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

Definitions

  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • 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.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Literacy > 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • 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.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • 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.
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • 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."
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • 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.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Spending per secondary school student: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • 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.
  • Public spending per student > Primary level: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • 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.
  • International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • 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)."
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • 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.
  • 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)."
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • 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.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • 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).
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Student attitude > Dislike of school: Percentage of schoolgoing children who do not like going to school (2000).
  • Universities > Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • 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.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • 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).
  • 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, 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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

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  • Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • Spending per primary school student: Primary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • 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.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Teachers as percentage of labor force: The percentage share of the total labor force who are classroom, academic staff, and other teachers. Data for 1999.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • 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.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Female: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Male: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Student attitude > Find school boring: Percentage of students who do find school boring (2000).
  • Educational attainment > Senior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till senior secondary level (year 2000).
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • 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).
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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

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  • Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'high'. Data for 1998.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 10: Number of universities in the top 10
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Adults at low literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'low'. Data for 1998
  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Educational attainment > Junior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till junior secondary level (year 2000).
  • Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D;, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D; and software, R&D; and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

    Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D;, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's high school, or secondary, teachers that are female.
  • 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.
  • Student attitude > Report class disorder: Percentage of students who report high noise level and disorder in classes (2000).
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Female: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Participation > 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.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Female: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
  • Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Universities > Top 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Universities > Top 10 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 10 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Spending per secondary school student > Per $ GDP: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1,000 of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expected duration of education for males: Expected years of schooling for a male 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education: The indicator shows direct public and private expenditure on educational institutions in relation to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in these institutions. Public subsidies for students’ living expenses have been excluded to ensure international comparability of the data.

    Expenditure on education per student is obtained by dividing the total expenditure on educational institutions by the number of full-time equivalents students. Only those educational institutions and programmes are taken into account for which both enrolment and expenditure data are available.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Expected duration of education for females: Expected years of schooling for a female 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (2000)
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Universities > Top 10 per million: Number of universities in the top 10. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 50 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female teachers > Lower secondary: Percentage share of lower secondary level teachers at who are female. Data for 2000.
  • Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level B qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D;, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D; and software, R&D; and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

    Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D;, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings.
  • Spending per primary school student > Per $ GDP: Primary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1,000 of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > Advanced research degree: Percentage share of advanced research degrees awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 18 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 18 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 18 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'moderate'. Data for 1998.
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % 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.
  • 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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.
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • Services, etc., value added > % 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Female is the total female enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female population of official pre-primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Male is the total male enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total male population of official pre-primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, primary, male > % net: School enrollment, primary, male (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Male is the ratio of male children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the male population of the official primary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary, male > % net: School enrollment, secondary, male (% net). Net enrolment rate. Secondary. All programmes. Male is the ratio of male children of the official secondary school age who are enrolled in secondary school to the male population of the official secondary school age.
  • 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.
STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 9.4
Ranked 14th.
12
Ranked 1st. 28% more than United Kingdom
Children out of school, primary 13,333
Ranked 69th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 132 times more than United Kingdom

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.212
Ranked 110th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 27 times more than United Kingdom

Children out of school, primary, female 7,256
Ranked 64th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 108 times more than United Kingdom

College and university > Share of total education spending 16.39%
Ranked 76th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 56% more than United Kingdom

Compulsary education duration 12
Ranked 22nd. The same as United States
12
Ranked 14th.

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 21st. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 17th.

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 23th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 20th.

Preschool enrollment rate 106.43
Ranked 57th. 8% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 90th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.08
Ranked 80th.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 35% more than United Kingdom

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 17.27
Ranked 78th. 21% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 14.27
Ranked 55th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Secondary education, duration > Years 7
Ranked 59th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Tertiary enrollment 59.5%
Ranked 9th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 22% more than United Kingdom
Duration of compulsory education 12 years
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
12 years
Ranked 10th.
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.3%
Ranked 25th. 12% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 164th.
3
Ranked 47th. 50% more than United Kingdom

College and university > Gender parity index 1.38
Ranked 37th.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Primary education, pupils 4.42 million
Ranked 22nd.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

College and university > Gender ratio 140.15
Ranked 28th. The same as United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 31st. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 6.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 13% more than United States
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

High school > Gender ratio 102.39
Ranked 44th. 3% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 145th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Secondary education, pupils 5 million
Ranked 15th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.116
Ranked 101st.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 22 times more than United Kingdom

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 26,949.64
Ranked 31st.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.232
Ranked 94th. 5 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

Compulsary education starting age 5
Ranked 166th.
6
Ranked 66th. 20% more than United Kingdom

