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

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Definitions

  • 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 United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Gender parity index 1.38
Ranked 37th.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Gender ratio 140.15
Ranked 28th. The same as United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Private school share 100%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

Share of total education spending 16.39%
Ranked 76th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 56% more than United Kingdom

Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 43%
Ranked 14th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 9% more than United Kingdom

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