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Education Stats: compare key data on Cuba & United States

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  • 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 > 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • School life expectancy > Male: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School life expectancy > Female: 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.
  • 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.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils 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.
  • 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.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in secondary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Labor force with primary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with primary education, male (% of male 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.
  • Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, secondary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Secondary is the total public expenditure per student in secondary education 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).
  • School enrollment, tertiary > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Total is the total enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • School enrollment, secondary, female > % net: School enrollment, secondary, female (% net). Net enrolment rate. Secondary. All programmes. Female is the ratio of female children of the official secondary school age who are enrolled in secondary school to the female population of the official secondary school age.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$: 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). 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 local currency.
  • School enrollment, secondary > % net: School enrollment, secondary (% net). Net enrolment rate. Secondary. All programmes. Total is the ratio of children of the official secondary school age who are enrolled in secondary school to the population of the official secondary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross: School enrollment, secondary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Male is the total male enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the male population of official secondary 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.
  • School enrollment, preprimary > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Total is the total enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of official pre-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.
  • School enrollment, primary > % net: School enrollment, primary (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Total is the ratio of children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the total population of the official primary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary > % gross: School enrollment, secondary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Total is the total enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of official secondary 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.
  • School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Female is the total female enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, tertiary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Tertiary is the total public expenditure per student in tertiary education 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).
  • Total enrollment, primary > % net: Total enrollment, primary (% 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). 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 local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age.
  • 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 > Preprimary > 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • Total enrollment, primary, female > % net: Total enrollment, primary, female (% 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.
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Repeaters, primary, total > % of total enrollment: Repeaters, primary, total (% of total enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Total is the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment: Repeaters, primary, female (% of female enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Female is the number of female students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all female students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of female repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total female enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education (% of total). 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 secondary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with secondary education, male (% of male 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.
  • Labor force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education (% of total). 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.
  • Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age.
  • Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with primary 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).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary 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).
  • Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, male (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Male is the share of male 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, female (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Female is the share of female 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.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, total > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, total (% 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male 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.
  • High school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male (% 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.
  • School enrollment, primary, male > % gross: School enrollment, primary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Male is the total male enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the male 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.
  • 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.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group: 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.
  • Elementary school graduate rate > Female: 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.
  • Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age."
  • Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age."
  • 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.
  • Elementary school graduate rate > Male: 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.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • 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.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group: 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.
  • Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age."
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Participation > 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.
  • High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for upper secondary (high school) education.
STAT Cuba United States HISTORY
Children out of school, primary 28,025
Ranked 35th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 63 times more than Cuba

Children out of school, primary per 1000 2.49
Ranked 43th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Cuba

Children out of school, primary, female 12,879
Ranked 34th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 61 times more than Cuba

College and university > Gender parity index 1.64
Ranked 10th. 17% more than United States
1.41
Ranked 33th.

College and university > Share of total education spending 34.83%
Ranked 6th. 36% more than United States
25.65%
Ranked 26th.

Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 61st.
12
Ranked 14th. 33% more than Cuba

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 12.86%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Homeschooling legal status Illegal, public education is mandatory without known exceptions. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Literacy > Female 96.9%
Ranked 45th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Cuba

Literacy > Total population 97%
Ranked 48th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than Cuba

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 57th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 7.87
Ranked 9th. 43% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 9.06
Ranked 72nd.
14.29
Ranked 98th. 58% more than Cuba

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 8.43
Ranked 39th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 72% more than Cuba

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 105th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 1.14
Ranked 44th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 2 times more than Cuba

College and university > Gender ratio 168.65
Ranked 11th. 20% more than United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 52nd. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 7.53 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 37% more than United States
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 78th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 33% more than Cuba
Secondary education, pupils 784,466
Ranked 24th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 31 times more than Cuba

College and university > Private school share 0.0
Ranked 41st.
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.95
Ranked 102nd.
0.99
Ranked 49th. 4% more than Cuba

School life expectancy > Total 12 years
Ranked 45th.
15.2 years
Ranked 14th. 27% more than Cuba
Primary education, teachers 88,699
Ranked 17th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 19 times more than Cuba

Primary education, pupils 803,194
Ranked 41st.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 30 times more than Cuba

Tertiary enrollment 24.2%
Ranked 50th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Cuba
Spending per student > College and university 58.77
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Gender ratio 99.49
Ranked 60th.
99.5
Ranked 59th. The same as Cuba

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 39th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 66th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.748
Ranked 35th. 16 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 3
Ranked 77th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 97.2%
Ranked 48th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 2% more than Cuba

High school > Private school share 0.0
Ranked 63th.
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 13.18
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
4.79
Ranked 54th.

