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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Spending per student > Elementary school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Elementary school graduate rate: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff 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.
  • High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > 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.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Elementary school repeaters > 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."
  • 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.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • 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.
  • Primary education, teachers > % female: Primary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Primary is the number of female teachers at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year. 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 education, teachers > % female: Tertiary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Tertiary is the number of female teachers at the tertiary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the tertiary level in a given school year. 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.
  • Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure: Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure). Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is the total public education expenditure (current and capital) expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure for all sectors in a given financial year. Public education expenditure includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • 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.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % 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.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % gross: School enrollment, primary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Female is the total female enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Total is the total number of new entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Secondary education, general pupils > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Total enrollment, primary, male > % net: Total enrollment, primary, male (% net). Adjusted net enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group.
  • Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with primary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education (% of total). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
STAT Ghana United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 3.9
Ranked 76th.
12
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Ghana
Children out of school, primary 652,518
Ranked 7th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Ghana

Children out of school, primary per 1000 25.72
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than United States
5.64
Ranked 47th.

Children out of school, primary, female 342,260
Ranked 8th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Ghana

College and university > Gender parity index 0.633
Ranked 3rd.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Ghana

College and university > Share of total education spending 25.95%
Ranked 25th. 1% more than United States
25.65%
Ranked 26th.

Compulsary education duration 11
Ranked 24th.
12
Ranked 14th. 9% more than Ghana

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 8.14%
Ranked 4th. 45% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Literacy > Female 67.1%
Ranked 114th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 48% more than Ghana

Literacy > Total population 74.8%
Ranked 118th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 32% more than Ghana

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 81st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.85
Ranked 31st.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 13% more than Ghana

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 32.98
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 17.8
Ranked 21st. 23% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 7
Ranked 58th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 13.49
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than United States
2.5
Ranked 48th.

College and university > Gender ratio 54.05
Ranked 89th.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than Ghana

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 160th.
3
Ranked 47th. 50% more than Ghana

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.25 per 1,000 people
Ranked 46th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 69% more than Ghana

Duration of compulsory education 8 years
Ranked 109th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 50% more than Ghana
Secondary education, pupils 2.22 million
Ranked 14th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than Ghana

College and university > Private school share 20.28%
Ranked 25th.
27.95%
Ranked 46th. 38% more than Ghana

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.98
Ranked 4th.
0.99
Ranked 49th. 1% more than Ghana

Primary education, pupils 4.06 million
Ranked 12th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than Ghana

Primary education, teachers 123,153
Ranked 12th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 14 times more than Ghana

Tertiary enrollment 3.3%
Ranked 81st.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 22 times more than Ghana
Spending per student > College and university 207.49
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Gender ratio 88.98
Ranked 93th.
99.5
Ranked 59th. 12% more than Ghana

Compulsary education starting age 4
Ranked 104th.
6
Ranked 66th. 50% more than Ghana

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.702
Ranked 37th. 15 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 4
Ranked 30th. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 82.7%
Ranked 109th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 20% more than Ghana

Spending > USD 713.11 million
Ranked 87th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 959 times more than Ghana

High school > Private school share 15.97%
Ranked 30th. 93% more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 4.74
Ranked 60th.
4.79
Ranked 54th. 1% more than Ghana

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 32.81
Ranked 36th. 2 times more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 37th. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 105.44
Ranked 61st. 7% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 8,615.23
Ranked 83th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 69,968
Ranked 5th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 237 times more than Ghana

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 87th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Children out of school > Primary 1.13 million
Ranked 4th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 44% more than Ghana

Secondary education, teachers 124,436
Ranked 5th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 13 times more than Ghana

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.91
Ranked 18th.
5.36
Ranked 56th. 9% more than Ghana

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 36.38
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 131st. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 12.23
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States
3.14
Ranked 43th.

Spending per student > High school 28.29
Ranked 17th. 15% more than United States
24.56
Ranked 18th.

Secondary education, general pupils 2.14 million
Ranked 16th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than Ghana

High school > Gender parity index 0.902
Ranked 6th.
1.01
Ranked 68th. 12% more than Ghana

Scientific and technical journal articles 83
Ranked 87th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 2545 times more than Ghana

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 18%
Ranked 4th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Ghana
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 3.01%
Ranked 81st. 11 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 3.45
Ranked 5th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 17 times more than Ghana

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 109th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Children out of school, primary, male 310,258
Ranked 6th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Ghana

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.5%
Ranked 18th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 7% more than Ghana

High school > Students per teacher 17.8
Ranked 21st. 23% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 57th.

