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Country vs country: Singapore and United States compared: Education

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  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • 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 > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Universities > Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • 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.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • School enrollment > Primary > % 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.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary education > Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • 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.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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)
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Elementary school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Government spending on education > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education 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)."
  • Government spending on education > % of government spending: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • High school 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."
  • High school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils > % female: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • 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)."
  • 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)."
  • 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)."
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Public expenditure per student, tertiary level is the total reported current spending by the government on tertiary education, divided by the total number of pupils in tertiary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 50 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$: Services, etc., value added (current US$). 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI: Adjusted savings: education expenditure (% of GNI). Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school 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.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, female (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Female is the share of female children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, male (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Male is the share of male children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, total (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Total is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, female > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, female (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Female is the share of female children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, male > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, male (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Male is the share of male children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment: Repeaters, primary, female (% of female enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Female is the number of female students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all female students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of female repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total female enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, total > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, total (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Total is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Repeaters, primary, male > % of male enrollment: Repeaters, primary, male (% of male enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Male is the number of male students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all male students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of male repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total male enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Repeaters, primary, total > % of total enrollment: Repeaters, primary, total (% of total enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Total is the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, pupils > % female: Secondary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. All programmes is the number of female students enrolled in all secondary education programmes expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, general pupils > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • 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, 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.
  • School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary: School enrollment, secondary, private (% of total secondary). Percentage of private enrolment. Secondary is the enrolment in private secondary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in secondary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • 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, teachers, female: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Secondary education, teachers > % female: Secondary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Secondary is the number of female teachers at the secondary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the secondary 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.
  • Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Primary is the total public expenditure per student in primary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, secondary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Secondary is the total public expenditure per student in secondary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, tertiary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Tertiary is the total public expenditure per student in tertiary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • 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 primary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with primary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with primary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with primary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education (% of total). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Labor force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education (% of total). 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, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with primary 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 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).
  • 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).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education (% of total 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).
  • Researchers in R&D > Per million people: Researchers in R&D (per million people). Researchers in R&D are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned. Postgraduate PhD students (ISCED97 level 6) engaged in R&D are included.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . 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 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP: 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 as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
  • Unemployment with primary 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • 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).
  • Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Unemployment with primary education > % of total 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 > % of total 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).
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > % 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.
  • Expenditure per student > Primary > % 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.
  • 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.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
STAT Singapore United States HISTORY
Elementary school > Enrolled students 299,704
Ranked 95th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 82 times more than Singapore

Elementary school repeaters > All 0.31
Ranked 100th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.28
Ranked 98th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Elementary school teachers 15,525
Ranked 84th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 116 times more than Singapore

High school teachers 14,128
Ranked 64th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 122 times more than Singapore

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 89.7%
Ranked 75th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 10% more than Singapore

Literacy > Male 96.7%
Ranked 53th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 2% more than Singapore

Literacy > Total population 93.2%
Ranked 68th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 6% more than Singapore

Spending > Proportion 2.71
Ranked 131st.
4.79
Ranked 54th. 77% more than Singapore

Spending > USD 4.8 billion
Ranked 45th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 143 times more than Singapore

Tertiary enrollment 33.7%
Ranked 3rd.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Singapore
Universities > Top 100 2
Ranked 13th.
31
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Singapore
Universities > Top 200 2
Ranked 21st.
54
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than Singapore
Universities > Top 50 2
Ranked 5th.
20
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Singapore
School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 23.92% gross
Ranked 33th.
69.19% gross
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Singapore

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 104.82% gross
Ranked 51st. 4% more than United States
100.34% gross
Ranked 110th.

School enrollment > Primary > % gross 103.37% gross
Ranked 55th. 4% more than United States
98.98% gross
Ranked 115th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group 90.78%
Ranked 70th.
99.02%
Ranked 86th. 9% more than Singapore

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group 91.99%
Ranked 77th.
99.44%
Ranked 92nd. 8% more than Singapore

Secondary education > Teachers > % female 54.17% female
Ranked 37th.
62.59% female
Ranked 37th. 16% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 25.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.073 per capita
Ranked 100th.
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th. 18% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 58.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 41% more than Singapore

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group 93.12%
Ranked 68th.
99.85%
Ranked 91st. 7% more than Singapore

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 87% more than Singapore

Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.083 per capita
Ranked 126th.
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th. 1% more than Singapore

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 59.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 79th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 39% more than Singapore

School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 24.41%
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than United States
8.81%
Ranked 67th.

