Costa Rica - Primary education

Primary education, duration (years)

Primary education, duration (years) in Costa Rica was 6.00 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 42 years was 6.00 in 2012, while its lowest value was 6.00 in 1970.

Definition: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also:

Year Value
1970 6.00
1971 6.00
1972 6.00
1973 6.00
1974 6.00
1975 6.00
1976 6.00
1977 6.00
1978 6.00
1979 6.00
1980 6.00
1981 6.00
1982 6.00
1983 6.00
1984 6.00
1985 6.00
1986 6.00
1987 6.00
1988 6.00
1989 6.00
1990 6.00
1991 6.00
1992 6.00
1993 6.00
1994 6.00
1995 6.00
1996 6.00
1997 6.00
1998 6.00
1999 6.00
2000 6.00
2001 6.00
2002 6.00
2003 6.00
2004 6.00
2005 6.00
2006 6.00
2007 6.00
2008 6.00
2009 6.00
2010 6.00
2011 6.00
2012 6.00

Primary education, pupils

The value for Primary education, pupils in Costa Rica was 506,961 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 41 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 569,513 in 1999 and a minimum value of 342,373 in 1982.

Definition: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1970 349,378
1971 356,152
1972 365,545
1973 373,901
1974 367,901
1975 361,303
1976 365,957
1977 367,026
1978 359,680
1979 353,894
1980 348,674
1981 348,616
1982 342,373
1983 343,800
1984 350,658
1985 362,877
1986 380,384
1987 393,305
1988 409,621
1989 422,102
1990 435,205
1991 453,297
1992 471,049
1993 484,958
1994 495,879
1995 507,037
1996 518,603
1997 525,273
1998 529,637
1999 569,513
2000 551,465
2001 552,302
2002 545,509
2003 541,494
2004 558,084
2005 542,087
2006 546,542
2007 536,436
2008 534,816
2009 531,665
2010 520,609
2011 506,961

Primary education, pupils (% female)

Primary education, pupils (% female) in Costa Rica was 48.42 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 41 years was 49.01 in 1972, while its lowest value was 48.13 in 2000.

Definition: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also:

Year Value
1970 48.91
1971 48.92
1972 49.01
1973 48.92
1974 48.84
1975 48.93
1976 48.83
1977 48.80
1978 48.62
1979 48.64
1980 48.58
1981 48.49
1982 48.54
1983 48.43
1984 48.36
1985 48.42
1986 48.41
1987 48.41
1988 48.49
1989 48.44
1990 48.54
1991 48.62
1992 48.59
1993 48.60
1994 48.59
1995 48.61
1996 48.67
1997 48.50
1998 48.52
1999 48.27
2000 48.13
2001 48.50
2002 48.13
2003 48.13
2004 48.31
2005 48.25
2006 48.35
2007 48.39
2008 48.42
2009 48.37
2010 48.38
2011 48.42

Primary education, teachers

The value for Primary education, teachers in Costa Rica was 29,233 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 41 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 29,233 in 2011 and a minimum value of 10,379 in 1984.

Definition: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also:

Year Value
1970 11,720
1971 12,061
1972 12,573
1973 12,940
1974 12,643
1975 12,429
1976 12,973
1979 13,242
1980 12,596
1981 10,556
1982 10,824
1983 10,767
1984 10,379
1985 11,526
1986 11,785
1987 12,490
1988 12,829
1989 13,073
1990 13,651
1991 14,078
1992 14,584
1993 14,949
1994 15,806
1995 16,565
1996 17,554
1997 18,358
1998 19,235
1999 21,233
2000 22,111
2001 22,715
2002 24,142
2003 23,964
2004 24,975
2005 25,399
2006 27,733
2007 27,518
2008 28,186
2009 28,888
2010 29,163
2011 29,233

Primary education, teachers (% female)

Primary education, teachers (% female) in Costa Rica was 80.14 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 41 years was 81.19 in 1998, while its lowest value was 70.67 in 1971.

Definition: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also:

Year Value
1970 74.53
1971 70.67
1976 74.18
1981 78.78
1991 79.73
1996 78.36
1997 81.19
1998 81.19
1999 80.62
2000 80.39
2001 78.79
2002 79.74
2003 79.74
2004 79.10
2005 78.99
2006 79.65
2007 79.85
2008 79.99
2009 80.16
2010 80.25
2011 80.14

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes