Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Statistics of Education, 2007/2008

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the annual report "Statistics of Education" for the school year 2007/08. The report provides detailed information regarding the number of educational institutions, pupils/students, teaching and non-teaching personnel and expenditure, at each level of education, as well as Cypriot students abroad.

The main data included in the report are:

· At all levels of education, there were 1.296 educational institutions, 175.984 pupils/students and 15.982 teachers, giving a pupil/teacher ratio of 11,0.
· Of the total number of pupils/students, 71,8% were enrolled in public schools and 28,2% in private schools.
· The enrolments of pupils/students by level of education were as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary 27.559, Primary 56.522, Secondary 65.890, Tertiary 25.688 and Special education 325.
· Cypriot students abroad totaled 22.530. Τheir distribution by level of education was as
follows: Tertiary non-university 1.598 or 7,1%, Tertiary University Undergraduate

18.603 or 82,6%, Tertiary Postgraduate (Master’s) 1.819 or 8,1% and Doctoral (Ph.D) 510 or 2,3%.

The most popular fields of study were: Business and Administration 12,7%, Health 10,7, Humanities 10,0%, Social and behavioral sciences 9,0% %, Engineering 8,3% and Teacher training and Education science 6,9%.

The main countries of study were: Greece 59,2%, United Kingdom 30,8%, U.S.A. 2,3%, Bulgaria 1,8%, Hungary 1,3%, France 0,8%, and Germany 0,7%.

l Public expenditure in public and private education for year 2007 stood at €1.110,0 millions, for all levels. The current public cost per pupil/student in public schools by level of education was as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary €4.783, Primary €4.801, Special €38.661, Secondary €7.726 and Tertiary €14.283. The cost per student abroad was €4.463 .

The report is available free of charge in electronic form, on the website of the Statistical Service. The paper publication will soon be available from the Government Printing Office at the price of €13.50 per copy.

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