School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 24.13%
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than United States
10.29%
Ranked 59th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.83 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 44% more than Singapore

Average years of schooling of adults 7
Ranked 39th.
12
Ranked 1st. 71% more than Singapore
Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 48.18%
Ranked 93th.
48.92%
Ranked 37th. 2% more than Singapore

Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.34
Ranked 100th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 48th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school teachers > % female 81.03%
Ranked 51st.
85.64%
Ranked 32nd. 6% more than Singapore

Government spending on education > % of GDP 3.2%
Ranked 2nd.
5.54%
Ranked 21st. 73% more than Singapore

Government spending on education > % of government spending 11.63%
Ranked 2nd.
14.13%
Ranked 35th. 21% more than Singapore

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 39th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

High school teachers > % female 66.55%
Ranked 23th. 10% more than United States
60.36%
Ranked 38th.

Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female 9,402
Ranked 53th.
1.04 million
Ranked 1st. 110 times more than Singapore

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 27th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 4
Ranked 185th.
6
Ranked 86th. 50% more than Singapore

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 6.82%
Ranked 76th.
9.68%
Ranked 58th. 42% more than Singapore

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 5.96%
Ranked 76th.
8.78%
Ranked 68th. 47% more than Singapore

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 204,146
Ranked 94th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 121 times more than Singapore

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils > % female 49.89%
Ranked 73th. 3% more than United States
48.63%
Ranked 95th.

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female 48.17%
Ranked 83th.
48.63%
Ranked 69th. 1% more than Singapore

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 241,964
Ranked 96th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 101 times more than Singapore

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 35.21%
Ranked 85th.
0.0
Ranked 111th.

Spending per student > College and university 26.86
Ranked 1st. 22% more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

Spending per student > Elementary school 11.18
Ranked 1st.
22.35
Ranked 18th. Twice as much as Singapore

Spending per student > High school 16.64
Ranked 3rd.
24.56
Ranked 18th. 48% more than Singapore

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 19.3
Ranked 65th. 41% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Teacher student ratio > High school 16.36
Ranked 40th. 14% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Duration of education > Secondary level 7
Ranked 21st. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 34.1
Ranked 12th. 43% more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 25th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 46.8%
Ranked 2nd.
49%
Ranked 73th. 5% more than Singapore
Female enrolment share > Primary level 47.6%
Ranked 2nd.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 2% more than Singapore
Public spending per student > Secondary level 13.3
Ranked 7th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 68% more than Singapore
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 32.8
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.264 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United States
0.024 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 7th.
Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 25.3
Ranked 4th. 64% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 22.2
Ranked 39th. 49% more than United States
14.9
Ranked 79th.
Private school enrolment > Primary level 26.6
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
11.6
Ranked 33th.
Services, etc., value added > Current US$ $188.93 billion
Ranked 15th.
$11.51 trillion
Ranked 1st. 61 times more than Singapore

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $115.3 billion
Ranked 13th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 89 times more than Singapore

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.469
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
0.105
Ranked 13th.
Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU 194.89 billion
Ranked 49th.
11.23 trillion
Ranked 13th. 58 times more than Singapore

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 73.23%
Ranked 14th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 8% more than Singapore

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 71.27
Ranked 63th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 95% more than Singapore

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 3.02%
Ranked 130th.
4.79%
Ranked 59th. 59% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 92,140
Ranked 48th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 180 times more than Singapore

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.469
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 17th.
Universities > Top 50 per million 0.469
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than United States
0.0677
Ranked 7th.
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 96%
Ranked 33th. 2% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Primary education > Teachers 9,843
Ranked 97th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 176 times more than Singapore

Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.264 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United States
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th.
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 45th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 26th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, pupils 294,602
Ranked 117th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 83 times more than Singapore

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.26%
Ranked 105th.
49.01%
Ranked 26th. 2% more than Singapore

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 17.44
Ranked 81st. 22% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.019 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than United States
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 99.44%
Ranked 11th. 12% more than United States
89.05%
Ranked 54th.

