School enrollment, secondary, private (% of total secondary) - Country Ranking

Definition: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Macao SAR, China 95.99 2018
2 Bangladesh 93.90 2017
3 Zimbabwe 77.41 2012
4 United Kingdom 74.03 2017
5 Belize 70.35 2017
6 Tonga 69.30 2015
7 Grenada 63.74 2017
8 United Arab Emirates 63.55 2017
9 Guatemala 63.00 2018
10 Chile 61.90 2017
11 Lebanon 59.10 2018
12 Belgium 58.70 2017
13 Liberia 58.37 2015
14 Mauritius 56.59 2018
15 Comoros 52.36 2017
16 Côte d'Ivoire 50.62 2018
17 India 50.51 2016
18 Qatar 49.18 2018
19 Uganda 44.58 2004
20 Mali 43.77 2018
21 Madagascar 42.75 2018
22 Indonesia 42.14 2018
23 Australia 40.59 2017
24 Burkina Faso 39.88 2018
25 Guinea 39.30 2014
26 Malta 37.98 2016
27 Kuwait 34.98 2015
28 Cayman Islands 34.38 2018
29 Monaco 32.58 2019
30 Pakistan 32.20 2018
31 Korea 31.27 2017
32 Dominica 31.13 2015
33 Venezuela 31.11 2017
34 Samoa 30.90 2016
35 Solomon Islands 29.85 2012
36 Spain 29.76 2017
37 Gabon 29.34 1999
38 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 28.27 2018
39 Cameroon 28.26 2016
40 Palau 28.23 2007
41 The Bahamas 27.42 2016
42 Puerto Rico 27.20 2016
43 Togo 27.01 2017
44 Peru 26.99 2018
45 Argentina 26.83 2017
46 Honduras 26.11 2017
47 Ecuador 26.08 2017
48 Bahrain 25.55 2018
49 France 25.21 2017
50 Timor-Leste 24.58 2018
51 Mauritania 24.56 2018
52 Central African Republic 23.53 2017
53 Equatorial Guinea 23.23 1999
54 Hungary 22.23 2017
55 Philippines 22.16 2017
56 Senegal 21.93 2018
57 Nicaragua 21.83 2010
58 Congo 21.79 2004
59 Jordan 21.58 2018
60 Angola 21.47 2016
61 Tuvalu 21.30 2018
62 Paraguay 21.01 2016
63 Colombia 20.44 2018
64 Japan 20.42 2017
65 Hong Kong SAR, China 20.41 2018
66 Sudan 20.35 2017
67 Nigeria 19.03 2016
68 Nauru 19.02 2002
69 Luxembourg 18.50 2017
70 Dem. Rep. Congo 18.47 2014
71 Tanzania 18.05 2017
72 Antigua and Barbuda 17.97 2018
73 Sweden 17.84 2017
74 Dominican Republic 17.80 2017
75 Portugal 17.55 2017
76 Cyprus 17.50 2015
77 El Salvador 16.63 2017
78 Panama 16.14 2016
79 Ghana 16.13 2018
80 Benin 15.65 2016
81 Brunei 15.52 2018
82 Chad 15.50 2016
83 Denmark 15.20 2017
84 Finland 14.86 2017
85 Niger 14.82 2017
86 Iceland 14.74 2017
87 Nepal 14.36 2008
88 Brazil 13.74 2017
89 Mozambique 13.33 2017
90 Mexico 13.14 2017
91 Oman 13.07 2018
92 Iran 13.06 2017
93 Seychelles 12.90 2018
94 Azerbaijan 12.89 2018
95 China 12.82 2018
96 Guinea-Bissau 12.76 2000
97 Kenya 12.65 2009
98 Rwanda 12.45 2018
99 Switzerland 12.02 2017
100 Israel 11.99 2017
101 Bolivia 11.68 2017
102 Djibouti 11.62 2019
103 Slovak Republic 11.52 2017
104 Uruguay 11.42 2017
105 Saudi Arabia 11.39 2007
106 Poland 11.21 2017
107 Thailand 10.48 2017
108 Austria 10.39 2017
109 Morocco 10.33 2018
110 Bhutan 10.27 2018
111 Malawi 10.23 2018
112 Georgia 10.16 2018
113 Sierra Leone 10.06 2017
114 Czech Republic 9.55 2017
115 Germany 9.53 2017
116 New Zealand 9.08 2017
117 United States 8.95 2017
118 Malaysia 8.95 2018
119 Albania 8.79 2018
120 Costa Rica 8.75 2018
121 Canada 8.06 2017
122 Guyana 7.93 2012
123 Fiji 7.87 2008
124 Egypt 7.79 2018
125 Vanuatu 7.61 2015
126 Cabo Verde 7.44 2018
127 Eritrea 7.33 2017
128 Sri Lanka 7.29 2013
129 Norway 7.27 2017
130 Tunisia 7.22 2016
131 Mongolia 7.20 2010
132 Burundi 7.20 2018
133 Netherlands 7.18 2017
134 Turkey 7.04 2017
135 Italy 6.81 2017
136 Barbados 6.69 2018
137 Ethiopia 6.62 2015
138 St. Kitts and Nevis 5.60 2016
139 Singapore 4.98 2017
140 Myanmar 4.94 2017
141 São Tomé and Principe 4.72 2017
142 Kazakhstan 4.69 2018
143 Greece 4.31 2017
144 South Africa 4.22 2017
145 Slovenia 4.12 2017
146 Yemen 3.85 2016
147 Afghanistan 3.70 2017
148 Syrian Arab Republic 3.60 2013
149 Estonia 3.56 2017
150 Latvia 3.43 2017
151 Lithuania 3.20 2017
152 St. Lucia 3.10 2018
153 Andorra 3.06 2018
154 Botswana 3.03 2007
155 Liechtenstein 3.03 2016
156 Kyrgyz Republic 2.85 2018
157 Lao PDR 2.81 2017
158 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.75 2018
159 Armenia 2.47 2018
160 Bulgaria 2.43 2016
161 Croatia 2.35 2016
162 Libya 2.16 2006
163 Eswatini 2.03 2016
164 Jamaica 2.03 2018
165 Cambodia 1.97 2007
166 Moldova 1.77 2018
167 Lesotho 1.44 2016
168 North Macedonia 1.29 2015
169 Russia 1.29 2017
170 Tajikistan 1.25 2013
171 Suriname 1.16 2018
172 Romania 1.07 2016
173 Serbia 0.77 2018
174 Ukraine 0.55 2018
175 Papua New Guinea 0.54 2012
176 Belarus 0.46 2018
177 Ireland 0.29 2017
178 Algeria 0.27 2011
179 Montenegro 0.19 2017
180 Uzbekistan 0.06 2017

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Development Relevance: The share of enrollment in private institutions indicates the scale and capacity of private education within a country. A high percentage suggests strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes. However, in countries where private institutions are substantially subsidized or aided by the government, the distinction between private and public educational institutions may be less clear-cut especially when certain students are directly financed through government scholarships.

Limitations and Exceptions: Religious or private schools, which are not registered with the government or don't follow the common national curriculum, may not be captured.

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The share of students in private secondary school is calculated by dividing the number of students enrolled in private educational institutions at secondary level by total enrollment (public and private) at the same level of education, and multiplying by 100. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual