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Finland

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

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Republic of Finland
Region: Europe
Population: 5,167,486
Language(s): Finnish, Swedish, Lapp, Russian
Literacy Rate: 100%
Academic Year: September-May
Number of Primary Schools: 3,766
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 7.5%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 3,829
Libraries: 1,202
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 380,932
  Secondary: 469,933
  Higher: 226,458

Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 99%
  Secondary: 118%
  Higher: 74%
Teachers: Primary: 21,459
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 18:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 99%
  Secondary: 125%
  Higher: 80%



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