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United States

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: United States of America
Region: North & Central America
Population: 275,562,673
Language(s): English, Spanish
Literacy Rate: 97%
Academic Year: September-June
Compulsory Schooling: 10 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 5.4%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 453,785
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 24,045,967
  Secondary: 21,473,692
  Higher: 14,261,778
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 102%
  Secondary: 97%
  Higher: 81%
Teachers: Primary: 1,499,697
  Secondary: 1,394,080
  Higher: 915,321
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 17:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 101%
  Secondary: 97%
  Higher: 92%

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