Secondary education > General pupils 1.33 million
Ranked 22nd.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 18 times more than Ghana

Spending per student > Elementary school 17.92
Ranked 29th.
22.35
Ranked 18th. 25% more than Ghana

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 84th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 78th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.04 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 46% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 2.68 million
Ranked 5th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than Ghana

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 45.7%
Ranked 93th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than Ghana

Elementary school graduate rate 59.99
Ranked 85th.
95.34
Ranked 40th. 59% more than Ghana

Schools connected to the Internet 1.4%
Ranked 15th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 71 times more than Ghana

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 87.34
Ranked 26th. 12% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Primary education, pupils per 1000 160.13
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.53
Ranked 3rd.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than Ghana

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 0.88
Ranked 6th.
1.02
Ranked 54th. 16% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 3.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 17 times more than Ghana

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.347
Ranked 158th. 90% more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 102nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 17.41
Ranked 32nd. 21% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 52.81
Ranked 8th. 10 times more than United States
5.54
Ranked 58th.

Inequality adjusted index 0.352
Ranked 93th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Ghana
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 32.24
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 76.38%
Ranked 8th. 60% more than United States
47.8%
Ranked 32nd.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 3.63 million
Ranked 32nd.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Ghana

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 79th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $145.11
Ranked 161st.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 227 times more than Ghana

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 114.7
Ranked 32nd. 8% more than United States
105.99
Ranked 46th.

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 84.19
Ranked 25th. 8% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 47th.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 85th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 22.09%
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 80th.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.03
Ranked 54th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Ghana

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 70%
Ranked 6th.
94%
Ranked 71st. 34% more than Ghana

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 97th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Primary education > Pupils 2.93 million
Ranked 25th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Ghana

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 61.8%
Ranked 70th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 53% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 31.53%
Ranked 6th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 80% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 60.19 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 37% more than Ghana

Secondary education, vocational pupils 79,986
Ranked 23th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 32.98
Ranked 27th. 2 times more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 82.83%
Ranked 20th. 7% more than United States
77.19%
Ranked 38th.

Secondary education > Teachers 71,763
Ranked 19th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than Ghana

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 9 years
Ranked 5th.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 78% more than Ghana
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 63.29
Ranked 72nd.
94.45
Ranked 30th. 49% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 1.28 million
Ranked 6th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 19 times more than Ghana

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 4.09
Ranked 81st.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 178 times more than Ghana

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 75th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 791,961
Ranked 10th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Ghana

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 95.65%
Ranked 91st.
100.09%
Ranked 51st. 5% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.43%
Ranked 6th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 3% more than Ghana

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 51.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than United States
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 71%
Ranked 5th.
94%
Ranked 66th. 32% more than Ghana

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 120th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 99th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 6.51
Ranked 41st.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 60.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 37% more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 131.96
Ranked 3rd. 53% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.126 per capita
Ranked 3rd. 47% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 70%
Ranked 6th.
93%
Ranked 66th. 33% more than Ghana

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 33
Ranked 46th. 2 times more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 37%
Ranked 11th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Ghana
Primary education > Teachers 89,278
Ranked 19th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Ghana

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 44.51%
Ranked 6th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 9% more than Ghana

Private school enrolment > Primary level 17.1
Ranked 25th. 47% more than United States
11.6
Ranked 33th.
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 73th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.17
Ranked 54th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 41% more than Ghana

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 25.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 7 times more than United States
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th.

Female enrolment share > Primary level 47.4%
Ranked 115th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 3% more than Ghana
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $3.10 billion
Ranked 112th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 3314 times more than Ghana

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 110th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Scouting > Members 3,818
Ranked 104th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 783 times more than Ghana
Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 93.55%
Ranked 8th. 15% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 48th.

High school > Share of total education spending 37.12%
Ranked 38th. 5% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 89.5%
Ranked 6th. 63% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 61.18%
Ranked 33th. 12% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 39th.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 30.8%
Ranked 79th.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Ghana
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 1.66 million
Ranked 33th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 15 times more than Ghana

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 62.15
Ranked 61st.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 33% more than Ghana

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 3.36
Ranked 46th.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 64% more than Ghana

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 96.23
Ranked 55th.
97.22
Ranked 93th. 1% more than Ghana

Children out of school > Primary > Male 572,108
Ranked 3rd.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 4% more than Ghana

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.945
Ranked 8th.
0.991
Ranked 69th. 5% more than Ghana

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 44.7%
Ranked 107th.
49%
Ranked 73th. 10% more than Ghana
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 324
Ranked 18th.
25,000
Ranked 1st. 77 times more than Ghana

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 7.1
Ranked 57th.
9.6
Ranked 12th. 35% more than Ghana
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 62.88
Ranked 5th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 32% more than Ghana

Scouting > Members per thousand people 0.151
Ranked 148th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 63 times more than Ghana
Elementary school repeaters > Male 7.02
Ranked 42nd.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 5.97
Ranked 39th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 25.87 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 13 times more than United States
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th.

