 161.83
Ranked 14th. 16% more than United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Literacy > Female 100%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 17th.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.273
Ranked 90th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 9 times more than Norway

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 112th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 9.91 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 80% more than United States
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.

Duration of compulsory education 11 years
Ranked 30th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 9% more than Norway
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 43th. 1% more than United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

School life expectancy > Total 16.9 years
Ranked 1st. 11% more than United States
15.2 years
Ranked 14th.
Tertiary enrollment 70%
Ranked 3rd.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 4% more than Norway
College and university > Private school share 14.53%
Ranked 76th.
27.95%
Ranked 46th. 92% more than Norway

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 129th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 66th.

High school > Gender ratio 97.81
Ranked 71st.
99.5
Ranked 59th. 2% more than Norway

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 1.73
Ranked 36th. 37 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 128th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Spending per student > College and university 47.15
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

Secondary education, pupils 437,010
Ranked 78th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 55 times more than Norway

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 11.28
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 187th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Literacy > Male 100%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Primary education, pupils 423,333
Ranked 86th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 58 times more than Norway

Spending > USD 27.31 billion
Ranked 20th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Norway

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Primary education, teachers 22,303
Ranked 37th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 77 times more than Norway

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 212,395
Ranked 57th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 78 times more than Norway

Mathematical literacy 499
Ranked 16th. 1% more than United States
493
Ranked 18th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 15,018.17
Ranked 54th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than Norway

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 503
Ranked 10th. 1% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 6.21
Ranked 75th.
14.96
Ranked 64th. 2 times more than Norway

Spending > Proportion 6.03
Ranked 22nd. 26% more than United States
4.79
Ranked 54th.

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 10.5
Ranked 140th.
14.21
Ranked 120th. 35% more than Norway

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 7
Ranked 25th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Public spending per student > Primary level 29.2
Ranked 3rd. 63% more than United States
17.9
Ranked 21st.
Scientific literacy 500
Ranked 12th. About the same as United States
499
Ranked 14th.
High school > Private school share 8.17%
Ranked 87th.
8.27%
Ranked 86th. 1% more than Norway

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 176th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school > Primary 4,789
Ranked 87th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 339 times more than Norway

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Preschool enrollment rate 98.68
Ranked 95th.
98.77
Ranked 94th. The same as Norway

Spending per student > High school 26.47
Ranked 15th. 8% more than United States
24.56
Ranked 18th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 503
Ranked 10th. 1% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 36%
Ranked 2nd.
47%
Ranked 7th. 31% more than Norway
Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 512
Ranked 10th. 4% more than United States
492
Ranked 25th.
Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.353
Ranked 90th.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 9 times more than Norway

Children out of school, primary, male 1,746
Ranked 79th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 559 times more than Norway

Reading literacy 505
Ranked 13th. About the same as United States
504
Ranked 15th.
Scientific and technical journal articles 3,339
Ranked 27th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 63 times more than Norway

Schools connected to the Internet 99%
Ranked 6th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Norway

Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 6.54%
Ranked 48th. 24 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

High school > Gender parity index 0.982
Ranked 96th.
1.01
Ranked 68th. 3% more than Norway

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 46.8
Ranked 18th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 23% more than Norway

High school starting age > Years 13
Ranked 32nd. 8% more than United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.54
Ranked 14th. 10% more than United States
1.4
Ranked 22nd.

Secondary education, teachers 49,191
Ranked 37th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 34 times more than Norway

Secondary education, general pupils 308,417
Ranked 87th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 79 times more than Norway

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 95.6%
Ranked 12th. 1% more than United States
94.7%
Ranked 14th.

Spending per student > Elementary school 18.44
Ranked 28th.
22.35
Ranked 18th. 21% more than Norway

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 8.96 per 1,000 people
Ranked 6th. 52% more than United States
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 8.79
Ranked 120th.
14.38
Ranked 51st. 64% more than Norway

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 88.23
Ranked 54th. 14% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Educational attainment > Tertiary 28%
Ranked 9th.
37%
Ranked 2nd. 32% more than Norway
Class size > Age 13 14.6 students
Ranked 23th.
18.3 students
Ranked 15th. 25% more than Norway
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.01
Ranked 61st.
1.02
Ranked 54th. 1% more than Norway

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 432,618
Ranked 102nd.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 57 times more than Norway

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 3.03
Ranked 65th. 17 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 161st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 13
Ranked 33th. 8% more than United States
12
Ranked 59th.

Elementary school graduate rate 99.84
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than United States
95.34
Ranked 40th.

High school > Students per teacher 7.54
Ranked 80th.
14.49
Ranked 57th. 92% more than Norway

Student attitude > Dislike of school 23%
Ranked 15th.
35%
Ranked 5th. 52% more than Norway
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 16.6%
Ranked 31st. 8% more than United States
15.3%
Ranked 38th.

