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Education Stats: compare key data on Costa Rica & 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Public spending per student > Primary level: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. 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.
  • 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 > 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."
  • 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 teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (current 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 current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
STAT Costa Rica United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 6
Ranked 52nd.
12
Ranked 1st. Twice as much as Costa Rica
Children out of school, primary 23,445
Ranked 60th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 75 times more than Costa Rica

Children out of school, primary per 1000 4.95
Ranked 51st.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 14% more than Costa Rica

Children out of school, primary, female 10,290
Ranked 56th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 76 times more than Costa Rica

College and university > Gender parity index 1.29
Ranked 38th.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 9% more than Costa Rica

College and university > Share of total education spending 19.71%
Ranked 57th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 30% more than Costa Rica

Compulsary education duration 10
Ranked 73th.
12
Ranked 14th. 20% more than Costa Rica

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.27%
Ranked 24th. 12% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Literacy > Female 96.1%
Ranked 51st.
99%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Costa Rica

Literacy > Total population 96%
Ranked 55th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 3% more than Costa Rica

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 120th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 6.17
Ranked 32nd. 12% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 17.34
Ranked 77th. 21% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 14.92
Ranked 49th. 3% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 5
Ranked 191st.
6
Ranked 102nd. 20% more than Costa Rica

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 2.17
Ranked 53th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 15% more than Costa Rica

College and university > Gender ratio 125.58
Ranked 45th.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 12% more than Costa Rica

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 176th.
3
Ranked 47th. 50% more than Costa Rica

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 95th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 40% more than Costa Rica

Duration of compulsory education 10 years
Ranked 58th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 20% more than Costa Rica
Secondary education, pupils 419,453
Ranked 80th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 58 times more than Costa Rica

College and university > Private school share 52.56%
Ranked 9th. 88% more than United States
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.99
Ranked 55th. The same as United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

School life expectancy > Total 10.1 years
Ranked 73th.
15.2 years
Ranked 14th. 50% more than Costa Rica
Primary education, pupils 506,961
Ranked 80th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 48 times more than Costa Rica

Primary education, teachers 29,233
Ranked 69th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 59 times more than Costa Rica

Tertiary enrollment 16%
Ranked 59th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Costa Rica
Spending per student > College and university 35.94
Ranked 35th. 63% more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Gender ratio 106.09
Ranked 25th. 7% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Compulsary education starting age 5
Ranked 174th.
6
Ranked 66th. 20% more than Costa Rica

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 3.15
Ranked 40th. 68 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 192nd.
3
Ranked 73th. 50% more than Costa Rica

Literacy > Male 95.9%
Ranked 59th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 3% more than Costa Rica

Spending > USD 1.46 billion
Ranked 68th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 469 times more than Costa Rica

High school > Private school share 9.61%
Ranked 77th. 16% more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 5.04
Ranked 50th. 5% more than United States
4.79
Ranked 54th.

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 21.34
Ranked 61st. 50% more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 52nd. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 109.87
Ranked 40th. 11% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 2,022.88
Ranked 153th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 28 times more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 77,283
Ranked 86th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 215 times more than Costa Rica

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 127th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 5.93
Ranked 49th. 11% more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, teachers 28,111
Ranked 53th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 59 times more than Costa Rica

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 14.17
Ranked 67th.
14.96
Ranked 64th. 6% more than Costa Rica

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 164th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 2.78
Ranked 46th.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 13% more than Costa Rica

Spending per student > High school 17.05
Ranked 57th.
24.56
Ranked 18th. 44% more than Costa Rica

Secondary education, general pupils 355,843
Ranked 79th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 68 times more than Costa Rica

High school > Gender parity index 1.05
Ranked 25th. 4% more than United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Scientific and technical journal articles 84
Ranked 86th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 2515 times more than Costa Rica

Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 1.08%
Ranked 111th. 4 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 18.88
Ranked 75th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Costa Rica

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 149th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 18.5%
Ranked 16th. 21% more than United States
15.3%
Ranked 38th.

Children out of school, primary, male 13,155
Ranked 52nd.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 74 times more than Costa Rica

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.1%
Ranked 49th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 16% more than Costa Rica

High school > Students per teacher 14.92
Ranked 50th. 3% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 57th.