High school teachers 99,001
Ranked 23th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 17 times more than Ghana

Elementary school teachers 112,443
Ranked 33th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 16 times more than Ghana

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 1.45 million
Ranked 4th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 17 times more than Ghana

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 137
Ranked 46th. 63% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 85.25
Ranked 68th.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 19% more than Ghana

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female 45.94%
Ranked 105th.
48.63%
Ranked 69th. 6% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 45.35%
Ranked 67th.
88.98%
Ranked 21st. 96% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 8.01%
Ranked 87th.
69.36%
Ranked 5th. 9 times more than Ghana

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 49.99%
Ranked 72nd.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 59% more than Ghana

Primary education, teachers > % female 36.72%
Ranked 64th.
86.71%
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Ghana

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 18.19%
Ranked 35th.
47.68%
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than Ghana

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 24.38%
Ranked 7th. 87% more than United States
13.07%
Ranked 60th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 41.56% gross
Ranked 42nd.
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd. 49% more than Ghana

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 55.52
Ranked 47th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than Ghana

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 34.53%
Ranked 6th. 34% more than United States
25.85%
Ranked 24th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group 94.28%
Ranked 71st.
99.85%
Ranked 91st. 6% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 15.97%
Ranked 47th. 82% more than United States
8.78%
Ranked 68th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 6.67% gross
Ranked 42nd.
69.19% gross
Ranked 6th. 10 times more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 6.2%
Ranked 91st.
82.92%
Ranked 4th. 13 times more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 4.33%
Ranked 90th.
97.14%
Ranked 6th. 22 times more than Ghana

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net 76.97%
Ranked 97th.
93.14%
Ranked 64th. 21% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 49.45%
Ranked 65th.
87.68%
Ranked 18th. 77% more than Ghana

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 22.09%
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 78th.

Primary education, pupils > % female 47.38%
Ranked 68th.
49.01%
Ranked 26th. 3% more than Ghana

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 106.29%
Ranked 35th. 7% more than United States
98.97%
Ranked 97th.

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 98.17%
Ranked 29th. About the same as United States
97.83%
Ranked 54th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 110.68%
Ranked 24th. 11% more than United States
99.82%
Ranked 86th.

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 46.55%
Ranked 62nd.
48.86%
Ranked 96th. 5% more than Ghana

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 83.54%
Ranked 39th.
92.27%
Ranked 66th. 10% more than Ghana

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 22.3%
Ranked 19th. 89% more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 48th.

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 31%
Ranked 1st.
35.7%
Ranked 3rd. 15% more than Ghana

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > % 89.52%
Ranked 44th.
100.45%
Ranked 56th. 12% more than Ghana

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > % 93.73%
Ranked 58th.
100.37%
Ranked 26th. 7% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 67.75%
Ranked 57th. 17% more than United States
57.81%
Ranked 64th.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > % net 76.53%
Ranked 96th.
91.97%
Ranked 56th. 20% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 105.94%
Ranked 61st. 8% more than United States
98.45%
Ranked 102nd.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 76.04%
Ranked 99th.
91.37%
Ranked 60th. 20% more than Ghana

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 17.29%
Ranked 35th. 79% more than United States
9.68%
Ranked 58th.

Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 2.85% of GNI
Ranked 125th.
4.79% of GNI
Ranked 58th. 68% more than Ghana

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 5.45%
Ranked 15th.
5.85%
Ranked 34th. 7% more than Ghana

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 12.85%
Ranked 20th.
21.51%
Ranked 20th. 67% more than Ghana

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 46.97% gross
Ranked 69th.
93.94% gross
Ranked 43th. Twice as much as Ghana

Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita 209.85%
Ranked 10th. 8 times more than United States
26.68%
Ranked 46th.

School enrollment > Primary > % net 65.04% net
Ranked 77th.
92.41% net
Ranked 62nd. 42% more than Ghana

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 43.57% gross
Ranked 70th.
94.68% gross
Ranked 44th. 2 times more than Ghana

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP 28.91%
Ranked 168th.
68.6%
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Ghana

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 10 years
Ranked 5th.
15 years
Ranked 24th. 50% more than Ghana

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