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Cook Islands

Cook Islands Education Stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > 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.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Child care (preschool) > Duration 1 2012 196th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4 2012 31st out of 204
College and university > Gender parity index 0.0 2011 90th out of 91
College and university > Private school share 59.69% 2012 7th out of 45
College and university > Share of total education spending 0.0 2011 60th out of 60
Compulsary education duration 10 2012 31st out of 109
Compulsary education starting age 5 2012 85th out of 109
Primary completion rate 88 1999 76th out of 132
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.98 2004 87th out of 178
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 3.27% 2011 42nd out of 64
High school > Private school share 13.66% 2011 62nd out of 128
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3 2012 79th out of 205
Literacy > Definition NA 2010
Literacy > Total population 95% 2010 1st out of 1
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 211.92 2011 194th out of 203

Citation

"Cook Islands Education Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Cook-Islands/Education