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 97.97
Ranked 85th.
105.99
Ranked 46th. 8% more than Norway

Secondary education > General pupils 268,070
Ranked 99th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 90 times more than Norway

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 7.7%
Ranked 6th. 31% more than United States
5.9%
Ranked 23th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 46.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 18th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 23% more than Norway

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 1.04
Ranked 99th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 5 times more than Norway

Elementary school > Gender ratio 100.21
Ranked 26th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. About the same as Norway

Primary education, pupils per 1000 85.47
Ranked 92nd. 9% more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 98%
Ranked 38th. 4% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 162nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 13
Ranked 33th. 8% more than United States
12
Ranked 61st.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 16
Ranked 56th. 7% more than United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 385,009
Ranked 91st.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 62 times more than Norway

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 10.5
Ranked 135th.
13.69
Ranked 102nd. 30% more than Norway

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 94.7%
Ranked 19th. About the same as United States
94.3%
Ranked 22nd.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $34,960.96
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than United States
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 429,585
Ranked 84th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 57 times more than Norway

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 17 years
Ranked 9th. 6% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Primary teacher salary > Starting $22,194.00
Ranked 8th.
$25,707.00
Ranked 5th. 16% more than Norway
Inequality adjusted index 0.968
Ranked 1st. 3% more than United States
0.941
Ranked 3rd.
Teachers as percentage of labor force 5.2%
Ranked 5th. 24% more than United States
4.2%
Ranked 17th.
Primary education > Duration > Years 7 years
Ranked 21st. 17% more than United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 502
Ranked 12th. 1% more than United States
495
Ranked 20th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 505
Ranked 10th.
512
Ranked 8th. 1% more than Norway
Public spending per student > Secondary level 19.8
Ranked 9th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 13% more than Norway
Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 132nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU 1.1 trillion
Ranked 40th.
11.23 trillion
Ranked 13th. 10 times more than Norway

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 59.74%
Ranked 20th. 5% more than United States
56.64%
Ranked 34th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.64%
Ranked 64th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. About the same as Norway

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 62.27
Ranked 87th.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 25% more than Norway

School life expectancy > Male 16.3 years
Ranked 2nd. 10% more than United States
14.8 years
Ranked 17th.
Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 76.02%
Ranked 43th.
77.19%
Ranked 38th. 2% more than Norway

Duration of education > Primary level 7
Ranked 20th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Primary education > Teachers 41,161
Ranked 62nd.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 42 times more than Norway

Secondary education > Teachers 45,505
Ranked 57th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 35 times more than Norway

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 731.46
Ranked 12th. About the same as United States
728.12
Ranked 13th.

Universities > Top 200 1
Ranked 24th.
54
Ranked 1st. 54 times more than Norway
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 99.58
Ranked 5th. 5% more than United States
94.45
Ranked 30th.

Spending per secondary school student $7,343.00 per student
Ranked 4th.
$7,764.00 per student
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than Norway
Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 1.04 per 1,000 people
Ranked 101st.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 5 times more than Norway

Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 1.57%
Ranked 18th.
2.68%
Ranked 7th. 71% more than Norway
Student attitude > Find school boring 58%
Ranked 7th.
61%
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than Norway
Expected duration of education for all students 17.9 years
Ranked 7th. 7% more than United States
16.7 years
Ranked 14th.
Literacy > Adults at low literacy level 29.7%
Ranked 16th.
49.6%
Ranked 7th. 67% more than Norway
Literacy > Adults at high literacy level 29.4%
Ranked 2nd. 55% more than United States
19%
Ranked 9th.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 46.5
Ranked 33th. 95% more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils 432,345
Ranked 97th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 57 times more than Norway

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 95.33
Ranked 109th. 10% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.095 per capita
Ranked 109th. 10% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 505
Ranked 9th. 1% more than United States
500
Ranked 13th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 498
Ranked 17th.
503
Ranked 14th. 1% more than Norway
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 2.36%
Ranked 110th.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 4 times more than Norway

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 7
Ranked 20th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 95%
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
88.1%
Ranked 17th.
Elementary school repeaters > All 0.0
Ranked 123th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.0
Ranked 120th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Educational attainment > Senior secondary 57%
Ranked 4th. 14% more than United States
50%
Ranked 6th.
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 98%
Ranked 35th. 4% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 98%
Ranked 38th. 5% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 5,729
Ranked 80th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 299 times more than Norway

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 99.01%
Ranked 65th.
100.09%
Ranked 51st. 1% more than Norway

Class size > Age 9 17.4 students
Ranked 16th.
23.5 students
Ranked 6th. 35% more than Norway
Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.7%
Ranked 49th. The same as United States
48.7%
Ranked 42nd.
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 49.3%
Ranked 68th. 1% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Primary education > Teachers per 1000 8.96
Ranked 8th. 52% more than United States
5.9
Ranked 45th.

Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy 70.3%
Ranked 2nd. 39% more than United States
50.4%
Ranked 11th.
Universities > Top 200 per million 0.216
Ranked 16th. 18% more than United States
0.183
Ranked 17th.
Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 142nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 403,026
Ranked 78th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 61 times more than Norway

Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology n 3
Educational attainment > Junior secondary 15%
Ranked 16th. 25% more than United States
12%
Ranked 18th.
Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.0
Ranked 120th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 58.38
Ranked 112th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 41% more than Norway

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 9.91
Ranked 14th. 80% more than United States
5.52
Ranked 66th.

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 58.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 111th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 41% more than Norway

Elementary school teachers 41,161
Ranked 56th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 44 times more than Norway

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $170.93 billion
Ranked 21st.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 60 times more than Norway

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $44,816.37
Ranked 3rd. 21% more than United States
$36,945.60
Ranked 5th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 84.84
Ranked 84th. 2% more than United States
82.94
Ranked 90th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 128,593
Ranked 48th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 25.96
Ranked 17th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending 26.67%
Ranked 71st.
32.42%
Ranked 47th. 22% more than Norway

High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher 8.4
Ranked 90th.
14.46
Ranked 37th. 72% more than Norway

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 17 years
Ranked 7th. 13% more than United States
15 years
Ranked 24th.
Private school enrolment > Primary level 1.6
Ranked 77th.
11.6
Ranked 33th. 7 times more than Norway
Spending per primary school student $5,761.00 per student
Ranked 5th.
$6,043.00 per student
Ranked 4th. 5% more than Norway
Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level 40.9%
Ranked 3rd. 30% more than United States
31.4%
Ranked 13th.
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.91
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Students from households with computer > Age 13 63%
Ranked 7th. 17% more than United States
54%
Ranked 13th.
Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.53 per 1,000 people
Ranked 98th.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 7 times more than Norway

Primary teacher salary > After 15 years $25,854.00
Ranked 13th.
$34,705.00
Ranked 5th. 34% more than Norway
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 100%
Ranked 3rd. 10% more than United States
91%
Ranked 23th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 49.27%
Ranked 78th. 1% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 84.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 83th. 3% more than United States
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.

Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.325%
Ranked 7th. 37 times more than United States
0.00874%
Ranked 28th.
Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 117.38 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 16th.
117.74 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 15th. About the same as Norway
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 18 years
Ranked 6th. 13% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 25th.
Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000 $4.97
Ranked 4th. 54 times more than United States
$0.09
Ranked 22nd.
Primary teacher salary per hour > After 15 years $36.00 per hour
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
$36.00 per hour
Ranked 10th.
Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages 16 7
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9 18.9 years experience
Ranked 7th. 15% more than United States
16.4 years experience
Ranked 12th.
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13 22.9 years experience
Ranked 18th.
27 years experience
Ranked 10th. 18% more than Norway
Share of university qualifications awarded to females 64%
Ranked 3rd. 12% more than United States
57%
Ranked 12th.
Student attitude > Report class disorder 39%
Ranked 4th. 39% more than United States
28%
Ranked 11th.
High school teachers 45,505
Ranked 58th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 38 times more than Norway

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 291,724
Ranked 84th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 85 times more than Norway

Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 24.86%
Ranked 8th.
37.67%
Ranked 1st. 52% more than Norway
Proportion of primary education time spent learning science 9%
Ranked 29th.
14%
Ranked 9th. 56% more than Norway
Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9 10%
Ranked 12th.
100%
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Norway
Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 7.1
Ranked 120th.
14.9
Ranked 79th. 2 times more than Norway
School life expectancy > Female 17.6 years
Ranked 1st. 12% more than United States
15.7 years
Ranked 11th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 91%
Ranked 4th. 21% more than United States
75%
Ranked 16th.
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 4.4
Ranked 69th.
9.6
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than Norway
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 28%
Ranked 15th.
38%
Ranked 5th. 36% more than Norway
Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills n 5
Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 20th.
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th. 25% more than Norway
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 153.61
Ranked 20th. 10% more than United States
139.19
Ranked 29th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 102.87
Ranked 50th. 1% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 109.32%
Ranked 14th. About the same as United States
108.83%
Ranked 20th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000 0.513
Ranked 93th.
2.03
Ranked 66th. 4 times more than Norway

Children out of school > Primary > Male 2,357
Ranked 83th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 252 times more than Norway