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 10.31
Ranked 92nd.
14.21
Ranked 120th. 38% more than Cuba

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 110th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 101.94
Ranked 77th. 3% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 1,979.81
Ranked 154th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 29 times more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 235,997
Ranked 54th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 70 times more than Cuba

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 63th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Children out of school > Primary 18,866
Ranked 45th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 86 times more than Cuba

Secondary education, teachers 93,067
Ranked 8th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 18 times more than Cuba

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 8.26
Ranked 8th. 54% more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 12.67
Ranked 40th.
14.96
Ranked 64th. 18% more than Cuba

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 110th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 1.34
Ranked 39th.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than Cuba

Spending per student > High school 51.86
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
24.56
Ranked 18th.

Secondary education, general pupils 574,195
Ranked 37th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 42 times more than Cuba

High school > Gender parity index 0.988
Ranked 58th.
1.01
Ranked 68th. 2% more than Cuba

Scientific and technical journal articles 264
Ranked 59th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 800 times more than Cuba

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 52%
Ranked 17th. 11% more than United States
47%
Ranked 7th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 0.298%
Ranked 123th. 10% more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 21.05
Ranked 70th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Cuba

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 82nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 16.6%
Ranked 22nd. 8% more than United States
15.3%
Ranked 38th.

Children out of school, primary, male 15,146
Ranked 32nd.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 64 times more than Cuba

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 7.7%
Ranked 8th. 31% more than United States
5.9%
Ranked 23th.

High school > Students per teacher 8.43
Ranked 39th.
14.49
Ranked 57th. 72% more than Cuba

Secondary education > General pupils 668,881
Ranked 32nd.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 36 times more than Cuba

Spending per student > Elementary school 44.66
Ranked 1st. Twice as much as United States
22.35
Ranked 18th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 64th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 59th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 7.71 per 1,000 people
Ranked 12th. 31% more than United States
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 925,335
Ranked 77th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 27 times more than Cuba

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 73.9%
Ranked 47th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 28% more than Cuba

Elementary school graduate rate 95.56
Ranked 5th. About the same as United States
95.34
Ranked 40th.

Public spending per student > Primary level 34.7
Ranked 1st. 94% more than United States
17.9
Ranked 21st.
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 69.6
Ranked 46th.
77.71
Ranked 76th. 12% more than Cuba

Primary education, pupils per 1000 71.26
Ranked 68th.
78.41
Ranked 97th. 10% more than Cuba

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.72
Ranked 10th. 23% more than United States
1.4
Ranked 22nd.

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1
Ranked 65th.
1.02
Ranked 54th. 2% more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 21.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 72nd.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Cuba

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.176
Ranked 181st.
0.183
Ranked 178th. 4% more than Cuba

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 90th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 9.67
Ranked 85th.
14.38
Ranked 51st. 49% more than Cuba

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 1.67
Ranked 64th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 3 times more than Cuba

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 9.61
Ranked 123th.
13.69
Ranked 102nd. 42% more than Cuba

Elementary school > Enrolled students 871,444
Ranked 66th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 28 times more than Cuba

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 58th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $3,164.74
Ranked 37th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Cuba

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 96.71
Ranked 92nd.
105.99
Ranked 46th. 10% more than Cuba

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 50.94
Ranked 67th.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 53% more than Cuba

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 66th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 0.0
Ranked 85th.
8.72%
Ranked 80th.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 98.13
Ranked 73th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Cuba

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 98%
Ranked 30th. 4% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 85th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 101.7
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils 895,045
Ranked 48th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 27 times more than Cuba

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 80.4%
Ranked 44th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 17% more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 56.16%
Ranked 40th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 1% more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 83.81 per 1,000 people
Ranked 84th. 1% more than United States
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 210,271
Ranked 14th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 9.06
Ranked 72nd.
14.29
Ranked 100th. 58% more than Cuba

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 59.18%
Ranked 69th.
77.19%
Ranked 38th. 30% more than Cuba

Secondary education > Teachers 84,827
Ranked 13th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Cuba

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 16 years
Ranked 16th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 95.98
Ranked 5th. 2% more than United States
94.45
Ranked 30th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 938,047
Ranked 60th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 25 times more than Cuba

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 23.48
Ranked 61st.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 31 times more than Cuba

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 55th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 4,202
Ranked 85th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 408 times more than Cuba

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 98.79%
Ranked 71st.
100.09%
Ranked 51st. 1% more than Cuba

Public spending per student > Secondary level 41.9
Ranked 4th. 87% more than United States
22.4
Ranked 28th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.74%
Ranked 125th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 2% more than Cuba

