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Country vs country: South Africa and United States compared: Education > Participation stats

Definitions

  • Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school > Elementary > Female: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > % 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > General pupils > % female: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • School enrollment > Primary > 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."
  • 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."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > 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. 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. 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."
  • Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • Total enrollment > Primary > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • Children out of school > Elementary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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."
  • School enrollment > Primary > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % 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 > 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."
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Children out of school > Elementary 503,390
Ranked 14th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than South Africa

Children out of school > Elementary > Female 219,409
Ranked 18th.
769,923
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than South Africa

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 99.56%
Ranked 70th.
100.09%
Ranked 51st. 1% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 2.47%
Ranked 106th.
9.68%
Ranked 58th. 4 times more than South Africa

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 95.07%
Ranked 43th. 1% more than United States
94.11%
Ranked 41st.

School enrollment > Secondary > % net 71.85%
Ranked 63th.
88.31%
Ranked 22nd. 23% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 97.24%
Ranked 38th. 4% more than United States
93.87%
Ranked 43th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 74.04%
Ranked 59th.
88.98%
Ranked 21st. 20% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 15.73%
Ranked 44th.
69.36%
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than South Africa

Secondary education > General pupils 4.55 million
Ranked 17th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than South Africa

Secondary education > General pupils > % female 51.6%
Ranked 32nd. 6% more than United States
48.63%
Ranked 95th.

Secondary education > Pupils 4.59 million
Ranked 18th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than South Africa

Secondary education > Pupils > % female 51%
Ranked 22nd. 5% more than United States
48.63%
Ranked 69th.

Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 39.07%
Ranked 75th.
0.0
Ranked 111th.

Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 91.92%
Ranked 70th.
92.62%
Ranked 60th. 1% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 87.56%
Ranked 86th.
92.61%
Ranked 54th. 6% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 102.6%
Ranked 74th. 4% more than United States
99.11%
Ranked 89th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 92.92%
Ranked 47th.
94.34%
Ranked 38th. 2% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 69.68%
Ranked 62nd.
87.68%
Ranked 18th. 26% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 2.84%
Ranked 95th.
8.78%
Ranked 68th. 3 times more than South Africa

School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 15.04%
Ranked 55th.
82.92%
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Africa

School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 14.36%
Ranked 48th.
97.14%
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than South Africa

Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 93.7%
Ranked 63th. The same as United States
93.68%
Ranked 53th.

Total enrollment > Primary > % net 92.8%
Ranked 78th.
93.14%
Ranked 64th. About the same as South Africa

Children out of school > Elementary > Male 283,981
Ranked 12th.
944,307
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than South Africa

School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 51.13%
Ranked 79th.
57.81%
Ranked 64th. 13% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Primary > % net 87.47%
Ranked 91st.
91.97%
Ranked 56th. 5% more than South Africa

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 106.46%
Ranked 70th. 8% more than United States
98.45%
Ranked 102nd.

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 87.38%
Ranked 91st.
91.37%
Ranked 60th. 5% more than South Africa

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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