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Education > Participation Stats: compare key data on China & United States

Definitions

  • Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school > Elementary > Female: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: 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."
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross: 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross: 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > General pupils > % female: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross: 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Total enrollment > Primary > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • School enrollment > Primary > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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."
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: 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."
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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."
  • Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Children out of school > Elementary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
STAT China United States HISTORY
Children out of school > Elementary 3.54 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
1.71 million
Ranked 4th.

Children out of school > Elementary > Female 1.58 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
769,923
Ranked 4th.

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 104%
Ranked 7th. 4% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 115.53%
Ranked 18th. 17% more than United States
99.11%
Ranked 89th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 97.22%
Ranked 14th. 5% more than United States
92.61%
Ranked 54th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 78.1%
Ranked 77th.
93.87%
Ranked 43th. 20% more than China

School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 9.06%
Ranked 65th. 3% more than United States
8.78%
Ranked 68th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 22.69%
Ranked 58th.
82.92%
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than China

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 22.26%
Ranked 57th.
69.36%
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than China

Secondary education > General pupils 82.54 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd.

Secondary education > General pupils > % female 47.29%
Ranked 106th.
48.63%
Ranked 95th. 3% more than China

Secondary education > Pupils 100.63 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd.

Secondary education > Pupils > % female 47.83%
Ranked 92nd.
48.63%
Ranked 69th. 2% more than China

Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 50.17%
Ranked 18th.
0.0
Ranked 111th.

Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 96.84%
Ranked 20th. 5% more than United States
92.62%
Ranked 60th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 23.16%
Ranked 59th.
97.14%
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than China

Total enrollment > Primary > % net 97.02%
Ranked 20th. 4% more than United States
93.14%
Ranked 64th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 44.12%
Ranked 73th.
57.81%
Ranked 64th. 31% more than China

School enrollment > Primary > % net 97.02%
Ranked 15th. 5% more than United States
91.97%
Ranked 56th.

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 111.25%
Ranked 39th. 13% more than United States
98.45%
Ranked 102nd.

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 96.84%
Ranked 17th. 6% more than United States
91.37%
Ranked 60th.

Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 97.22%
Ranked 15th. 4% more than United States
93.68%
Ranked 53th.

School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 4.24%
Ranked 87th.
9.68%
Ranked 58th. 2 times more than China

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 76.09%
Ranked 76th.
94.11%
Ranked 41st. 24% more than China

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 74.33%
Ranked 79th.
94.34%
Ranked 38th. 27% more than China

Children out of school > Elementary > Male 1.96 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
944,307
Ranked 4th.

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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