Mathematical literacy 529
Ranked 7th. 7% more than United States
493
Ranked 18th.
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling age 15 and over can read and write
Primary school starting age > Years 5
Ranked 191st.
6
Ranked 77th. 20% more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Total 16.4 years
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United States
15.2 years
Ranked 14th.
Primary education, teachers 255,994
Ranked 14th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Spending per student > College and university 24.79
Ranked 32nd. 12% more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Private school share 29.43%
Ranked 24th. 4 times more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Children out of school, primary, male 6,077
Ranked 64th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 161 times more than United Kingdom

High school > Upper secondary school duration 4
Ranked 32nd. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Secondary education, general pupils 4.55 million
Ranked 15th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

College and university > Private school share 100%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

Spending > Proportion 5.06
Ranked 48th. 6% more than United States
4.79
Ranked 54th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Scientific and technical journal articles 48,288
Ranked 3rd.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Spending > USD 136.4 billion
Ranked 5th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 18.19
Ranked 45th. 22% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 95th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.37
Ranked 36th.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than United Kingdom

Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 1.08%
Ranked 110th. 4 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Spending per secondary school student $5,230.00 per student
Ranked 13th.
$7,764.00 per student
Ranked 3rd. 48% more than United Kingdom
Scientific literacy 532
Ranked 4th. 7% more than United States
499
Ranked 14th.
Secondary education, teachers 375,385
Ranked 10th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Public spending per student > Primary level 14
Ranked 34th.
17.9
Ranked 21st. 28% more than United Kingdom
Reading literacy 523
Ranked 7th. 4% more than United States
504
Ranked 15th.
Secondary school starting age > Years 11
Ranked 164th.
12
Ranked 59th. 9% more than United Kingdom

International Baccalaureate schools 156
Ranked 3rd.
1,489
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United Kingdom
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 494
Ranked 23th.
500
Ranked 15th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 93.7%
Ranked 5th. 6% more than United States
88.1%
Ranked 17th.
Elementary school > Enrolled students 4.47 million
Ranked 23th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Homeschooling legal status Legal as alternative to the mandatory public school system. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 5
Ranked 199th.
6
Ranked 77th. 20% more than United Kingdom

Spending per student > Elementary school 23.42
Ranked 13th. 5% more than United States
22.35
Ranked 18th.

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Secondary education, vocational pupils 451,007
Ranked 18th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Spending per student > High school 28.64
Ranked 12th. 17% more than United States
24.56
Ranked 18th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 2.29 million
Ranked 12th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 87%
Ranked 7th. The same as United States
87%
Ranked 8th.
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 79.68
Ranked 73th. 3% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 7.19
Ranked 65th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Primary education, pupils per 1000 70.43
Ranked 107th.
78.41
Ranked 97th. 11% more than United Kingdom

Educational attainment > Tertiary 26%
Ranked 12th.
37%
Ranked 2nd. 42% more than United Kingdom
High school > Students per teacher 14.27
Ranked 56th.
14.49
Ranked 57th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 17.27
Ranked 78th. 21% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $1.58 trillion
Ranked 5th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than United Kingdom

High school > Gender parity index 1.01
Ranked 63th. About the same as United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending 30.09%
Ranked 59th.
32.42%
Ranked 47th. 8% more than United Kingdom

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.429
Ranked 147th. 2 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 43%
Ranked 14th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 9% more than United Kingdom
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 18.27
Ranked 70th. 33% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $26,253.64
Ranked 8th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 26% more than United Kingdom

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.994
Ranked 63th. About the same as United States
0.991
Ranked 69th.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 45.26%
Ranked 45th.
54.76%
Ranked 39th. 21% more than United Kingdom

High school > Lower secondary starting age 11
Ranked 170th.
12
Ranked 61st. 9% more than United Kingdom

High school teachers 378,882
Ranked 13th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Student attitude > Dislike of school 28%
Ranked 10th.
35%
Ranked 5th. 25% more than United Kingdom
Universities > Top 50 8
Ranked 2nd.
20
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 18.2
Ranked 98th. 18% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.95
Ranked 30th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 1% more than United Kingdom

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 18.09
Ranked 98th. 27% more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 6.11
Ranked 59th. 14% more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 72.5
Ranked 62nd.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 7% more than United Kingdom

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 494
Ranked 23th.
500
Ranked 15th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 492
Ranked 24th.
500
Ranked 13th. 2% more than United Kingdom
Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 33.34%
Ranked 48th.
54.76%
Ranked 41st. 64% more than United Kingdom

High school > Share of total education spending 48.32%
Ranked 7th. 36% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 5.07%
Ranked 93th.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 72% more than United Kingdom

