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Samoa

Samoa Education Stats

Definitions

  • Adult literacy rate > Female: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • 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.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • High school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in secondary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in secondary school."
  • 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."
  • Literacy > Adult literacy: Adult literacy rate (%).
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy rate > People aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • 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)."
  • 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)."
  • 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)."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult literacy rate > Female 98.5 2008 21st out of 110
Adult literacy rate > Total 98.7 2008 22nd out of 110
Child care (preschool) > Duration 2 2012 155th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3 2012 131st out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 10.2 2012 48th out of 57
Children out of school > Primary 273 2004 117th out of 121
Children out of school, primary 1,103 2012 58th out of 64
Children out of school, primary per 1000 5.84 2012 33th out of 64
Children out of school, primary, female 354 2012 53th out of 55
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 1.87 2012 37th out of 55
Children out of school, primary, male 749 2012 51st out of 55
Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 3.97 2012 30th out of 55
College and university > Gender parity index 0.923 2001 82nd out of 130
College and university > Gender ratio 93.04 2001 77th out of 112
College and university > Private school share 0.0 1999 56th out of 69
College and university > Share of total education spending 33.22% 2001 3rd out of 85
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 43% 2001 1st out of 3
Compulsary education duration 10 2012 35th out of 109
Compulsary education starting age 5 2012 91st out of 109
Duration of compulsory education 10 years 2000 46th out of 159
Primary completion rate 96 2004 61st out of 144
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 30,164 2002 155th out of 173
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 1,179 2001 125th out of 132
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 6.58 per 1,000 people 2001 98th out of 128
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 6.72 2001 99th out of 130
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 4.5% 2002 65th out of 116
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 13.7% 2002 46th out of 80
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6 2012 78th out of 212
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 5 2012 195th out of 212
Elementary school graduate rate 95.88 2000 29th out of 100
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1 2005 32nd out of 149
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.12 2005 14th out of 140
Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.93 2001 84th out of 121
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.77% 2008 26th out of 124
High school > Gender parity index 1.15 2011 9th out of 103
High school > Gender ratio 111.72 2005 13th out of 149
High school > Lower secondary school duration 2 2012 196th out of 205
High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 64.3% 2010 65th out of 155
High school > Private school share 33.02% 2012 10th out of 64
High school > Students per teacher 21.47 2010 23th out of 96
High school > Upper secondary school duration 5 2012 3rd out of 205
High school enrolment rate 96.29 2003 45th out of 112
High school repeaters > Male 3.36 2004 62nd out of 109
High school starting age > Years 11 2009 141st out of 176
Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 1.3% 2003 123th out of 138
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ 1,200 2003 137th out of 138
Literacy > Adult literacy 98.7% 2007 21st out of 110
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2003
Literacy > Female 99.7% 2003 4th out of 157
Literacy > Male 99.6% 2003 9th out of 157
Literacy > Total population 99.7% 2003 5th out of 161
Literacy rate > People aged 15-24 99.5 2008 27th out of 111
Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 99.3% 2004 6th out of 34
Preschool enrollment rate 99.48 2007 102nd out of 158
Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 6.78 per 1,000 people 2004 24th out of 146
Primary education, duration > Years 6 2012 73th out of 200
Primary education, pupils 29,869 2012 79th out of 88
Primary education, pupils per 1000 158.13 2012 25th out of 88
Primary education, teachers 1,021 2010 125th out of 137
Primary education, teachers per 1000 5.49 2010 52nd out of 137
Public spending per student > Primary level 8.5 2000 25th out of 32
Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 25.04 2004 62nd out of 147
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 30.24 2010 36th out of 137
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 21.47 2010 22nd out of 93
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 115.4 2010 10th out of 93
School life expectancy > Total 12 years 2002 46th out of 110
Scientific and technical journal articles 3 1999 148th out of 173
Secondary education > General pupils 24,242 2005 87th out of 103
Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 6.21 per 1,000 people 2004 56th out of 127
Secondary education, duration > Years 7 2012 54th out of 197
Secondary education, general pupils 25,564 2012 78th out of 85
Secondary education, pupils 25,564 2012 65th out of 73
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 135.34 2012 2nd out of 73
Secondary education, teachers 1,211 2010 83th out of 94
Secondary education, teachers per 1000 6.51 2010 46th out of 94
Secondary school starting age > Years 11 2012 160th out of 196
Spending > Proportion 3.98 2008 85th out of 168
Spending > USD 20.17 million 2008 147th out of 154
Spending per student > College and university 208.82 2001 8th out of 73
Spending per student > Elementary school 11.76 2002 65th out of 89
Spending per student > High school 10.22 2001 66th out of 75
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 712.06 2011 182nd out of 203
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 83.25% 2000 9th out of 125
Tertiary enrollment 10.9% 2000 68th out of 96

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Citation

  • Samoa ranked first for secondary education > general pupils per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Samoa ranked #8 for secondary education, duration > years amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.