Korea - Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education) in Korea was 20.76 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 45 years was 28.60 in 1982, while its lowest value was 7.91 in 1994.

Definition: Expenditure on tertiary education is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on education. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

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

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Year Value
1970 8.23
1971 8.28
1972 8.20
1973 8.76
1975 10.70
1976 11.05
1977 8.14
1979 12.02
1980 11.40
1981 10.21
1982 28.60
1983 11.83
1984 12.78
1985 11.54
1986 10.73
1987 10.60
1988 9.75
1989 10.16
1990 9.72
1991 8.28
1992 8.24
1993 8.34
1994 7.91
1995 8.02
1998 10.70
1999 13.54
2002 8.07
2003 13.60
2004 12.96
2005 13.96
2006 14.96
2007 14.16
2008 13.92
2009 17.06
2012 15.61
2015 20.76

Development Relevance: The share of government expenditure for a specific education level allows an assessment of the priority a government assigns to a level of education relative to other levels. Enrolment and the relative costs per student between different levels of education should be also taken into account.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data disaggregated by level of education are estimates in some instances. It is often difficult to separate lower from upper secondary education expenditure, or pre-primary from primary.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The share of expenditure on tertiary education to total government expenditure on education is calculated by dividing government expenditure on tertiary education by total government expenditure on education (all levels combined), and multiplying by 100. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. 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: Median

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Inputs