Elementary school teachers 244,391
Ranked 14th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 12.1%
Ranked 56th.
15.3%
Ranked 38th. 26% more than United Kingdom

Schools connected to the Internet 99%
Ranked 8th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United Kingdom

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.03
Ranked 58th. 1% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Spending per primary school student $3,329.00 per student
Ranked 14th.
$6,043.00 per student
Ranked 4th. 82% more than United Kingdom
Universities > Top 100 13
Ranked 2nd.
31
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 99.6%
Ranked 5th. 5% more than United States
94.7%
Ranked 14th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 491
Ranked 27th.
492
Ranked 25th. About the same as United Kingdom
Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $25,581.39
Ranked 17th.
$36,945.60
Ranked 5th. 44% more than United Kingdom

Children out of school > Primary 1,069
Ranked 104th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 1517 times more than United Kingdom

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 100%
Ranked 6th. 6% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Secondary education, teachers, female 233,627
Ranked 8th.
1.02 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Scouting > Members 528,263
Ranked 9th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than United Kingdom
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 4.49 million
Ranked 27th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher 15.25
Ranked 47th. 5% more than United States
14.52
Ranked 47th.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 38.87%
Ranked 37th.
47.8%
Ranked 32nd. 23% more than United Kingdom

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 70.93%
Ranked 65th.
81.55%
Ranked 48th. 15% more than United Kingdom

High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 61.19%
Ranked 72nd.
81.55%
Ranked 40th. 33% more than United Kingdom

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 66.37%
Ranked 63th.
77.19%
Ranked 38th. 16% more than United Kingdom

Public spending per student > Tertiary level 26.3
Ranked 55th. 10% more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Secondary education > General pupils 4.4 million
Ranked 15th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 38.56
Ranked 30th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 50% more than United Kingdom

Teachers as percentage of labor force 3.8%
Ranked 22nd.
4.2%
Ranked 17th. 11% more than United Kingdom
Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 491
Ranked 24th.
495
Ranked 20th. 1% more than United Kingdom
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 16 years
Ranked 19th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 38.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 49% more than United Kingdom

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 99.8%
Ranked 5th. 6% more than United States
94.3%
Ranked 22nd.

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 82nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Inequality adjusted index 0.806
Ranked 28th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than United Kingdom
High school starting age > Years 11
Ranked 145th.
12
Ranked 55th. 9% more than United Kingdom

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ $1.59 trillion
Ranked 6th.
$11.51 trillion
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 81.29
Ranked 42nd. 41% more than United States
57.63
Ranked 64th.

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 79.8
Ranked 43th. 38% more than United States
57.98
Ranked 63th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.0968
Ranked 100th.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 32 times more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Male 16 years
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United States
14.8 years
Ranked 17th.
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.3%
Ranked 46th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 11% more than United Kingdom

High school > Upper secondary starting age 14
Ranked 190th.
15
Ranked 90th. 7% more than United Kingdom

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 6,643
Ranked 77th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 258 times more than United Kingdom

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 101.28%
Ranked 33th. 1% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 55.9%
Ranked 41st.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 1% more than United Kingdom

Secondary education > Teachers 372,887
Ranked 15th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.0179
Ranked 120th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 310 times more than United Kingdom

Student attitude > Find school boring 54%
Ranked 10th.
61%
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than United Kingdom
Educational attainment > Senior secondary 37%
Ranked 13th.
50%
Ranked 6th. 35% more than United Kingdom
Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 7
Ranked 52nd. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 14.01
Ranked 66th.
14.38
Ranked 51st. 3% more than United Kingdom

Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.0
Ranked 117th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 14.9
Ranked 48th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 50% more than United Kingdom
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 9.71 million
Ranked 10th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Universities > Top 200 24
Ranked 2nd.
54
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 4.64 million
Ranked 14th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Duration of education > Secondary level 7
Ranked 51st. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Scientific and technical journal articles per million 810.66
Ranked 7th. 11% more than United States
728.12
Ranked 13th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 503
Ranked 12th.
512
Ranked 8th. 2% more than United Kingdom
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 506
Ranked 11th. 1% more than United States
503
Ranked 14th.
Literacy > Adults at high literacy level 19.1%
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States
19%
Ranked 9th.
Primary education > Pupils 4.69 million
Ranked 24th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 5.75 million
Ranked 14th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.33 per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Universities > Top 10 2
Ranked 2nd.
7
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 75.65
Ranked 132nd.
86.39
Ranked 118th. 14% more than United Kingdom

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.076 per capita
Ranked 130th.
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th. 13% more than United Kingdom

