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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
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

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

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