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Finland Education Stats

Definitions

  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • 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.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • 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.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • 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.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • 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.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • High school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in secondary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in secondary school."
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • Hours of instruction for pupils aged 12: Intended hours of instruction per year for 12 year olds in public educational institutions. Data for 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.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • 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.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • 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 > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Secondary education, pupils 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Spending per student > 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)."
  • Student attitude > Dislike of school: Percentage of schoolgoing children who do not like going to school (2000).
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • 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.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average IQ 97 2002 17th out of 51
Average years of schooling of adults 10 2000 9th out of 100
Child care (preschool) > Duration 4 2012 20th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3 2012 182nd out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 10.77 2011 95th out of 115
Children out of school > Primary 1,957 2004 98th out of 121
Children out of school, primary 6,055 2011 80th out of 116
Children out of school, primary per 1000 1.12 2011 86th out of 116
Children out of school, primary, female 2,896 2011 72nd out of 102
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.537 2011 81st out of 102
Children out of school, primary, male 3,159 2011 71st out of 102
Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.586 2011 82nd out of 102
College and university > Gender parity index 1.23 2011 41st out of 91
College and university > Gender ratio 124.02 2008 45th out of 87
College and university > Private school share 25.63% 2011 48th out of 110
College and university > Share of total education spending 31.85% 2010 9th out of 109
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 50% 2011 19th out of 72
Compulsary education duration 10 2011 75th out of 188
Compulsary education starting age 7 2011 25th out of 188
Duration of compulsory education 10 years 2000 59th out of 159
Primary completion rate 100 2005 30th out of 124
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 392,741 2002 109th out of 173
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 291,664 2002 50th out of 130
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 56.08 per 1,000 people 2002 6th out of 125
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 12.8% 2004 52nd out of 76
Educational attainment > Tertiary 32% 2000 6th out of 18
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6 2012 136th out of 212
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 7 2012 37th out of 212
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 1.6% 2011 118th out of 150
Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.09 2008 53th out of 135
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.99 2005 56th out of 149
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.05 2005 40th out of 140
Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.21 2005 44th out of 96
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.84% 2010 17th out of 115
High school > Gender ratio 104.88 2008 29th out of 116
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3 2012 172nd out of 205
High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 100% 2010 2nd out of 155
High school > Private school share 9.36% 2011 79th out of 128
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3 2012 124th out of 205
High school enrolment rate 99.99 2007 2nd out of 96
High school repeaters > Male 0.41 2008 83th out of 99
Homeschooling legal status Legal as alternative to the mandatory public school system. Written and oral examinations to check on progress are mandatory. 2014
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 12 713 hours 2000 38th out of 38
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2000
Literacy > Female 100% 2000 2nd out of 32
Literacy > Male 100% 2000 2nd out of 32
Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 532 2014 2nd out of 62
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 536 2014 2nd out of 62
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 536 2014 2nd out of 62
Literacy > Total population 100% 2000 2nd out of 34
Mathematical literacy 536 2000 4th out of 27
Preschool enrollment rate 97.29 2008 105th out of 135
Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.65 per 1,000 people 2004 74th out of 146
Primary education, duration > Years 6 2012 129th out of 200
Primary education, pupils 345,615 2011 92nd out of 155
Primary education, pupils per 1000 64.14 2011 114th out of 155
Primary education, teachers 25,281 2011 72nd out of 134
Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.69 2011 64th out of 134
Primary school starting age > Years 7 2012 37th out of 199
Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 15.96 2004 112th out of 147
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 13.67 2011 101st out of 131
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 9.5 2011 85th out of 99
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 1.76 2011 56th out of 99
Reading literacy 546 2000 1st out of 27
School life expectancy > Total 16.7 years 2002 2nd out of 110
Scientific and technical journal articles 5,202 2003 23th out of 92
Scientific literacy 538 2000 3rd out of 27
Scouting > Genders admitted both 2014
Secondary education, duration > Years 6 2012 150th out of 197
Secondary education, general pupils 288,779 2011 89th out of 147
Secondary education, pupils 422,872 2011 79th out of 140
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 78.48 2011 75th out of 140
Secondary education, teachers per 1000 8.26 2011 19th out of 101
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $21,079.50 2010 15th out of 145
Spending > Proportion 5.64 2008 31st out of 168
Spending > USD 15.41 billion 2008 25th out of 154
Spending per student > College and university 31.84 2007 22nd out of 56
Spending per student > High school 30.89 2007 10th out of 64
Student attitude > Dislike of school 26% 2000 12th out of 17
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 14.39 2008 100th out of 128
Teacher student ratio > High school 10.03 2008 79th out of 95
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 7,550.79 2011 88th out of 203
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 2.45% 2011 86th out of 124
Tertiary enrollment 70.4% 1995 1st out of 11
Universities > Top 100 1 2005 22nd out of 22

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  • Finland ranked first for primary school starting age > years amongst Cold countries in 2012.
  • Finland ranked first for school life expectancy > total amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Finland has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > total population since 1980.
  • Finland ranked first for reading literacy amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
  • Finland ranked second for high school starting age > years amongst Europe in 2009.