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Education > Spending per student > College and university: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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).".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lesotho 1,182.39 2006
2 Eritrea 1,120.39 2004
3 Ethiopia 642.73 2007
4 Mozambique 569.7 2004
5 Burundi 563.9 2008
6 Niger 397.96 2008
7 Swaziland 347.51 2006
8 Botswana 313.38 2005
9 Burkina Faso 308.27 2007
10 Central African Republic 305.22 2006
11 Vanuatu 295.98 2001
12 Chad 294.56 2005
13 Kenya 273.42 2004
14 The Gambia 238.49 2004
15 Rwanda 222.78 2008
16 Belize 216.9 2004
17 Congo, Republic of the 213.58 2002
18 Samoa 208.82 2001
19 Ghana 207.49 2005
20 Zimbabwe 192.99 2000
21 Cote d'Ivoire 192.67 2000
22 Bhutan 167.19 2008
23 Senegal 166.86 2008
24 Zambia 164.56 2000
25 Togo 155.22 2007
26 Tonga 154.87 2004
27 Benin 153.45 2006
28 Madagascar 137.22 2008
29 Uganda 121.07 2008
30 Namibia 117.79 2006
31 Mali 114.82 2008
32 China 90.07 1999
33 Kuwait 82.83 2006
34 Palau 81.94 2001
35 Trinidad and Tobago 81.66 2001
36 Angola 80.8 2006
37 Marshall Islands 77.71 2002
38 Morocco 72.13 2008
39 Guinea 71.55 2008
40 Nepal 65.39 2003
41 Cyprus 63.66 2007
42 Fiji 62.88 2004
43 Vietnam 61.67 2008
44 Cuba 58.77 2008
45 Tunisia 55.39 2007
46 India 54.98 2006
47 Denmark 53.41 2006
48 Malaysia 49.36 2007
49 Cape Verde 48.2 2008
50 Switzerland 47.8 2007
51 Austria 47.4 2007
52 Norway 47.15 2007
53 Barbados 46.35 2007
54 Canada 44 1998
55 Netherlands 43.92 2006
56 Cambodia 43.74 2001
57 Jamaica 42.41 2008
58 Bangladesh 39.77 2007
59 Mauritania 39.18 2005
60 Sweden 38.99 2007
61 Moldova 38.91 2008
62 Czech Republic 37.37 2006
63 Mexico 37.13 2007
64 Albania 36.58 2002
65 Serbia and Montenegro 36.38 2007
66 Guyana 36.29 2007
67 Bolivia 36.05 2003
68 Costa Rica 35.94 2004
69 Qatar 35.82 2005
70 Belgium 35.7 2007
71 France 33.51 2006
72 Cameroon 33.4 2008
73 Finland 31.84 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 30.95 2006
74 Brazil 30.37 2007
European Union average (profile) 29.97 2005
75 New Zealand 29.24 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 29.07 2004
76 Aruba 29.05 2007
77 Portugal 28.83 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 28.55 2004
78 Turkey 28.09 2006
79 Iceland 27.94 2007
80 Burma 27.52 2001
81 Laos 27.38 2005
82 Malta 27.18 2004
83 Singapore 26.86 2009
84 Croatia 26.78 2003
85 Romania 26.68 2007
86 Panama 26.54 2004
87 Ireland 26.3 2007
88 Colombia 25.99 2008
89 Paraguay 25.96 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 25.29 2004
90 Ukraine 25.14 2007
91 Spain 24.99 2007
92 United Kingdom 24.79 2007
93 Greece 24.65 2005
94 Libya 23.92 1999
95 Hungary 23.8 2006
96 European Union 23.54 2007
97 Israel 23.37 2007
98 Thailand 23.03 2008
99 Kyrgyzstan 22.84 2007
100 Italy 22.28 2007
101 United States 22.04 2007
102 Tajikistan 21.8 2008
103 Estonia 21.28 2007
104 Slovenia 21.12 2007
105 Australia 21.04 2007
106 Mongolia 20.23 2004
107 Bulgaria 20.12 2007
108 Japan 20.07 2007
109 Slovakia 19.54 2007
110 Guatemala 18.98 2007
111 Belarus 18.13 2007
112 Uruguay 18.12 2006
113 Mauritius 17.94 2008
114 Lithuania 17.23 2007
115 Poland 16.6 2007
116 Latvia 16.35 2007
117 Indonesia 16.15 2007
118 Argentina 15.64 2007
119 Oman 14.58 2005
120 El Salvador 13.71 2007
121 Russia 13.18 2006
122 United Arab Emirates 12.87 2008
123 Lebanon 12.48 2008
124 Philippines 11.57 2005
125 Chile 11.48 2007
126 Georgia 11.36 2008
127 Peru 10.87 2006
128 Azerbaijan 9.25 2008
129 Kazakhstan 7.89 2007
=130 Maldives 0.0 2008
=130 Saint Lucia 0.0 2004
=130 Bermuda 0.0 2005
=130 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2003
=130 Cayman Islands 0.0 2006

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"Countries Compared by Education > Spending per student > College and university. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Spending-per-student/College-and-university

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