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  • 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 > % 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 > 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 > 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. 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 Colombia United States HISTORY
Children out of school > Elementary 284,987
Ranked 22nd.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Colombia

Children out of school > Elementary > Female 138,088
Ranked 22nd.
769,923
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Colombia

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

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 119.51%
Ranked 10th. 21% more than United States
99.11%
Ranked 89th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 89.7%
Ranked 67th.
92.61%
Ranked 54th. 3% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Secondary > % net 71.23%
Ranked 55th.
88.31%
Ranked 22nd. 24% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 95%
Ranked 41st. 1% more than United States
93.87%
Ranked 43th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 74.51%
Ranked 51st.
88.98%
Ranked 21st. 19% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 35.53%
Ranked 43th.
69.36%
Ranked 5th. 95% more than Colombia

Secondary education > General pupils 4.46 million
Ranked 15th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Colombia

Secondary education > General pupils > % female 51.29%
Ranked 35th. 5% more than United States
48.63%
Ranked 95th.

Secondary education > Pupils 4.3 million
Ranked 19th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Colombia

Secondary education > Pupils > % female 51.44%
Ranked 11th. 6% more than United States
48.63%
Ranked 69th.

Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 53.6%
Ranked 10th.
0.0
Ranked 111th.

Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 93.47%
Ranked 55th. 1% more than United States
92.62%
Ranked 60th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 90.58%
Ranked 51st.
94.11%
Ranked 41st. 4% more than Colombia

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 86.32%
Ranked 65th.
94.34%
Ranked 38th. 9% more than Colombia

Children out of school > Elementary > Male 146,899
Ranked 21st.
944,307
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Colombia

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

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