Costa Rica: Primary school completion rate

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 Costa Rica

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 99.08
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 87.19
 Min - Max 72.39 - 99.08
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 87.19 percent with a minimum of 72.39 percent in 1984 and a maximum of 99.08 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 99.08 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 118 countries is 92.48 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Primary school completion rate - recent values

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Costa Rica - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1970-2021




The percent of all children enrolled in primary school who enter the last grade of primary school; can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
Definition: Primary completion rate, or gross intake ratio to the last grade of primary education, is the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education. Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of primary education.


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 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.99 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.09 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.19 2019 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 95.24 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 108.85 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 141.20 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 54.72 2019 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 94.27 2020 percent
 PISA math scores 384.576 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 415.233 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 410.987 2022 index points
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