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Education Stats: compare key data on Colombia & United States

Definitions

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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 > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary 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.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)."
  • 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • 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.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • 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."
  • 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).
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • 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."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, teachers: 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • 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.
  • 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)."
  • 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.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • 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.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Spending per student > Elementary 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)."
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary 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.
  • High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary 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."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Elementary school graduate rate: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • 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).
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13-year-old students per class.
  • 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).
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • 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.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • 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.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • Public spending per student > Tertiary level: 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Participation > 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.
  • Public spending per student > Secondary level: Public expenditure per student, secondary level is the total reported current spending by the government on secondary education, divided by the total number of pupils in secondary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Elementary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age 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."
  • Elementary school repeaters > All: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer.
  • Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). 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.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13: The average number of years of teaching experience, for teachers of students aged 13.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13: Of those teachers who teach students aged 13, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one study desk.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Students from households with calculator > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households containing at least one calculator.
  • Students living with mother > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students whose mothers have at least secondary education.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 13: The percentage of 13-year-old students who come from a household with a dictionary.
  • Services, etc., value added > % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (% of GDP). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and 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. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with secondary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • 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.
  • Students whose father has secondary education: Percentage of students whose fathers have at least secondary education.
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita: 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.
  • Participation > 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 > 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.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > 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. 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, primary, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % gross: School enrollment, primary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Female is the total female enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Total is the total number of new entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Secondary education, general pupils > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Total enrollment, primary, male > % net: Total enrollment, primary, male (% net). Adjusted net 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.
  • Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with primary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education (% of total). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female 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.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita: 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.
  • 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.
  • Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita: 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.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). 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 as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % net: School enrollment, primary, female (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Female is the ratio of female children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the female population of the official primary school age.
  • Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, total (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Total is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • School enrollment > Primary > % 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.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, male > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, male (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Male is the share of male children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for lower secondary (middle school) education.
STAT Colombia United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 5.3
Ranked 62nd.
12
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Colombia
Children out of school, primary 599,113
Ranked 9th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Colombia

Children out of school, primary per 1000 12.56
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than United States
5.64
Ranked 47th.

Children out of school, primary, female 294,686
Ranked 10th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Colombia

College and university > Gender parity index 1.1
Ranked 53th.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 28% more than Colombia

College and university > Share of total education spending 20.61%
Ranked 20th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 24% more than Colombia

Compulsary education duration 10
Ranked 39th.
12
Ranked 14th. 20% more than Colombia

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 4.45%
Ranked 25th.
5.62%
Ranked 39th. 26% more than Colombia

Homeschooling legal status Legal. Regulated by the Ministry of Education and the ICFES (Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education). The student would have to present a Public Validation Test and a State Test (Similar to SAT) if he/she wants to go to College. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Literacy > Total population 90.4%
Ranked 6th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 10% more than Colombia

Primary education, duration > Years 5
Ranked 168th.
6
Ranked 53th. 20% more than Colombia

Primary education, teachers per 1000 3.97
Ranked 45th.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 38% more than Colombia

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 25.05
Ranked 38th. 75% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 25.4
Ranked 15th. 75% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 131st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Literacy > Female 90.7%
Ranked 5th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 9% more than Colombia

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 6.18
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than United States
2.5
Ranked 48th.

College and university > Gender ratio 99
Ranked 61st.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 41% more than Colombia

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 93th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.65 per 1,000 people
Ranked 43th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 51% more than Colombia

Duration of compulsory education 8 years
Ranked 113th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 50% more than Colombia
Secondary education, pupils 4.9 million
Ranked 3rd.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Colombia

College and university > Private school share 46.59%
Ranked 11th. 67% more than United States
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.98
Ranked 74th.
0.99
Ranked 49th. 1% more than Colombia

School life expectancy > Total 10 years
Ranked 75th.
15.2 years
Ranked 14th. 52% more than Colombia
Primary education, teachers 189,335
Ranked 7th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 9 times more than Colombia

Primary education, pupils 4.74 million
Ranked 10th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Colombia

Tertiary enrollment 23.3%
Ranked 51st.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Colombia
Spending per student > College and university 25.99
Ranked 17th. 18% more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Gender ratio 110.05
Ranked 12th. 11% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Compulsary education starting age 5
Ranked 96th.
6
Ranked 66th. 20% more than Colombia

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.532
Ranked 39th. 11 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
High school > Upper secondary school duration 2
Ranked 184th.
3
Ranked 73th. 50% more than Colombia

Literacy > Male 90.1%
Ranked 5th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 10% more than Colombia

