Education > College and university Stats: compare key data on Iceland & United States


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
STAT Iceland United States HISTORY
Gender parity index 1.79
Ranked 8th. 27% more than United States
Ranked 33th.

Gender ratio 191.17
Ranked 8th. 36% more than United States
Ranked 29th.

Private school share 18.77%
Ranked 61st.
Ranked 46th. 49% more than Iceland

Share of total education spending 21.46%
Ranked 48th.
Ranked 26th. 20% more than Iceland

Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 47%
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
Ranked 7th.


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