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 7.59%
Ranked 85th.
8.72%
Ranked 78th. 15% more than Singapore

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 99.24%
Ranked 11th. 1% more than United States
98.33%
Ranked 16th.

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 99.34%
Ranked 12th. 6% more than United States
93.68%
Ranked 44th.

Persistence to last grade of primary, female > % of cohort 98.82%
Ranked 16th. 12% more than United States
87.88%
Ranked 62nd.

Persistence to last grade of primary, male > % of cohort 98.54%
Ranked 16th. About the same as United States
98.33%
Ranked 21st.

Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment 0.362%
Ranked 112th.
0.0
Ranked 135th.

Persistence to last grade of primary, total > % of cohort 98.68%
Ranked 17th. 6% more than United States
93.08%
Ranked 58th.

Repeaters, primary, male > % of male enrollment 0.423%
Ranked 116th.
0.0
Ranked 136th.

Repeaters, primary, total > % of total enrollment 0.394%
Ranked 116th.
0.0
Ranked 137th.

Primary education, teachers 16,893
Ranked 91st.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 101 times more than Singapore

Primary education, teachers > % female 81.23%
Ranked 52nd.
86.71%
Ranked 33th. 7% more than Singapore

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 38th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

Secondary education, pupils 232,003
Ranked 109th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 104 times more than Singapore

Secondary education, pupils > % female 48.18%
Ranked 108th.
48.86%
Ranked 62nd. 1% more than Singapore

Secondary education, general pupils 205,171
Ranked 114th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 118 times more than Singapore

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 49.88%
Ranked 88th. 2% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 96th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 14.91
Ranked 47th. 3% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 26,832
Ranked 79th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 6.37%
Ranked 88th.
8.27%
Ranked 85th. 30% more than Singapore

Secondary education, teachers 15,560
Ranked 71st.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 107 times more than Singapore

Secondary education, teachers, female 10,251
Ranked 61st.
1.02 million
Ranked 4th. 100 times more than Singapore

Secondary education, teachers > % female 65.88%
Ranked 28th. 8% more than United States
61.15%
Ranked 36th.

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 38.12%
Ranked 23th.
47.68%
Ranked 22nd. 25% more than Singapore

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 11.17%
Ranked 72nd.
22.93%
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than Singapore

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 17%
Ranked 62nd.
25.25%
Ranked 32nd. 49% more than Singapore

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 26.88%
Ranked 8th. 24% more than United States
21.66%
Ranked 66th.

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 22.7%
Ranked 3rd. 74% more than United States
13.07%
Ranked 60th.

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 3.23%
Ranked 13th.
5.62%
Ranked 41st. 74% more than Singapore

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 19.1%
Ranked 21st. 62% more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 48th.

Labor force with primary education, male > % of male labor force 22%
Ranked 20th. 48% more than United States
14.9%
Ranked 51st.

Labor force with primary education > % of total 20.7%
Ranked 23th. 54% more than United States
13.4%
Ranked 51st.

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 50.6%
Ranked 19th.
51.6%
Ranked 23th. 2% more than Singapore

Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force 49.4%
Ranked 22nd.
50.2%
Ranked 23th. 2% more than Singapore

Labor force with secondary education > % of total 49.9%
Ranked 22nd.
50.8%
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than Singapore

Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force 30.2%
Ranked 24th.
36.5%
Ranked 5th. 21% more than Singapore

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 28.7%
Ranked 13th.
35%
Ranked 4th. 22% more than Singapore

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 29.4%
Ranked 19th.
35.7%
Ranked 3rd. 21% more than Singapore

Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 21.3%
Ranked 10th. 41% more than United States
15.1%
Ranked 64th.

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 24.6%
Ranked 10th. 22% more than United States
20.2%
Ranked 66th.

Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment 52.9%
Ranked 4th. 60% more than United States
33%
Ranked 70th.

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 50.1%
Ranked 7th. 33% more than United States
37.6%
Ranked 57th.

