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North Korea

North Korea 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • 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 > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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 > 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 2 2012 129th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 5 2012 4th out of 204
Compulsary education duration 11 2011 28th out of 188
Compulsary education starting age 6 2011 37th out of 188
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 390,000 1987 28th out of 133
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 4 2012 188th out of 212
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3 2012 81st out of 205
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3 2012 51st out of 205
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2011
Literacy > Female 99% 2011 2nd out of 3
Literacy > Male 99% 2011 2nd out of 3
Literacy > Total population 99% 2011 2nd out of 3
Primary education, duration > Years 4 2012 178th out of 200
Secondary education, duration > Years 6 2012 86th out of 197
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 1,383.69 2011 163th out of 203

Citation

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

North Korea Education Profiles (Subcategories)

Education enrolment by level 4 Literacy 191
High school 4