Secondary education > General pupils 286,414
Ranked 55th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 84 times more than Costa Rica

Spending per student > Elementary school 16.96
Ranked 37th.
22.35
Ranked 18th. 32% more than Costa Rica

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 115th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 106th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.87 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. About the same as Costa Rica

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 545,509
Ranked 93th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 46 times more than Costa Rica

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 54.4%
Ranked 79th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 74% more than Costa Rica

Elementary school graduate rate 94.3
Ranked 37th.
95.34
Ranked 40th. 1% more than Costa Rica

Schools connected to the Internet 15%
Ranked 33th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Costa Rica

Public spending per student > Primary level 14.9
Ranked 11th.
17.9
Ranked 21st. 20% more than Costa Rica
Primary education, pupils per 1000 107.01
Ranked 75th. 36% more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 88.54
Ranked 52nd. 14% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.26
Ranked 34th.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 11% more than Costa Rica

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.06
Ranked 34th. 4% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 18.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 75th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Costa Rica

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.427
Ranked 148th. 2 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 5
Ranked 172nd.
6
Ranked 86th. 20% more than Costa Rica

Teacher student ratio > High school 15.64
Ranked 44th. 9% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Inequality adjusted index 0.601
Ranked 61st.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 57% more than Costa Rica
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 18.97
Ranked 67th. 39% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 534,816
Ranked 76th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 46 times more than Costa Rica

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 118th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $3,340.64
Ranked 32nd.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Costa Rica

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 94.95
Ranked 102nd.
105.99
Ranked 46th. 12% more than Costa Rica

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 75.11
Ranked 52nd.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 3% more than Costa Rica

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 118th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 8.45%
Ranked 82nd.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 3% more than Costa Rica

Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.19
Ranked 50th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 88%
Ranked 76th.
94%
Ranked 71st. 7% more than Costa Rica

Duration of education > Secondary level 5
Ranked 169th.
6
Ranked 81st. 20% more than Costa Rica
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 55.7
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils 542,087
Ranked 54th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 45 times more than Costa Rica

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 52.8%
Ranked 86th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 79% more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 70.53 per 1,000 people
Ranked 117th.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 17% more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 52.36%
Ranked 67th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 8% more than Costa Rica

Secondary education, vocational pupils 63,610
Ranked 59th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 17.34
Ranked 77th. 21% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Secondary education > Teachers 16,355
Ranked 82nd.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 99 times more than Costa Rica

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 12 years
Ranked 19th.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 33% more than Costa Rica
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 96.21
Ranked 23th. 2% more than United States
94.45
Ranked 30th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 288,965
Ranked 104th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 83 times more than Costa Rica

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 20.14
Ranked 66th.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 36 times more than Costa Rica

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 111th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 41,790
Ranked 40th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 41 times more than Costa Rica

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 102.03%
Ranked 24th. 2% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 19.4
Ranked 18th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 15% more than Costa Rica
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.13%
Ranked 108th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 2% more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 88%
Ranked 74th.
94%
Ranked 66th. 7% more than Costa Rica

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 149th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 131st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 7.04
Ranked 38th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 66.19 per 1,000 people
Ranked 55th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 24% more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.133 per capita
Ranked 60th. 55% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 133.25
Ranked 62nd. 54% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 87%
Ranked 80th.
93%
Ranked 66th. 7% more than Costa Rica

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 24.9
Ranked 65th. 62% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 80%
Ranked 38th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 9% more than Costa Rica
Primary education > Teachers 25,399
Ranked 44th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 68 times more than Costa Rica

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 50.46%
Ranked 43th. 4% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Private school enrolment > Primary level 6.9
Ranked 45th.
11.6
Ranked 33th. 68% more than Costa Rica
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 109th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 5.88
Ranked 27th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. About the same as Costa Rica

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.1%
Ranked 101st.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than Costa Rica
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $16.05 billion
Ranked 40th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 641 times more than Costa Rica

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 148th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Scouting > Members 11,297
Ranked 70th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 265 times more than Costa Rica
High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 54.46%
Ranked 47th.
54.76%
Ranked 39th. 1% more than Costa Rica

High school > Share of total education spending 20.19%
Ranked 88th.
35.42%
Ranked 52nd. 75% more than Costa Rica

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 68.63%
Ranked 32nd. 25% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 97.17%
Ranked 3rd. 19% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 48th.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 49.2%
Ranked 66th.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 79% more than Costa Rica
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 321,961
Ranked 76th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 77 times more than Costa Rica

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 66.3
Ranked 57th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 25% more than Costa Rica

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 3.92
Ranked 95th.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 41% more than Costa Rica

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 98.78
Ranked 31st. 2% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.99
Ranked 51st.
0.991
Ranked 69th. About the same as Costa Rica

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.8%
Ranked 33th. 4% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 0.0
Ranked 60th.
25,000
Ranked 1st.