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 84th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.93
Ranked 27th. 3% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Expected duration of education for all students 18.9 years
Ranked 3rd. 13% more than United States
16.7 years
Ranked 14th.
Elementary school repeaters > All 0.0
Ranked 121st.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Researchers in R&D > Per million people 3,794.16
Ranked 11th.
4,673.21
Ranked 8th. 23% more than United Kingdom

Literacy > Adults at low literacy level 50.4%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than United States
49.6%
Ranked 7th.
Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.018 per 1,000 people
Ranked 121st.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 307 times more than United Kingdom

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.79%
Ranked 50th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. About the same as United Kingdom

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 3.81
Ranked 49th. 16% more than United States
3.28
Ranked 51st.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 100%
Ranked 7th. 6% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 11th. 8% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female 233,846
Ranked 12th.
1.04 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 163.61
Ranked 2nd. 97% more than United States
82.94
Ranked 90th.

Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 1.76%
Ranked 15th.
2.68%
Ranked 7th. 52% more than United Kingdom
Primary education > Teachers 258,966
Ranked 16th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 137.34
Ranked 33th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 1% more than United Kingdom

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 17.2
Ranked 66th. 15% more than United States
14.9
Ranked 79th.
Educational attainment > Junior secondary 37%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
12%
Ranked 18th.
Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million 0.0558%
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than United States
0.0212%
Ranked 18th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 54.2%
Ranked 6th. 11% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 52.7%
Ranked 12th. 8% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 62%
Ranked 4th. 2% more than United States
61%
Ranked 19th.
Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.078 per capita
Ranked 124th.
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th. 8% more than United Kingdom

Student attitude > Report class disorder 27%
Ranked 12th.
28%
Ranked 11th. 4% more than United Kingdom
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 17 years
Ranked 14th. 6% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 25th.
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.0285%
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than United States
0.00874%
Ranked 28th.
School life expectancy > Female 16.8 years
Ranked 4th. 7% more than United States
15.7 years
Ranked 11th.
Scouting > Members per thousand people 8.35
Ranked 17th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 14% more than United Kingdom
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Male 5,414
Ranked 70th.
944,307
Ranked 4th. 174 times more than United Kingdom

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Female 1,229
Ranked 84th.
769,923
Ranked 4th. 626 times more than United Kingdom

Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy 49.6%
Ranked 12th.
50.4%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than United Kingdom
Primary education > Pupils per 1000 78.27
Ranked 121st.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 7% more than United Kingdom

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 88th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 102.94
Ranked 49th. 1% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.004 per 1,000 people
Ranked 114th.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 875 times more than United Kingdom

Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 24.12%
Ranked 10th.
37.67%
Ranked 1st. 56% more than United Kingdom
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 103%
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than United States
91%
Ranked 23th.
Universities > Top 50 per million 0.133
Ranked 5th. 96% more than United States
0.0677
Ranked 7th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 16 years
Ranked 14th. 7% more than United States
15 years
Ranked 24th.
Share of university qualifications awarded to females 54%
Ranked 17th.
57%
Ranked 12th. 6% more than United Kingdom
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree 54%
Ranked 17th.
57%
Ranked 12th. 6% more than United Kingdom
Universities > Top 10 > Per $ GDP 0.013 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 1st. 63% more than United States
0.008 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 2nd.
Universities > Top 200 per million 0.399
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 17th.
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 73.57 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 12% more than United Kingdom

Spending per secondary school student > Per $ GDP $0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 17th. 4 times more than United States
$0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 21st.
Universities > Top 100 per million 0.216
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
0.105
Ranked 13th.
Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.0
Ranked 118th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.8%
Ranked 36th. About the same as United States
48.7%
Ranked 42nd.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 163.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 98% more than United States
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.

Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.086 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th.
Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 73.53
Ranked 69th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 12% more than United Kingdom

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 6.23
Ranked 54th. 13% more than United States
5.52
Ranked 66th.

Expected duration of education for males 17.9 years
Ranked 5th. 10% more than United States
16.2 years
Ranked 18th.
Children out of school > Primary > Male 853
Ranked 95th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 696 times more than United Kingdom

Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000 0.0142
Ranked 113th.
2.03
Ranked 66th. 142 times more than United Kingdom

Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 149.45 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 5th. 27% more than United States
117.74 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 15th.
Private school enrolment > Primary level 4.8
Ranked 52nd.
11.6
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female 44.6%
Ranked 16th.
53.6%
Ranked 1st. 20% more than United Kingdom
Expected duration of education for females 19.8 years
Ranked 3rd. 16% more than United States
17.1 years
Ranked 12th.
Young shorttext readers 8.5%
Ranked 27th.
11%
Ranked 24th. 29% more than United Kingdom
Young longtext readers 35%
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than United States
28.4%
Ranked 6th.
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 102.9
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United States
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education 2%
Ranked 10th. The same as United States
2%
Ranked 11th.
Universities > Top 10 per million 0.0332
Ranked 1st. 40% more than United States
0.0237
Ranked 2nd.
Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.011 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.053 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
0.024 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 7th.
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 106.95%
Ranked 28th.
108.83%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.33
Ranked 82nd.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Female teachers > Lower secondary 58.8%
Ranked 15th.
60.2%
Ranked 14th. 2% more than United Kingdom
Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree 59% awarded to females
Ranked 15th.
60% awarded to females
Ranked 14th. 2% more than United Kingdom
Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.014 per 1,000 people
Ranked 114th.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 144 times more than United Kingdom

Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge 3.45%
Ranked 12th.
6.49%
Ranked 2nd. 88% more than United Kingdom
Spending per primary school student > Per $ GDP $0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
$0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 21st.
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 33%
Ranked 10th.
38%
Ranked 5th. 15% more than United Kingdom
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 33%
Ranked 9th.
41%
Ranked 3rd. 24% more than United Kingdom
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > Advanced research degree 38%
Ranked 15th.
44%
Ranked 9th. 16% more than United Kingdom
Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education 32%
Ranked 22nd. 33% more than United States
24%
Ranked 25th.
Proportion of 18 year olds in tertiary education 24%
Ranked 9th.
35%
Ranked 3rd. 46% more than United Kingdom
Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education 18%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United States
6%
Ranked 26th.
Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level 30.5%
Ranked 14th.
31.4%
Ranked 13th. 3% more than United Kingdom
Education spending > % of GDP 5.3%
Ranked 47th.
5.7%
Ranked 38th. 8% more than United Kingdom
Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education 71%
Ranked 24th.
79%
Ranked 17th. 11% more than United Kingdom
Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education 13%
Ranked 15th. 7 times more than United States
2%
Ranked 25th.
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 84%
Ranked 25th.
87%
Ranked 22nd. 4% more than United Kingdom
Scouting > Membership > Guiding introduced 1909 1912
Scouting > Membership > Scouting introduced 1907 1910
Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 5.33% of GNI
Ranked 42nd. 11% more than United States
4.79% of GNI
Ranked 58th.

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 5.48%
Ranked 42nd.
5.85%
Ranked 34th. 7% more than United Kingdom

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 30.3%
Ranked 31st. 65% more than United States
18.4%
Ranked 49th.

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 44.4%
Ranked 33th. 29% more than United States
34.3%
Ranked 47th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 60.13% gross
Ranked 23th.
82.44% gross
Ranked 5th. 37% more than United Kingdom

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 18.44%
Ranked 36th.
21.51%
Ranked 20th. 17% more than United Kingdom

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 103.05% gross
Ranked 19th. 10% more than United States
93.94% gross
Ranked 43th.

Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita 28.06%
Ranked 44th. 5% more than United States
26.68%
Ranked 46th.

School enrollment > Primary > % net 98.69% net
Ranked 12th. 7% more than United States
92.41% net
Ranked 62nd.

School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 58.99% gross
Ranked 65th.
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd. 5% more than United Kingdom

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 106.5% gross
Ranked 52nd. 9% more than United States
97.55% gross
Ranked 117th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 98.7% net
Ranked 10th. 9% more than United States
90.49% net
Ranked 71st.

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 104.53% gross
Ranked 16th. 10% more than United States
94.68% gross
Ranked 44th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 69.77% gross
Ranked 20th.
96.32% gross
Ranked 5th. 38% more than United Kingdom

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 50.8% gross
Ranked 24th.
69.19% gross
Ranked 6th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 77.97%
Ranked 14th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 5.14%
Ranked 50th. 7% more than United States
4.79%
Ranked 59th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > % 101.1%
Ranked 49th. 1% more than United States
100.45%
Ranked 56th.

Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > % 135.74%
Ranked 38th.
138.98%
Ranked 35th. 2% more than United Kingdom

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 85.76%
Ranked 43th. 19% more than United States
72.28%
Ranked 62nd.

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 85.2%
Ranked 44th. 15% more than United States
74.31%
Ranked 60th.

School enrollment, primary, male > % net 99.69%
Ranked 2nd. 9% more than United States
91.29%
Ranked 62nd.

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 95.97%
Ranked 6th. 11% more than United States
86.8%
Ranked 32nd.

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 29.43%
Ranked 24th. 4 times more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 85th.

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