Spending > USD 8.36 billion
Ranked 37th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 82 times more than Colombia

High school > Private school share 20.21%
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 3.58
Ranked 103th.
4.79
Ranked 54th. 34% more than Colombia

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 28.54
Ranked 44th. Twice as much as United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 162nd. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 119.87
Ranked 12th. 21% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 24,146.42
Ranked 37th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Colombia

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 989,745
Ranked 24th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than Colombia

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 413
Ranked 49th.
500
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Colombia
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 5
Ranked 178th.
6
Ranked 59th. 20% more than Colombia

Children out of school > Primary 532,592
Ranked 11th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Colombia

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.05
Ranked 22nd.
5.36
Ranked 56th. 32% more than Colombia

Secondary education, teachers 193,087
Ranked 2nd.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than Colombia

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 25.63
Ranked 18th. 71% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 4
Ranked 57th. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 6.38
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than United States
3.14
Ranked 43th.

Spending per student > High school 14.78
Ranked 21st.
24.56
Ranked 18th. 66% more than Colombia

Secondary education, general pupils 4.58 million
Ranked 5th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Colombia

High school > Gender parity index 1.09
Ranked 18th. 8% more than United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 413
Ranked 49th.
500
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Colombia
Scientific and technical journal articles 337
Ranked 56th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 627 times more than Colombia

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 404
Ranked 51st.
492
Ranked 25th. 22% more than Colombia
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 66%
Ranked 1st. 40% more than United States
47%
Ranked 7th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 1.31%
Ranked 107th. 5 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 24.01
Ranked 66th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Colombia

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 133th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 11.1%
Ranked 39th.
15.3%
Ranked 38th. 38% more than Colombia

Children out of school, primary, male 304,427
Ranked 7th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Colombia

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5%
Ranked 22nd.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 18% more than Colombia

High school > Students per teacher 25.4
Ranked 15th. 75% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 57th.

Secondary education > General pupils 4.03 million
Ranked 6th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Colombia

Spending per student > Elementary school 12.38
Ranked 23th.
22.35
Ranked 18th. 81% more than Colombia

Secondary school starting age > Years 11
Ranked 169th.
12
Ranked 59th. 9% more than Colombia

High school starting age > Years 11
Ranked 148th.
12
Ranked 55th. 9% more than Colombia

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.16 per 1,000 people
Ranked 53th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 42% more than Colombia

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 5.19 million
Ranked 23th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Colombia

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 43.8%
Ranked 96th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than Colombia

Elementary school graduate rate 87.81
Ranked 51st.
95.34
Ranked 40th. 9% more than Colombia

Schools connected to the Internet 7.25%
Ranked 6th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Colombia

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 102.79
Ranked 14th. 32% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Primary education, pupils per 1000 99.41
Ranked 56th. 27% more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.09
Ranked 54th.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 28% more than Colombia

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.11
Ranked 17th. 9% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 23.01 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Colombia

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.513
Ranked 143th. 3 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 118th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 25.64
Ranked 15th. 78% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 12.33
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than United States
5.54
Ranked 58th.

Inequality adjusted index 0.523
Ranked 73th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 80% more than Colombia
Class size > Age 13 30.5 students
Ranked 3rd. 67% more than United States
18.3 students
Ranked 15th.
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 29.4
Ranked 41st. 2 times more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 83.2%
Ranked 1st. 74% more than United States
47.8%
Ranked 32nd.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 5.29 million
Ranked 18th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Colombia

Primary education > Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 160th.
6 years
Ranked 54th. 20% more than Colombia

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $2,320.55
Ranked 45th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 14 times more than Colombia

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 125.4
Ranked 16th. 18% more than United States
105.99
Ranked 46th.

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 96.11
Ranked 14th. 24% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 47th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 411
Ranked 50th.
495
Ranked 20th. 20% more than Colombia
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 18.63%
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 80th.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 11
Ranked 175th.
12
Ranked 61st. 9% more than Colombia

Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.41
Ranked 45th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 1% more than Colombia

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 90%
Ranked 93th.
94%
Ranked 71st. 4% more than Colombia

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 114th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 31
Ranked 14th. 30% more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils 5.33 million
Ranked 10th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Colombia

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 42.4%
Ranked 107th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Colombia

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 86.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th. 5% more than United States
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 51.45%
Ranked 69th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 10% more than Colombia

Secondary education, vocational pupils 318,538
Ranked 8th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 91.36%
Ranked 3rd. 18% more than United States
77.19%
Ranked 38th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 25.05
Ranked 36th. 75% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Secondary education > Teachers 164,194
Ranked 8th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Colombia