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 26.1%
Ranked 6th.
51.9%
Ranked 4th. 99% more than Singapore

Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment 25.8%
Ranked 2nd.
42.2%
Ranked 2nd. 64% more than Singapore

Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 25.8%
Ranked 7th.
46.5%
Ranked 2nd. 80% more than Singapore

Researchers in R&D > Per million people 6,173.16
Ranked 4th. 32% more than United States
4,673.21
Ranked 8th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 25.1
Ranked 27th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Singapore

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 758.72
Ranked 10th. 4% more than United States
728.12
Ranked 13th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 73.47
Ranked 100th.
86.39
Ranked 118th. 18% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 58.83
Ranked 80th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 41% more than Singapore

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 3.83
Ranked 66th.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 44% more than Singapore

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 59.24
Ranked 80th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 39% more than Singapore

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 3.14
Ranked 109th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 88% more than Singapore

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 83.02
Ranked 124th.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 1% more than Singapore

Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure 18.22%
Ranked 29th. 19% more than United States
15.25%
Ranked 31st.

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $35,564.43
Ranked 3rd.
$36,945.6
Ranked 5th. 4% more than Singapore

Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP 68.78%
Ranked 9th.
76.79%
Ranked 5th. 12% more than Singapore

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $21,703.68
Ranked 4th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 52% more than Singapore

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP 41.97%
Ranked 27th.
68.6%
Ranked 6th. 63% more than Singapore

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita 36,685.74
Ranked 41st. 2% more than United States
36,028.94
Ranked 52nd.

Primary education, pupils per 1000 59.07
Ranked 141st.
78.41
Ranked 97th. 33% more than Singapore

Primary education, teachers per 1000 3.39
Ranked 107th.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 62% more than Singapore

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 46.52
Ranked 139th.
77.71
Ranked 76th. 67% more than Singapore

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 2.99
Ranked 43th. 64 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 5.38
Ranked 82nd.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 3.12
Ranked 85th.
5.36
Ranked 56th. 72% more than Singapore

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 2.06
Ranked 71st.
3.28
Ranked 51st. 60% more than Singapore

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 97%
Ranked 31st. 4% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.71
Ranked 63th.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 97% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 44.28%
Ranked 69th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 28% more than Singapore

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 64.51% gross
Ranked 64th.
95.47% gross
Ranked 47th. 48% more than Singapore

Unemployment with primary education > Female > % of female unemployment 15.7%
Ranked 46th.
17.3%
Ranked 42nd. 10% more than Singapore

Scientific and technical journal articles 3,122
Ranked 28th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Singapore

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 41.14
Ranked 153th.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 89% more than Singapore

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 18.16%
Ranked 51st.
25.85%
Ranked 24th. 42% more than Singapore

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.03
Ranked 44th. 1% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.58%
Ranked 81st.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 3% more than Singapore

Secondary education, duration > Years 4
Ranked 196th.
6
Ranked 102nd. 50% more than Singapore

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 26.44
Ranked 72nd. 86% more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 2.7% of GNI
Ranked 133th.
4.79% of GNI
Ranked 58th. 77% more than Singapore

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 3.72%
Ranked 86th.
5.85%
Ranked 34th. 57% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 269,668
Ranked 94th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 92 times more than Singapore

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 22.4%
Ranked 45th. 22% more than United States
18.4%
Ranked 49th.

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 25%
Ranked 54th.
34.3%
Ranked 47th. 37% more than Singapore

School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 20.45% gross
Ranked 56th.
82.44% gross
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Singapore

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 11.49%
Ranked 64th.
21.51%
Ranked 20th. 87% more than Singapore

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 18th. 1% more than United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 92.8
Ranked 85th.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 10% more than Singapore

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 69.52% gross
Ranked 55th.
93.94% gross
Ranked 43th. 35% more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 215,952
Ranked 74th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 110 times more than Singapore

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 26th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 90.21%
Ranked 61st.
108.83%
Ranked 20th. 21% more than Singapore

Schools connected to the Internet 100%
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 2nd.

Secondary education > Teachers 12,000
Ranked 80th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 135 times more than Singapore

Secondary education > General pupils 185,713
Ranked 94th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 130 times more than Singapore

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 47.94%
Ranked 75th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 2% more than Singapore

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Statistical Yearbook, and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics online database.; UNESCO; The Times, 2005; World Development Indicators database; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Bank national accounts data; The Times, 2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank staff estimates; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank national accounts data. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank national accounts data. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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