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 17.7
Ranked 40th. 84% more than United States
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 70.59
Ranked 117th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 17% more than Costa Rica

Scouting > Members per thousand people 2.35
Ranked 57th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than Costa Rica
Elementary school repeaters > Male 8.18
Ranked 36th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 5.82
Ranked 41st.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Elementary school teachers 28,186
Ranked 71st.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 64 times more than Costa Rica

High school teachers 24,347
Ranked 53th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 71 times more than Costa Rica

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 347,244
Ranked 84th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 70 times more than Costa Rica

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 106.24
Ranked 24th. 5% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 125.48
Ranked 61st. 50% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 88.13% net
Ranked 67th.
90.49% net
Ranked 71st. 3% more than Costa Rica

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 86.84% net
Ranked 74th.
94.25% net
Ranked 51st. 9% more than Costa Rica

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 68.63%
Ranked 23th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 16% more than Costa Rica

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 40.4%
Ranked 22nd. 7% more than United States
37.6%
Ranked 57th.

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 6.27%
Ranked 24th. 12% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 41st.

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 38.4%
Ranked 44th.
51.6%
Ranked 23th. 34% more than Costa Rica

Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment 47.2%
Ranked 19th. 43% more than United States
33%
Ranked 70th.

Education spending > % of GDP 5.1%
Ranked 56th.
5.7%
Ranked 38th. 12% more than Costa Rica
School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 68.69% gross
Ranked 23th. 11% more than United States
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd.

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 125.44
Ranked 47th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 11% more than Costa Rica

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 17.14%
Ranked 27th.
25.85%
Ranked 24th. 51% more than Costa Rica

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 10.33%
Ranked 61st. 18% more than United States
8.78%
Ranked 68th.

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 25.34%
Ranked 62nd.
82.92%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Costa Rica

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 28.3%
Ranked 61st.
97.14%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Costa Rica

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net 91.6%
Ranked 39th.
93.14%
Ranked 64th. 2% more than Costa Rica

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 36.38%
Ranked 3rd.
87.68%
Ranked 18th. 2 times more than Costa Rica

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 8.45%
Ranked 80th.
8.72%
Ranked 78th. 3% more than Costa Rica

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.42%
Ranked 85th.
49.01%
Ranked 26th. 1% more than Costa Rica

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 106.55%
Ranked 50th. 8% more than United States
98.97%
Ranked 97th.

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 98.75%
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than United States
97.83%
Ranked 54th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 97.27%
Ranked 95th.
99.82%
Ranked 86th. 3% more than Costa Rica

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 49.82%
Ranked 67th. 2% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 96th.

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 94.59%
Ranked 55th. 3% more than United States
92.27%
Ranked 66th.

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 31.1%
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 48th.

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 23.3%
Ranked 37th.
35.7%
Ranked 3rd. 53% more than Costa Rica

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $5,858.64
Ranked 25th.
$36,945.60
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than Costa Rica

Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP 62.35%
Ranked 17th.
76.79%
Ranked 5th. 23% more than Costa Rica

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > % 105.48%
Ranked 24th. 5% more than United States
100.45%
Ranked 56th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > % 98.99%
Ranked 66th.
100.37%
Ranked 26th. 1% more than Costa Rica

Participation > School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 68.81%
Ranked 55th. 19% more than United States
57.81%
Ranked 64th.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > % net 91.53%
Ranked 34th.
91.97%
Ranked 56th. About the same as Costa Rica

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 110.3%
Ranked 44th. 12% more than United States
98.45%
Ranked 102nd.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 86.83%
Ranked 42nd.
91.37%
Ranked 60th. 5% more than Costa Rica

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 7.8%
Ranked 71st.
9.68%
Ranked 58th. 24% more than Costa Rica

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 22.55% gross
Ranked 63th.
69.19% gross
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Costa Rica

Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 4.04% of GNI
Ranked 85th.
4.79% of GNI
Ranked 58th. 19% more than Costa Rica

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 4.92%
Ranked 26th.
5.85%
Ranked 34th. 19% more than Costa Rica

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 62.2%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
18.4%
Ranked 49th.

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 24.1%
Ranked 34th.
34.3%
Ranked 47th. 42% more than Costa Rica

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 17.05%
Ranked 13th.
21.51%
Ranked 20th. 26% more than Costa Rica

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 76.88% gross
Ranked 40th.
93.94% gross
Ranked 43th. 22% more than Costa Rica

Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita 36.13%
Ranked 25th. 35% more than United States
26.68%
Ranked 46th.

School enrollment > Primary > % net 87.47% net
Ranked 72nd.
92.41% net
Ranked 62nd. 6% more than Costa Rica

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP 35.55%
Ranked 46th.
68.6%
Ranked 6th. 93% more than Costa Rica

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 12 years
Ranked 19th.
15 years
Ranked 24th. 25% more than Costa Rica
Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > % 127.25%
Ranked 25th.
138.98%
Ranked 35th. 9% more than Costa Rica

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