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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Macao SAR, China 95.95 2015
2 Bangladesh 94.43 2015
3 Zimbabwe 77.41 2012
4 United Kingdom 69.49 2014
5 Tonga 69.07 2014
6 Grenada 62.83 2014
7 Guatemala 62.74 2015
8 Lebanon 62.20 2015
9 Chile 61.29 2015
10 Belize 60.62 2015
11 Belgium 58.75 2015
12 Liberia 58.37 2015
13 Mauritius 58.22 2015
14 Côte d'Ivoire 52.07 2015
15 India 50.17 2015
16 Comoros 49.65 2014
17 Qatar 45.91 2015
18 Uganda 44.58 2004
19 Indonesia 41.19 2015
20 Madagascar 40.15 2014
21 Burkina Faso 39.64 2015
22 Australia 39.53 2014
23 Mali 39.44 2015
24 Guinea 39.30 2014
25 Malta 37.25 2015
26 Kuwait 36.85 2015
27 Pakistan 35.83 2015
28 Venezuela 33.31 2015
29 Samoa 32.45 2015
30 Korea 31.23 2015
31 Dominica 31.13 2015
32 The Bahamas 30.49 2010
33 Peru 29.93 2015
34 Monaco 29.91 2015
35 Solomon Islands 29.85 2012
36 Mauritania 29.36 2015
37 Gabon 29.34 1999
38 Cayman Islands 28.76 2013
39 Spain 28.42 2015
40 Palau 28.23 2007
41 Cameroon 28.04 2015
42 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 27.57 2015
43 Ecuador 26.88 2016
44 Honduras 26.71 2015
45 Argentina 26.15 2014
46 France 25.88 2014
47 Bahrain 25.20 2015
48 Puerto Rico 24.75 2014
49 Timor-Leste 23.86 2015
50 Togo 23.27 2011
51 Equatorial Guinea 23.23 1999
52 Hungary 22.38 2015
53 Nicaragua 21.83 2010
54 Paraguay 21.80 2012
55 Congo 21.79 2004
56 Tanzania 21.39 2013
57 Colombia 21.19 2015
58 Japan 19.74 2014
59 Senegal 19.61 2015
60 Philippines 19.36 2013
61 Jordan 19.22 2014
62 Nauru 19.02 2002
63 Nigeria 18.72 2013
64 Hong Kong SAR, China 18.67 2015
65 Dominican Republic 18.66 2015
66 Dem. Rep. Congo 18.47 2014
67 Antigua and Barbuda 18.40 2015
68 Niger 18.36 2015
69 Luxembourg 18.03 2014
70 Cyprus 17.50 2015
71 El Salvador 17.13 2015
72 Ghana 16.77 2016
73 Portugal 16.64 2015
74 Rwanda 16.46 2015
75 Sweden 16.42 2015
76 Chad 16.26 2012
77 Panama 16.11 2014
78 Malawi 16.07 2015
79 Brunei 15.96 2015
80 Benin 15.51 2015
81 Uruguay 15.11 2014
82 Finland 14.59 2015
83 Sudan 14.50 2012
84 Nepal 14.36 2008
85 Malaysia 14.09 2015
86 Brazil 13.86 2015
87 Mexico 13.79 2014
88 Denmark 13.61 2015
89 Iran 13.56 2015
90 Iceland 13.54 2013
91 Guinea-Bissau 12.76 2000
92 Kenya 12.65 2009
93 Bolivia 12.32 2015
94 Switzerland 12.01 2015
95 Bhutan 11.74 2014
96 Israel 11.74 2015
97 Saudi Arabia 11.39 2007
98 Poland 11.20 2014
99 Oman 11.09 2015
100 Angola 10.98 2011
101 Seychelles 10.94 2015
102 Slovak Republic 10.90 2015
103 China 10.63 2015
104 Mozambique 10.60 2015
105 Thailand 10.48 2015
106 Georgia 10.23 2015
107 Austria 10.13 2015
108 New Zealand 9.71 2015
109 Central African Republic 9.68 2009
110 Germany 9.31 2015
111 Djibouti 9.22 2016
112 Czech Republic 9.21 2015
113 Costa Rica 9.06 2015
114 Burundi 8.88 2015
115 Cabo Verde 8.40 2015
116 Guyana 7.93 2012
117 United States 7.91 2014
118 Fiji 7.87 2008
119 Sierra Leone 7.66 2015
120 Albania 7.62 2015
121 Vanuatu 7.61 2015
122 Mongolia 7.56 2015
123 Tunisia 7.47 2015
124 Sri Lanka 7.29 2013
125 Canada 7.18 2013
126 Eritrea 7.16 2015
127 Norway 7.13 2015
128 Egypt 6.98 2014
129 Italy 6.94 2015
130 Tuvalu 6.66 2014
131 Ethiopia 6.62 2015
132 Singapore 6.37 2009
133 Barbados 6.29 2014
134 Netherlands 5.91 2015
135 Kazakhstan 5.33 2016
136 Namibia 4.92 2007
137 St. Kitts and Nevis 4.89 2015
138 Morocco 4.75 2004
139 Yemen 4.45 2013
140 Greece 4.25 2014
141 South Africa 4.19 2014
142 Estonia 4.17 2015
143 Turkey 4.09 2015
144 St. Lucia 3.75 2015
145 Syrian Arab Republic 3.60 2013
146 Bulgaria 3.54 2015
147 Botswana 3.03 2007
148 Kyrgyz Republic 2.97 2015
149 Andorra 2.84 2015
150 Lithuania 2.82 2015
151 Lao PDR 2.78 2015
152 Afghanistan 2.67 2015
153 Latvia 2.57 2015
154 Lesotho 2.56 2015
155 Liechtenstein 2.51 2015
156 Swaziland 2.38 2014
157 Armenia 2.31 2015
158 Croatia 2.25 2015
159 Libya 2.16 2006
160 Slovenia 2.14 2014
161 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.01 2015
162 Cambodia 1.97 2007
163 Jamaica 1.78 2015
164 Moldova 1.54 2015
165 São Tomé and Principe 1.31 2016
166 Macedonia 1.29 2015
167 Myanmar 1.27 2014
168 Russia 1.25 2015
169 Tajikistan 1.25 2013
170 Romania 1.10 2015
171 Suriname 0.90 2015
172 Ireland 0.75 2015
173 Papua New Guinea 0.54 2012
174 Belarus 0.49 2015
175 Serbia 0.47 2015
176 Ukraine 0.38 2015
177 Algeria 0.27 2011
178 Montenegro 0.13 2015
179 Uzbekistan 0.05 2016

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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: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

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