Costa Rica: Primary school enrollment

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 Costa Rica

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 108.85
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 106.59
 Min - Max 98.30 - 114.59
 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 106.59 percent with a minimum of 98.3 percent in 1984 and a maximum of 114.59 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2021 is 108.85 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 143 countries is 100.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Costa Rica - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Costa Rica - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2021




The primary school enrollment can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.

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