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Costa Rica

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

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Republic of Costa Rica
Region: North & Central America
Population: 3,710,558
Language(s): Spanish, English
Literacy Rate: 94.8%
Number of Primary Schools: 3,711
Compulsory Schooling: 10 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 5.4%
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 529,637
  Secondary: 202,415
  Higher: 88,324
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 104%
  Secondary: 47%
Teachers: Primary: 19,235
  Secondary: 10,943
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 29:1
  Secondary: 20:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 103%
  Secondary: 49%

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