Education > College and university Stats: compare key data on Ireland & 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 Ireland United States HISTORY
Gender parity index 1.13
Ranked 49th.
Ranked 33th. 25% more than Ireland

Gender ratio 121.73
Ranked 50th.
Ranked 29th. 15% more than Ireland

Private school share 4.71%
Ranked 96th.
Ranked 46th. 6 times more than Ireland

Share of total education spending 22.22%
Ranked 43th.
Ranked 26th. 15% more than Ireland

Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 38%
Ranked 7th.
Ranked 7th. 24% more than Ireland


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