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 1.67 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 3 times more than Cuba

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 97%
Ranked 40th. 3% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 96th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 76th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 0.54
Ranked 95th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

School life expectancy > Male 11.9 years
Ranked 45th.
14.8 years
Ranked 17th. 24% more than Cuba
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 59.35 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 39% more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.083 per capita
Ranked 122nd.
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th. 4% more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 82.53
Ranked 122nd.
86.39
Ranked 118th. 5% more than Cuba

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 99%
Ranked 19th. 6% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 10.7
Ranked 131st.
15.4
Ranked 115th. 44% more than Cuba
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 78%
Ranked 43th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 12% more than Cuba
Primary education > Teachers 86,827
Ranked 20th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 20 times more than Cuba

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 48.31%
Ranked 104th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 1% more than Cuba

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 53th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 7.69
Ranked 11th. 30% more than United States
5.9
Ranked 45th.

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 1.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 61st.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 3 times more than Cuba

Female enrolment share > Primary level 47.7%
Ranked 106th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 2% more than Cuba
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $35.69 billion
Ranked 32nd.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 288 times more than Cuba

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 82nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

High school > Share of total education spending 29.11%
Ranked 69th.
35.42%
Ranked 52nd. 22% more than Cuba

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 80.15%
Ranked 52nd.
81.55%
Ranked 48th. 2% more than Cuba

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 82.2%
Ranked 26th.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 7% more than Cuba
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 637,177
Ranked 53th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 39 times more than Cuba

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 95.36
Ranked 62nd.
97.22
Ranked 93th. 2% more than Cuba

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 7.51
Ranked 14th. 36% more than United States
5.52
Ranked 66th.

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 59.23
Ranked 64th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 39% more than Cuba

Children out of school > Primary > Male 5,341
Ranked 45th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 111 times more than Cuba

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.982
Ranked 63th.
0.991
Ranked 69th. 1% more than Cuba

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50%
Ranked 51st. 2% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 105
Ranked 6th.
25,000
Ranked 1st. 238 times more than Cuba

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 0.0
Ranked 92nd.
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 83.66
Ranked 88th. 1% more than United States
82.94
Ranked 90th.

School life expectancy > Female 12.1 years
Ranked 45th.
15.7 years
Ranked 11th. 30% more than Cuba
Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.36
Ranked 97th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.7
Ranked 92nd.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.474 per 1,000 people
Ranked 63th.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 4 times more than Cuba

High school teachers 89,495
Ranked 25th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 19 times more than Cuba

Elementary school teachers 90,677
Ranked 35th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 20 times more than Cuba

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 937,493
Ranked 47th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 26 times more than Cuba

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 79.26
Ranked 91st.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 6% more than Cuba

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 100.5
Ranked 42nd.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 1% more than Cuba

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 11.4
Ranked 99th.
14.9
Ranked 79th. 31% more than Cuba
High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 67.11%
Ranked 64th.
81.55%
Ranked 40th. 22% more than Cuba

Labor force with primary education, male > % of male labor force 39%
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than United States
14.9%
Ranked 51st.

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 52.2%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
25.25%
Ranked 32nd.

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 62.45%
Ranked 3rd.
95.33%
Ranked 3rd. 53% more than Cuba

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 87.32%
Ranked 8th.
88.17%
Ranked 31st. 1% more than Cuba

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ $42.19 billion
Ranked 35th.
$11.51 trillion
Ranked 1st. 273 times more than Cuba

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU 35.69 billion
Ranked 78th.
11.23 trillion
Ranked 13th. 315 times more than Cuba

School enrollment, secondary > % net 86.66%
Ranked 6th.
87.47%
Ranked 32nd. 1% more than Cuba

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 89.99%
Ranked 18th.
93.35%
Ranked 56th. 4% more than Cuba

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 109.2%
Ranked 6th. 49% more than United States
73.32%
Ranked 63th.

School enrollment, primary > % net 96.36%
Ranked 16th. 5% more than United States
91.88%
Ranked 70th.

School enrollment, secondary > % gross 90.2%
Ranked 22nd.
93.55%
Ranked 60th. 4% more than Cuba

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 75.84%
Ranked 3rd.
111.32%
Ranked 1st. 47% more than Cuba

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 63.1%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United States
21.66%
Ranked 66th.

Total enrollment, primary > % net 96.53%
Ranked 25th. 4% more than United States
92.89%
Ranked 75th.