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.513 per 1,000 people
Ranked 95th.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 4 times more than Norway

Students from households with study desk > Age 13 97%
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than United States
87%
Ranked 21st.
Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million 13.88%
Ranked 6th. 74 times more than United States
0.188%
Ranked 27th.
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13 96%
Ranked 7th.
97%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than Norway
Students living with mother > Age 13 95%
Ranked 11th. 6% more than United States
90%
Ranked 26th.
Expected duration of education for males 17.3 years
Ranked 8th. 7% more than United States
16.2 years
Ranked 18th.
Young longtext readers 13.4%
Ranked 24th.
28.4%
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Norway
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million 20.05%
Ranked 7th. 77 times more than United States
0.261%
Ranked 28th.
Students from households with computer > Age 9 51%
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
51%
Ranked 5th.
Students living with mother > Age 9 95%
Ranked 4th. 2% more than United States
93%
Ranked 8th.
Young shorttext readers 58%
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United States
11%
Ranked 24th.
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 13%
Ranked 20th.
41%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Norway
Female teachers > Lower secondary 72.3%
Ranked 5th. 20% more than United States
60.2%
Ranked 14th.
Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree 47% awarded to females
Ranked 26th.
60% awarded to females
Ranked 14th. 28% more than Norway
Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female 46.6%
Ranked 11th.
53.6%
Ranked 1st. 15% more than Norway
Spending per primary school student > Per $ GDP $0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 3rd. 61 times more than United States
$0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 21st.
Students from households with calculator > Age 13 96%
Ranked 13th. The same as United States
96%
Ranked 17th.
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree 64%
Ranked 3rd. 12% more than United States
57%
Ranked 12th.
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 94%
Ranked 9th. 8% more than United States
87%
Ranked 22nd.
Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 95.99%
Ranked 9th. 8% more than United States
88.98%
Ranked 21st.

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 56.18%
Ranked 15th.
69.36%
Ranked 5th. 23% more than Norway

Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP 52.02%
Ranked 95th.
76.79%
Ranked 5th. 48% more than Norway

Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13 48% 75%
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 98.86% net
Ranked 8th. 9% more than United States
90.49% net
Ranked 71st.

Total expenditure as % of GDP 5.9% of GDP
Ranked 7th.
7% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 19% more than Norway
Students from households with dictionary > Age 9 67%
Ranked 14th.
89%
Ranked 3rd. 33% more than Norway
School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 98.95% net
Ranked 12th. 5% more than United States
94.25% net
Ranked 51st.

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 58.54%
Ranked 86th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 36% more than Norway

Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 31.41%
Ranked 5th.
40.66%
Ranked 3rd. 29% more than Norway
Primary education, teachers > % female 62.97%
Ranked 26th.
86.71%
Ranked 33th. 38% more than Norway

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 36.2%
Ranked 48th.
47.68%
Ranked 22nd. 32% more than Norway

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 15.23%
Ranked 43th. 17% more than United States
13.07%
Ranked 60th.

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 6.87%
Ranked 15th. 22% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 41st.

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 37.9%
Ranked 34th.
51.6%
Ranked 23th. 36% more than Norway

Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force 47.4%
Ranked 24th.
50.2%
Ranked 23th. 6% more than Norway

Labor force with secondary education > % of total 42.9%
Ranked 30th.
50.8%
Ranked 22nd. 18% more than Norway

Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force 43%
Ranked 8th. 18% more than United States
36.5%
Ranked 5th.

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 28.9%
Ranked 55th. 43% more than United States
20.2%
Ranked 66th.

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 32.4%
Ranked 8th.
35%
Ranked 4th. 8% more than Norway

Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment 43.3%
Ranked 50th. 31% more than United States
33%
Ranked 70th.

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 52.6%
Ranked 31st. 40% more than United States
37.6%
Ranked 57th.

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 23.3%
Ranked 37th.
51.9%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Norway

Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment 13.2%
Ranked 50th.
42.2%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Norway

Education spending > % of GDP 7.6%
Ranked 16th. 33% more than United States
5.7%
Ranked 38th.
Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education 86%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
24%
Ranked 25th.
School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 85.28% gross
Ranked 36th. 38% more than United States
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd.

Students whose father has secondary education 50% 70%
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 98.86% gross
Ranked 106th. 1% more than United States
97.55% gross
Ranked 117th.

Primary teacher salary > Starting; ratio to GDP per capita $25,854.00
Ranked 13th.
$34,705.00
Ranked 5th. 34% more than Norway
Primary education > Teachers > % female 72.57% female
Ranked 79th.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 22% more than Norway

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 32.97%
Ranked 9th. 28% more than United States
25.85%
Ranked 24th.

Proportion of primary education time spent learning arts 8 7

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