Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary - Country Ranking

Definition: Tertiary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in tertiary school.

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 Guinea-Bissau 147.56 2006
2 Syrian Arab Republic 64.41 2015
3 Nepal 60.01 2013
4 Mali 52.41 2012
5 Cameroon 52.28 2014
6 Sudan 46.00 2014
7 Sri Lanka 45.22 2011
8 Greece 44.51 2014
9 Mauritania 42.95 2013
10 Turkey 38.42 2014
11 Central African Republic 34.61 2011
12 Tanzania 34.45 2012
13 Rwanda 32.47 2016
14 Yemen 32.21 2007
15 Ethiopia 31.22 2014
16 Mauritius 30.39 2010
17 Lesotho 29.28 2014
18 Ghana 28.93 2015
19 Fiji 28.55 1991
20 Guatemala 27.71 2002
21 Australia 27.47 2013
22 Vietnam 27.05 2015
23 Cayman Islands 26.82 2008
24 Comoros 26.31 2014
25 Togo 26.24 2015
26 Czech Republic 26.02 2013
27 Senegal 25.78 2015
28 Dominican Republic 25.53 2015
29 Angola 25.52 2015
30 Myanmar 25.28 2012
31 Burundi 25.23 2014
32 Indonesia 25.00 2014
33 Vanuatu 24.86 2002
34 Uganda 24.47 2011
35 India 24.29 2015
36 Algeria 24.05 2015
37 Afghanistan 23.89 2014
38 Egypt 23.87 2014
39 Libya 23.87 2003
40 Albania 23.59 2014
41 The Gambia 23.15 2012
42 Bangladesh 22.87 2014
43 Jamaica 22.81 2002
44 South Africa 22.80 1994
45 Nigeria 22.60 2011
46 Serbia 22.52 2015
47 Bolivia 22.48 2007
48 Jordan 22.45 2015
49 Iraq 22.09 2005
50 Liberia 21.64 2012
51 Thailand 21.54 2015
52 Morocco 21.38 2009
53 France 21.29 2013
54 Philippines 21.27 2005
55 Italy 20.30 2015
56 Mongolia 20.26 2015
57 Eritrea 20.25 2014
58 Botswana 20.11 2016
59 Honduras 19.97 2015
60 Saudi Arabia 19.85 2015
61 Romania 19.50 2015
62 China 19.49 2011
63 Finland 19.33 2014
64 Djibouti 19.20 2011
65 Somalia 19.18 1987
66 The Bahamas 19.04 1995
67 Brazil 18.96 2014
68 Madagascar 18.82 2014
69 Guinea 18.70 2014
70 El Salvador 18.11 2015
71 Macedonia 18.06 2014
72 Zimbabwe 17.93 2015
73 United Arab Emirates 17.81 2015
74 Cambodia 17.75 2015
75 Poland 17.64 2014
76 Pakistan 17.56 2015
77 Swaziland 17.55 2013
78 Tajikistan 17.43 2016
79 New Zealand 17.41 2014
80 Belgium 17.34 2014
81 Benin 17.26 2011
82 Kuwait 17.03 2004
83 Argentina 16.78 2009
84 Moldova 16.51 2015
85 Kazakhstan 16.37 2016
86 Namibia 16.37 2008
87 Oman 16.16 2015
88 United Kingdom 15.52 2014
89 Slovak Republic 15.46 2014
90 Bahrain 15.44 2015
91 Ireland 15.39 2010
92 Colombia 15.36 2015
93 Dem. Rep. Congo 15.34 2013
94 Nicaragua 15.33 2002
95 Macao SAR, China 15.27 2015
96 Iran 15.26 2015
97 Mozambique 15.23 2014
98 Puerto Rico 15.18 2014
99 Chile 14.98 2013
100 Hong Kong SAR, China 14.97 1994
101 Peru 14.81 2002
102 Korea 14.78 2014
103 Burkina Faso 14.64 2016
104 Hungary 14.62 2015
105 Belarus 14.57 2015
106 Ecuador 14.55 2012
107 Tunisia 14.53 2014
108 Barbados 14.51 2007
109 Seychelles 14.38 2015
110 Dominica 14.24 1993
111 Belize 14.18 2015
112 Timor-Leste 13.99 2009
113 Malawi 13.60 2011
114 Slovenia 13.59 2013
115 Singapore 13.55 2013
116 Netherlands 13.46 2015
117 Zambia 13.12 1987
118 Guyana 13.10 2012
119 Qatar 12.94 2015
120 Venezuela 12.87 2009
121 Kyrgyz Republic 12.82 2015
122 Gabon 12.77 1999
123 Cyprus 12.65 2015
124 Latvia 12.56 2015
125 Sweden 12.56 2015
126 Spain 12.51 2015
127 United States 12.46 2014
128 Niger 12.33 2012
129 Bulgaria 12.31 2014
130 Congo 12.26 2013
131 Brunei 11.91 2015
132 Costa Rica 11.87 1986
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.32 2015
134 Russia 11.02 2013
135 Panama 10.88 2013
136 Chad 10.87 2011
137 Lithuania 10.76 2015
138 Estonia 10.74 2006
139 Uzbekistan 10.67 2016
140 Lao PDR 10.60 2015
141 Ukraine 10.54 2015
142 Portugal 10.43 2015
143 Côte d'Ivoire 10.29 2015
144 Malaysia 10.19 2015
145 St. Lucia 10.18 2015
146 Croatia 10.05 2015
147 Norway 9.93 2015
148 Mexico 9.79 2014
149 Trinidad and Tobago 9.74 2004
150 Azerbaijan 9.71 2015
151 Haiti 9.61 1986
152 Papua New Guinea 9.32 1999
153 Cabo Verde 9.18 2015
154 Canada 9.08 2000
155 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 9.03 2015
156 Switzerland 8.86 2014
157 Suriname 8.73 1990
158 Iceland 8.71 2012
159 Denmark 8.46 2015
160 Palau 8.22 2013
161 Antigua and Barbuda 8.18 2012
162 São Tomé and Principe 8.03 2015
163 Paraguay 7.99 1973
164 Malta 7.96 2015
165 Samoa 7.83 2000
166 Bhutan 7.75 2012
167 St. Kitts and Nevis 7.64 2015
168 Sierra Leone 7.55 2002
169 Germany 7.52 2015
170 Georgia 7.09 2015
171 Uruguay 7.09 2015
172 Japan 7.08 2014
173 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7.05 1990
174 Austria 7.00 2015
175 Armenia 6.87 2015
176 Liechtenstein 6.30 2015
177 Israel 6.28 1980
178 Turkmenistan 5.44 2014
179 Tonga 5.11 2000
180 Lebanon 4.99 2014
181 Equatorial Guinea 4.87 2000
182 Cuba 4.60 2015
183 Andorra 4.55 2015
184 Grenada 4.26 2015
185 Luxembourg 3.76 2012

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Development Relevance: The pupil-teacher ratio is often used to compare the quality of schooling across countries, but it is often weakly related to student learning and quality of education.

Limitations and Exceptions: The comparability of pupil-teacher ratios across countries is affected by the definition of teachers and by differences in class size by grade and in the number of hours taught, as well as the different practices countries employ such as part-time teachers, school shifts, and multi-grade classes. Moreover, the underlying enrollment levels are subject to a variety of reporting errors.

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: Pupil-teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the number of students at the specified level of education by the number of teachers at the same level of education. 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