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Education > Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Government spending per student is one indicator of the level of resourcing in schools.

It is calculated by comparing the total expenditure by the number of enrolled students.



In most countries spending is not evenly distributed to all levels of education. To

compare spending in different educational levels see also spending per student at
href=/graph/edu_pub_spe_per_stu_pri_lev>primary

and
href=/graph/edu_pub_spe_per_stu_sec_lev>secondary level.

To gain a better overview of educational resourcing, other resourcing indicators such as

Total expenditure compared to GDP and
href=/graph/edu_pup_rat_sec_lev>pupil teacher ratio

should also be consulted.
DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Vanuatu 2,074.6 2002
2 Malawi 1,492 1995
3 Lesotho 962.7 2002
4 Ethiopia 951.1 1995
5 Burundi 923.6 2000
6 Burkina Faso 620 1997
7 Rwanda 571.6 2000
8 Kenya 496.9 2002
9 Niger 441 2000
10 Chad 423.7 2002
11 Guinea 421.9 1995
12 Swaziland 358.8 2002
13 Zambia 331 1997
14 Togo 295.3 2002
15 The Gambia 265.9 1997
16 Senegal 244.6 2002
17 Mali 241.4 2002
18 Zimbabwe 200.9 2000
19 Mauritania 191.2 1995
20 Vietnam 149.5 1995
21 Trinidad and Tobago 147.9 2002
22 Namibia 147.1 2002
23 Cote d'Ivoire 139.6 2002
24 Comoros 128.7 2002
25 Samoa 128.3 2000
26 Kuwait 115.9 1995
27 Mauritius 111.8 1995
28 Benin 108.2 2002
29 Morocco 102.7 2002
30 Cuba 101.7 2000
31 Nepal 98.7 2000
32 Paraguay 90.6 1997
33 Tunisia 89.8 2002
34 Saudi Arabia 86.9 2002
35 Malaysia 86.1 2002
36 China 85.8 2002
37 Sri Lanka 84.2 1995
38 Jamaica 80 2002
39 Madagascar 76.2 2002
40 Brazil 72.8 2002
41 Turkey 72.1 2002
42 Cameroon 69.6 2002
43 Barbados 69 2000
44 India 68.4 1995
45 Denmark 65.1 2002
46 South Africa 61.3 2002
47 Honduras 59.4 1995
48 Malta 58.4 2002
49 Switzerland 55.8 2002
50 Costa Rica 55.7 2000
51 Sweden 53.5 2002
52 Cyprus 53.1 2002
53 Austria 51 2002
54 Gabon 50.9 2002
55 Cambodia 48.6 2000
56 Panama 47.7 2002
57 Norway 46.5 2002
58 Canada 46.1 2002
=59 Mexico 45.2 2002
=59 Bolivia 45.2 2000
61 Republic of Macedonia 44.8 2002
62 Netherlands 43 2002
63 Germany 42.5 2002
=64 Papua New Guinea 40.4 2002
=64 Lithuania 40.4 2002
66 Finland 39.7 2002
67 Aruba 39.4 2000
68 Bangladesh 38.9 2000
69 Thailand 38.2 2002
70 Macau 38 2000
=71 Georgia 37.9 1997
=71 Slovenia 37.9 1995
73 Ecuador 34.4 1997
74 Singapore 34.1 1995
75 Czech Republic 33.9 2002
76 Estonia 33 2002
77 Iceland 32.4 1995
78 Kyrgyzstan 32.2 2002
79 Israel 31.6 2002
80 Romania 31.3 1997
81 Jordan 31.1 2002
82 Colombia 31 1995
83 Slovakia 30.8 2002
84 Guatemala 30.7 1995
85 Hungary 30.5 2002
86 France 30.3 2002
87 Luxembourg 29.4 1995
=88 Portugal 28.2 2002
=88 Ukraine 28.2 2002
90 Ireland 27.8 2002
91 Mongolia 26.8 2000
92 Greece 26.7 2002
93 United Kingdom 26.3 2002
94 Italy 26 2002
95 New Zealand 25.5 2000
96 Australia 24.9 2000
97 United States 23.9 1997
98 Oman 23.3 1995
99 Philippines 23.2 2002
100 Latvia 22.5 2000
101 Peru 22 2002
102 Chile 21.9 2002
103 Guyana 21.4 1995
=104 Uruguay 21.3 2002
=104 Kazakhstan 21.3 1995
106 Poland 20.2 2002
107 Spain 19.8 2002
108 Burma 19.4 2002
109 Moldova 19.3 2000
110 Belarus 18.7 1995
111 Armenia 17.9 2000
112 Argentina 17.7 2002
113 Belgium 17.6 1995
114 Russia 15.8 2002
115 Bulgaria 14.5 2002
116 Japan 13.6 1997
117 Azerbaijan 13.1 2002
118 Indonesia 12.3 1995
119 El Salvador 10.4 2002
120 Tajikistan 9.9 2002
=121 Dominican Republic 9.3 1997
=121 Lebanon 9.3 2002
123 Brunei 8.5 1997

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Public spending per student > Tertiary level. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Public-spending-per-student/Tertiary-level

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Government spending per student is one indicator of the level of resourcing in schools.

It is calculated by comparing the total expenditure by the number of enrolled students.



In most countries spending is not evenly distributed to all levels of education. To

compare spending in different educational levels see also spending per student at
href=/graph/edu_pub_spe_per_stu_pri_lev>primary

and
href=/graph/edu_pub_spe_per_stu_sec_lev>secondary level.

To gain a better overview of educational resourcing, other resourcing indicators such as

Total expenditure compared to GDP and
href=/graph/edu_pup_rat_sec_lev>pupil teacher ratio

should also be consulted.

Posted on 31 Jan 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

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