School enrollment > Secondary > % net 87.23% net
Ranked 8th.
89.34% net
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than Cuba

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 110.18%
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than United States
108.83%
Ranked 20th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita 3,164.74
Ranked 99th.
36,028.94
Ranked 52nd. 11 times more than Cuba

Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age population 99.35%
Ranked 1st. 39% more than United States
71.58%
Ranked 32nd.
School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 104.21% gross
Ranked 61st. 4% more than United States
100.34% gross
Ranked 110th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross 112% gross
Ranked 3rd. 85% more than United States
60.55% gross
Ranked 61st.

Total enrollment, primary, female > % net 96.72%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than United States
93.55%
Ranked 58th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross 113.74% gross
Ranked 2nd. 80% more than United States
63.25% gross
Ranked 58th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 86.54% net
Ranked 7th.
88.14% net
Ranked 23th. 2% more than Cuba

Secondary education > Teachers > % female 55.45% female
Ranked 34th.
62.59% female
Ranked 37th. 13% more than Cuba

Repeaters, primary, total > % of total enrollment 0.603%
Ranked 65th.
0.0
Ranked 137th.

Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment 0.357%
Ranked 64th.
0.0
Ranked 135th.

Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force 19.1%
Ranked 62nd.
36.5%
Ranked 5th. 91% more than Cuba

Labor force with primary education > % of total 33%
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than United States
13.4%
Ranked 51st.

Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force 46.8%
Ranked 35th.
50.2%
Ranked 23th. 7% more than Cuba

Labor force with secondary education > % of total 50.6%
Ranked 26th.
50.8%
Ranked 22nd. About the same as Cuba

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 99.68%
Ranked 1st. 43% more than United States
69.78%
Ranked 40th.
Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 44.7%
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than United States
15.1%
Ranked 64th.

Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 3.6%
Ranked 85th.
46.5%
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than Cuba

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 95.47%
Ranked 9th.
98.33%
Ranked 16th. 3% more than Cuba

Primary education > Pupils > % female 47.76% female
Ranked 69th.
48.08% female
Ranked 104th. 1% more than Cuba

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 97.6%
Ranked 9th. 10% more than United States
89.05%
Ranked 54th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, total > % of relevant age group 90.58%
Ranked 69th.
101.34%
Ranked 79th. 12% more than Cuba

Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.079 per capita
Ranked 92nd.
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th. 6% more than Cuba

Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age population 100%
Ranked 1st. 47% more than United States
68.07%
Ranked 43th.
Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000 0.473
Ranked 62nd.
2.03
Ranked 66th. 4 times more than Cuba

High school teachers > % female 54.54%
Ranked 57th.
60.36%
Ranked 38th. 11% more than Cuba

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 91.42%
Ranked 49th.
94.11%
Ranked 41st. 3% more than Cuba

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 91.65%
Ranked 46th.
94.34%
Ranked 38th. 3% more than Cuba

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male > % of relevant age group 89.91%
Ranked 68th.
102.8%
Ranked 73th. 14% more than Cuba

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 99.99%
Ranked 57th. 1% more than United States
98.6%
Ranked 116th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 87.95% net
Ranked 8th.
90.59% net
Ranked 20th. 3% more than Cuba

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group 104.23%
Ranked 42nd. 5% more than United States
99.44%
Ranked 92nd.

Elementary school graduate rate > Female 95.55
Ranked 4th. 9% more than United States
87.47
Ranked 48th.

Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 96.59%
Ranked 7th. 25% more than United States
77.51%
Ranked 23th.

Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age population 97.54%
Ranked 4th. 20% more than United States
81.24%
Ranked 18th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 78.21% gross
Ranked 1st.
96.32% gross
Ranked 5th. 23% more than Cuba

Elementary school graduate rate > Male 95.58
Ranked 4th.
100
Ranked 3rd. 5% more than Cuba

Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending 29.04%
Ranked 62nd.
32.42%
Ranked 47th. 12% more than Cuba

School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 61.49% gross
Ranked 4th.
82.44% gross
Ranked 5th. 34% more than Cuba

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group 103.84%
Ranked 41st. 5% more than United States
99.02%
Ranked 86th.

Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age population 95.7%
Ranked 6th. 29% more than United States
73.96%
Ranked 27th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 48.04%
Ranked 99th.
48.92%
Ranked 37th. 2% more than Cuba

Elementary school teachers > % female 76.56%
Ranked 62nd.
85.64%
Ranked 32nd. 12% more than Cuba

Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female 48,812
Ranked 22nd.
1.04 million
Ranked 1st. 21 times more than Cuba

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Male 1,847
Ranked 80th.
944,307
Ranked 4th. 511 times more than Cuba

High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher 7.51
Ranked 29th.
14.46
Ranked 37th. 92% more than Cuba

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