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How Our Students Stack Up Against The World

ACCESS TO EDUCATION WORLD LITERACY RATE 96 m PRIMARY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 415 m. WLE FENALE S26 m SECONDARY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 195 m POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL SOm ATTENDANCE 2 m. 82% 69% O 87% 77% 2008 a 1970 VS. 88% 79% GLOBAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION HAS DOUBLED SINCE 1970. Global access to post-secondary education has increased by 600 times As the world's education systems have improved, so have literacy rates among adults. (SOURCE INESCO.ORG) in a same span of 38 years. (SOUDCE: UNESCO DIG) "EDUCATION LIFE EXPECTANCY The average number of years a student spends in school has increased over the last decade. Around the world, "Education Life Expectancy" has risen, with the most dramatic improvements in Eastern and Central Europe 2000 O 2008 and South and West Asia. 11 YEAIS 12 YEARS 115 YEIS 12 ES 155 YAS Central Asia K Central& Fastern Europe East Asia & The Pacific S5 YEARS North America & Western Europe Arab States 13 FEIS FERS 6 South & West Asia VEARS Latin America & the Canbbean • Sub-Saharan Africa (SOURCE: INESCO ORG) EDUCATION PARTICIPATION The years between 1999 and 2008 saw significant fluctuations in international participation in primary, secondary and post-secondary education. PRIMARY EDUCATION Out of the three education levels, primary has experienced the most participation loss for both males and females. MALE A FEMALE CHANGE IN PRIMARY EDUCATION ENROLLMENT 1999 - 2008 Central and Eastern Europe -20% -19% East Asia and the Pacific -12% -15% Latin America and the Caribbean North America and South and Western Europe Sub-Saharan Africa Arab States Central Asia West Asia +15% +19% -18% -20% -5% -6% -3% -5% +19% +38% +50% +62% SECONDARY EDUCATION Participation in secondary education has experienced growth in 7 out of 8 major world regions, at a similar rate for both males and females. CHANGE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ENROLLMENT 1999- 200I Central and Arab States Eastern Europe East Asia and the Pacific +21% +28% Latin America and the Caribbean North America and South and West Asia +30% +50% +79% +70% Sub-Saharan Africa Central Asia Western Europe +2% +1% +30% +33% -20% -19% +20% +18% +12% +12% POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Participation in post-secondary education has seen the largest world-wide growth of all, with the biggest gains coming from female students. Female enrollment has boomed as high as 140% in some regions. CHANGE IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION ENROLLMENT 1999 - 2008 Sub-Saharan Africa Central and East Asia and the Pacific Latin America and the Caribbean +80% +91% North America and Western Europe +19% +27% South and West Asia +19% +38% +79% +70% Arab States Central Asia Eastern Europe +22% +59% +40% +48% +58% +80% +87% 140% Despite significant growth in the post-secondary education population, Central Asia struggles with unemployment over 17%. (SOORCE: UNESCO.ORG. CIA.GOV) MALES VS. FEMALES Women now outnumber men as post-secondary graduates in f8.3% of the world. In 2008, the two most popular fields of study by gender were: In other fields of study, gender differences were more moderate: 15% of the world of the 46.6% 53.4% BERAVIDA SCIENCES 61.1% SCIENCES 38.9% ENGINEERING MANUFACTERING CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION BUSINESS ADMINI- - STRATION 51.1% 49.9% 51.5% LAW 49.5% payempe graduated The number of female college students has grown substantially over time. In the United States, the percent of female college students has more than doubled since the late 1800s: 21% 58% Female Students in 1872 Female Students in 2009 (SOURCE: UNESCO.ORG, SUPERFREAKONOMICS) de population 2000 2008 Pray su o

How Our Students Stack Up Against The World

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Course Hero’s latest infographic takes a look at education on a global scale. It’s safe to say that few things are more important to social and economic development than the education of the next ...


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