Switzerland: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Switzerland

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 9.93
 Year 2017
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 2012 - 2017
 Average 10.27
 Min - Max 9.93 - 10.75
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 2012 to 2017. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 10.27 students per teacher with a minimum of 9.93 students per teacher in 2017 and a maximum of 10.75 students per teacher in 2012. The latest value from 2017 is 9.93 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 132 countries is 21.75 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Switzerland is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.


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