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 12 years
Ranked 65th.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 33% more than Colombia
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 87.81
Ranked 44th.
94.45
Ranked 30th. 8% more than Colombia

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 3.72 million
Ranked 27th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Colombia

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 8.05
Ranked 73th.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 90 times more than Colombia

Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 415
Ranked 50th.
500
Ranked 13th. 20% more than Colombia
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 409
Ranked 49th.
503
Ranked 14th. 23% more than Colombia
Duration of education > Primary level 5
Ranked 142nd.
6
Ranked 51st. 20% more than Colombia
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 284,987
Ranked 22nd.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Colombia

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 104.31%
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 9.8
Ranked 13th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 2 times more than Colombia
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.76%
Ranked 51st.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. About the same as Colombia

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 11.85 per 1,000 people
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than United States
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 422
Ranked 48th.
512
Ranked 8th. 21% more than Colombia
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 90%
Ranked 90th.
94%
Ranked 66th. 4% more than Colombia

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 137th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 120th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 3.47
Ranked 60th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 89.76 per 1,000 people
Ranked 30th. 9% more than United States
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 126
Ranked 72nd. 46% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.121 per capita
Ranked 75th. 41% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 90%
Ranked 88th.
93%
Ranked 66th. 3% more than Colombia

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 26.5
Ranked 59th. 72% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 79%
Ranked 39th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 10% more than Colombia
Primary education > Teachers 186,898
Ranked 6th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Colombia

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 51.58%
Ranked 22nd. 6% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Students from households with computer > Age 13 11%
Ranked 27th.
54%
Ranked 13th. 5 times more than Colombia
Private school enrolment > Primary level 18.7
Ranked 24th. 61% more than United States
11.6
Ranked 33th.
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 5
Ranked 149th.
6
Ranked 49th. 20% more than Colombia

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.33
Ranked 51st.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 36% more than Colombia

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 5.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 63% more than United States
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th.

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.9%
Ranked 28th. About the same as United States
48.7%
Ranked 42nd.
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $110.70 billion
Ranked 14th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 93 times more than Colombia

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 133th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Scouting > Members 11,118
Ranked 71st.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 269 times more than Colombia
High school > Share of total education spending 36.26%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 81.35%
Ranked 4th. 49% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 91.11%
Ranked 8th. 12% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 48th.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 81.35%
Ranked 3rd. 49% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 39th.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 56.5%
Ranked 62nd.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 56% more than Colombia
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 4.46 million
Ranked 15th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Colombia

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 3.8
Ranked 42nd.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 45% more than Colombia

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 93.42
Ranked 30th. 13% more than United States
82.6
Ranked 48th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 98.19
Ranked 37th. 1% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male 275,598
Ranked 10th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Colombia

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.965
Ranked 78th.
0.991
Ranked 69th. 3% more than Colombia

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 51.5%
Ranked 22nd. 5% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 0.0
Ranked 54th.
25,000
Ranked 1st.

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 32.4
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United States
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 90.34
Ranked 72nd. 9% more than United States
82.94
Ranked 90th.

Scouting > Members per thousand people 0.233
Ranked 138th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 41 times more than Colombia
Elementary school repeaters > Female 2.96
Ranked 60th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Elementary school repeaters > Male 3.96
Ranked 63th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 6.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 3 times more than United States
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th.

High school teachers 186,121
Ranked 17th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than Colombia

Elementary school teachers 179,806
Ranked 21st.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Colombia

Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 41%
Ranked 28th.
75%
Ranked 16th. 83% more than Colombia
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13 22.6 years experience
Ranked 20th.
27 years experience
Ranked 10th. 19% more than Colombia
Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million 0.267%
Ranked 25th. 42% more than United States
0.188%
Ranked 27th.
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13 93%
Ranked 11th.
97%
Ranked 6th. 4% more than Colombia
Students from households with study desk > Age 13 83%
Ranked 24th.
87%
Ranked 21st. 5% more than Colombia
Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 4.3 million
Ranked 19th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Colombia

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 110.64
Ranked 12th. 9% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 123.5
Ranked 64th. 47% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Students from households with calculator > Age 13 87%
Ranked 24th.
96%
Ranked 17th. 10% more than Colombia
Students living with mother > Age 13 85%
Ranked 27th.
90%
Ranked 26th. 6% more than Colombia
Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13 30% 75%
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million 0.995%
Ranked 24th. 4 times more than United States
0.261%
Ranked 28th.
Students from households with dictionary > Age 13 95%
Ranked 16th. The same as United States
95%
Ranked 17th.
Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 55.97%
Ranked 59th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 42% more than Colombia

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 53.9%
Ranked 11th. 43% more than United States
37.6%
Ranked 57th.

