USA: Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 2005 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 71.41 percent with a minimum of 70.1 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 72.93 percent in 2017.
The latest value from 2017 is 72.93 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 133
countries is 69.20 percent.
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Preprimary 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. Preprimary education refers to programs at the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment and to provide a bridge between home and school.