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 4.45%
Ranked 25th.
5.62%
Ranked 41st. 26% more than Colombia

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 44.5%
Ranked 30th.
51.6%
Ranked 23th. 16% more than Colombia

Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment 54%
Ranked 7th. 64% more than United States
33%
Ranked 70th.

Education spending > % of GDP 5.2%
Ranked 51st.
5.7%
Ranked 38th. 10% more than Colombia
School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 39.23% gross
Ranked 45th.
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd. 58% more than Colombia

Students whose father has secondary education 31% 70%
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 108.75
Ranked 28th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 28% more than Colombia

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 18.35%
Ranked 21st.
25.85%
Ranked 24th. 41% more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 23.99%
Ranked 30th. 3 times more than United States
8.78%
Ranked 68th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 27.13% gross
Ranked 15th.
69.19% gross
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 35.36%
Ranked 45th.
82.92%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 35.18%
Ranked 49th.
97.14%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Colombia

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net 93.54%
Ranked 60th. About the same as United States
93.14%
Ranked 64th.

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 68.07%
Ranked 54th.
87.68%
Ranked 18th. 29% more than Colombia

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 18.63%
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 78th.

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.1%
Ranked 53th.
49.01%
Ranked 26th. 2% more than Colombia

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 104.95%
Ranked 41st. 6% more than United States
98.97%
Ranked 97th.

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 105.04%
Ranked 8th. 7% more than United States
97.83%
Ranked 54th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 104.22%
Ranked 39th. 4% more than United States
99.82%
Ranked 86th.

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 50.93%
Ranked 18th. 4% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 96th.

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 86.56%
Ranked 38th.
92.27%
Ranked 66th. 7% more than Colombia

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 24.2%
Ranked 27th. 2 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 48th.

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 22.6%
Ranked 38th.
35.7%
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than Colombia

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 6.68
Ranked 24th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 2.08
Ranked 20th.
3.28
Ranked 51st. 57% more than Colombia

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > % 108.8%
Ranked 8th. 8% more than United States
100.45%
Ranked 56th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > % 96.55%
Ranked 50th.
100.37%
Ranked 26th. 4% more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 49.38%
Ranked 70th.
57.81%
Ranked 64th. 17% more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > % net 90.02%
Ranked 67th.
91.97%
Ranked 56th. 2% more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 120.22%
Ranked 16th. 22% more than United States
98.45%
Ranked 102nd.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 90.32%
Ranked 69th.
91.37%
Ranked 60th. 1% more than Colombia

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 19.81%
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than United States
9.68%
Ranked 58th.

Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 4.9% of GNI
Ranked 56th. 2% more than United States
4.79% of GNI
Ranked 58th.

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 4.79%
Ranked 23th.
5.85%
Ranked 34th. 22% more than Colombia

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 26.9%
Ranked 37th. 46% more than United States
18.4%
Ranked 49th.

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 52.9%
Ranked 25th. 54% more than United States
34.3%
Ranked 47th.

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 19.55%
Ranked 9th.
21.51%
Ranked 20th. 10% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 74.67% gross
Ranked 44th.
93.94% gross
Ranked 43th. 26% more than Colombia

Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita 24.65%
Ranked 23th.
26.68%
Ranked 46th. 8% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Primary > % net 86.88% net
Ranked 47th.
92.41% net
Ranked 62nd. 6% more than Colombia

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP 29.94%
Ranked 61st.
68.6%
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Colombia

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 12 years
Ranked 64th.
15 years
Ranked 24th. 25% more than Colombia
Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > % 112.52%
Ranked 28th.
138.98%
Ranked 35th. 24% more than Colombia

School enrollment, primary, female > % net 83.49%
Ranked 37th.
92.48%
Ranked 52nd. 11% more than Colombia

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 84.71%
Ranked 29th.
93.68%
Ranked 44th. 11% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Primary > % gross 112.78% gross
Ranked 28th. 14% more than United States
98.98% gross
Ranked 115th.

Persistence to last grade of primary, male > % of cohort 82.61%
Ranked 35th.
98.33%
Ranked 21st. 19% more than Colombia

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 93.61%
Ranked 54th.
93.68%
Ranked 53th. The same as Colombia

Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure 11.06%
Ranked 38th.
15.25%
Ranked 31st. 38% more than Colombia

High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher 26.67
Ranked 11th. 84% more than United States
14.52
Ranked 47th.

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